• とれいゆ
    March 1, 2015
    Footbath in Shinkansen! The first Resort Shinkansen, “Treiyu”
    ‘Treiyu’ comes from ‘Train’ and ‘Soleil’, sun in French. It is the first resort Shinkansen that operates between Fukushima and Shinjo. Inside the train, there are ‘Ozashiki Reserved Seats’ made of Tatami, ‘Bar Counter’ that serves local sake, wine and juice of Yamagata, and ‘Footbath’ where you can relax while looking out the window. Experience…read more
  • D
    February 20, 2015
    Night Cruising with Guests from Thailand through the Imaginative Corridor of Snow Monsters
    The middle of February. We toured around chilly winter Tohoku with journalists of Thai TV broadcasting company. “าอัศจรรย์!” (←I actually don’t know what this means…) This is the word I heard and they seems to be very excited when they saw this. We participated on “The Night Cruising Tour through the Imaginative Corridor of Snow…read more
  • 図1
    February 1, 2015
    Happiness blooms, Fukushima
    Located in Tohoku area in Japan, Fukushima prefecture has a wide range of beautiful flowers and amazing nature. Especially at Hanamiyama (mountain), you can enjoy the sight of snow, cherry blossom and other flowers all at once. (Best season: April) Aside from this, there are many attractions and charms in Fukushima, such as historical buildings:…read more
  • 図1
    January 20, 2015
    Bus between Yamagata Airport and Ginzan Onsen starts its operation!
    We now have a bus service that connects Yamagata Airport and Ginzan Onsen, Obanazawa city, which is very convenient for visitors from Tokyo or Osaka to get straight to Ginzan Onsen. ・Bus fare: One-way ¥1,500 (no reservation required) ・Yamagata Airport to Ginzan Onsen (The last bus does not go to Ginzan Onsen) ・Ginzan Onsen to Yamagata Airport…read more
  • 図3
    January 11, 2015
    The only place in Japan where you can play with foxes grazed freely. ‘Miyagi Zao Fox Village’
    More than 100 foxes (6 kinds including Ezo red fox) are grazed freely in the park. You can feed them and take pictures together! From April to May, you also can take pictures with baby foxes in your arms! ※FYI(Japanese only) http://www12.plala.or.jp/zao-fox/read more
  • 図1
    January 9, 2015
    Senboku City, Akita Prefecture
    Samurai residents in Kakunodate, also known as ‘Little Kyoto of Tohoku’, are a popular cherry blossom site. Weeping cherry trees and Yoshino cherry trees lie along Hinokinai Riverbank for 2km and it is just outstanding. Also there is a gregarious skunk cabbages and dogtooth violets nearby, which you can enjoy while watching the cherry trees….read more
  • 図1
    January 7, 2015
    Spring in Iwate offers you both snow and cherry blossom!
    In the spring of Iwate, cherry blossom comes to its best season from late-April towards early-May. At the same time, you can enjoy a thrilling drive on the ‘Snow Corridor’, Hachimantai Aspite Line with the contrast of snow white and blue sky. At Kitakami Tenshouchi, one of the best 100 cherry blossom sites of Japan,…read more
  • 図1
    January 5, 2015
    The castle is Moving! – Renovation of the Hirosaki Castle Inner Courtyard Stone Walls ―
    To facilitate repairs, the castle tower will be moved after the 2015 Cherry Blossom Festival. 2015 will be the last year (for a while) to see the familiar scenery of the castle, bridge, and cherry blossoms. – Early 2015: Send-off for the familiar scenery – From 2016: New scenery for a limited time (A fantastic…read more
  • kitakata1
    November 12, 2014
    “We’re Sorry for the Stairs!?” Extremely Polite Stairs Found at Kitakata Station.
    Welcome to the town of warehouses and Ramen, Kitakata. …Hm?           “We’re sorry for the stairs.” Oh, okay. No problem for that (^_^;)           “There are a total of 32 steps on the stairs.” Thanks, I appreciate you telling me that (^_^;)          …read more
  • nagatoko
    November 5, 2014
    The Great Ginkgo Tree of Nagatoko! (Kitakata City)
    Kitakata city, Fukushima prefecture, is famous for their old warehouses and great Ramen restaurants. But… it is also a great place for appreciating autumn leaves. Last weekend, our senior agent S assumed visited Jingu-Kumano Shrine to see the Great Ginkgo Tree next to the Nagatoko (front shrine). He assumed it was about time for the…read more