• 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
  • hirosakicastle
    September 25, 2014
    Now or ten years later! The reversed Tenshu of Hirosaki Castle.
    A perfect site for cherry blossoms, Hirosaki castle. A perfect site for autumn leaves, Hirosaki castle. A perfect site for snow sceneries, Hirosaki castle. There has been a concern regarding the safety of the stone-walls on the east side of the castle, which can possibly cause the walls to fall down. For the sake of…read more
  • takayamainari03
    September 11, 2014
    Spiritual Place in Okutsugaru, Takayama Inani Shrine (Tsugaru City)
    In Okutsugaru region (Tsugaru City, Aomori Prefecture), there is a location filled with spiritual energy which only a few people knows. Also a new station of Hokkaido Shinkansen, which is called Okutsugaru Imabetsu Station will be opened here in 2015. The place just mentioned is located at the very center of Byobu Mountain which is…read more
  • ikedasgarden
    September 3, 2014
    Former Ikeda Family’s Garden, a government-designated scenic beauty, holding ‘Autumn Garden Party’
    On the countryside of Taisen city, Akita prefecture, the Former Ikeda Family’s Garden welcomes you to the relaxing garden party. Containing glowing chandeliers and walls of Japanese leather paper, the western-style building in this garden was built as a private library for local children by the Ikedas, who were praised as one of the three…read more
  • masudamachi
    August 26, 2014
    Go on a Time Travel to the Town Called as a Town of Fireflies (Yokote City, Akita Prefecture)
    One of the snowiest places in Japan, Yokote city, Akita prefecture. “The rows of houses of Masuda” were selected as an important preservation district for groups of traditional buildings last year. Uchigura, a warehouse covered in another building called Saya in order to avoid damages from wind and snow, is a typical building in snowy…read more
  • 01_暗門の滝(第三の滝) (1)
    August 20, 2014
    English-speaking guided day tours to Shirakami-Sanchi
    Tohoku Regional Forest Office presents two English-speaking guided day tours to the Shirakami-Sanchi World Natural Heritage and its surrounding areas in October 2014. Join us to explore the distinctive forests of Shirakami-Sanchi in autumn colours! (About Shirakami-Sanchi) Shirakami-Sanchi (白神山地) is a mountainous region situated across the border between Aomori and Akita Prefectures in north Japan,…read more
  • お盆1
    August 13, 2014
    After Mid-August, Picking Season for Surprisingly Sweet “it”…
    Obon[1] starts today. Many people visit their hometowns to meet their old friends and feel grateful to their ancestors. As more people start visiting, their hometowns come to life and get lively. After Obon in mid-August, autumn starts to gently approach Tohoku. The big temperature difference between day and night makes “it” extra sweet with…read more
  • 鍾乳洞1
    July 25, 2014
    “Cool Even in the Mid Summer Heat – Limestone Caves (excerpted from Nikkei Plus One)
    Respresenting Tohoku, the following has been listed in the feature article “Cool Even in the Mid Summer Heat – Best 10 Limestone Caves” in Nikkei Plus One, “Nandemo Ranking.” 【Ryusendo Cave in Iwaizumi, Iwate Prefecture】 Proudly ranked as No.1 in the East Japan, Ryusendo Cave is famous for a dragon blue underground lake with the…read more
  • クラネタリウムは世界一
    June 25, 2014
    More Jellyfish Than Any Other Aquarium in the World
    “Jellyfish Dream House” a.k.a. Kamo Aquarium in Tsuruoka City, Yamagata Prefecture just reopened on June 1 this year. Various creatures from seas and rivers of the world are displayed at Kamo Aquariam, and they have the biggest number of the species of jellyfish displayed in the world. “Kuragetarium”, a water cistern of jellyfish, makes you…read more
  • 04地酒ワイン
    June 18, 2014
    “Sakagura Map” Covering All Local Sake Breweries and Wineries in Tohoku by Sendai Regional Taxation Bureau is now to be Distributed for Free
    In an effort to proudly promote tourism, culture and products from Japan to the world under the government flag of “cool Japan”, “Sakagura Map”, a map of breweries/wineries in six Tohoku prefectures is produced by Sendai Regional Taxation Bureau. It is now ready to be distributed.  There are two types, one for Japanese sake and…read more