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    February 3, 2014
    Yokote Snow Festival – So Hot in Winter! (Feb. 14 to 17 in Yokote City)
      Calm snow festival – ‘kamakura’ Snow keeps falling silently. Accumulated snow turns into a ‘kamakura (snow hut)’ in which water deities are enshrined and people spend time by tasting ‘amazake (sweet fermented rice drink)’ or baked rice cakes. In Yokote of a heavy snowfall area, a kamakura is place for all to fully enjoy…read more
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    January 20, 2014
    The Blue Mermaid Scheduled to be Launched across the Tsugaru Straits on April 16!
    Three hours and forty minutes between Aomori and Hakodate. Although the distance isn’t long, a trip should be pleasant enough to called “cruising”. Newly built the Blue Mermaid will join the fleet!     In the cabins, reclining “view seats” with a view of the sea and private rooms with a dog balcony which can…read more
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    January 17, 2014
    Rake Appointed as Tohoku Tourism Goodwill Ambassador!
    “Therefore, my dreams come true, I want to believe so, I want to believe so.” Tohoku Tourism Promotion Organization has appointed Sendai-residing singer-songwriter Rake as Tohoku Tourism Goodwill Ambassador! He is going to write a theme song for a Taiwanese movie “KANO”, which will provide him with an opportunity to promote Tohoku Tourism not only…read more
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    January 15, 2014
    ”Iwaki Hula Girls’ Pass” – Valued Ticket with Fun for Spa Resort Hawaiians
    Get a pass of “Iwaki Hula Girls’ Pass”, with privileges of fixed expressway tolls from the areas of Sendai, Tokyo or Tochigi Prefecture heading to Iwaki City in Fukushima Prefecture, discounts of 50% on admission fees to the Spa Resort Hawaiians and 20 to 28% on accommodations there! For the detailed information, please visit the…read more
  • 0108
    January 8, 2014
    The 37th Uesugi Snow Lantern Festival in Yonezawa, Feb. 8 & 9
    Started by seven citizens as an event in winter, Uesugi Snow Lantern Festival is full of poetic sentiment & fantasy. It provides people with an opportunity to remember their ancestors and express their appreciation to their forerunners who set the groundwork for the present peace, while the beauty of snow in a hard frost enchant…read more
  • 0106
    January 6, 2014
    Omuta Send Lively Sprit to Minamisanriku with Bamboo Lanterns (till January 31)
    Approximately 300 bamboo lanterns are being illuminated in Isatomae Fukko Shopping Village in Utatsu, Minamisanriku-cho in Miyagi Prefecture. Hosted by several groups including Miikekouchiku Committee that organizes bamboo lantern events in the Miike area in the city of Omuta, Fukuoka Prefecture, as part of the project named “Support the Recovery from the Great East Japan…read more
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    December 12, 2013
    Free Wi-Fi for Foreigners in Tohoku
    Free Wi-Fi services for foreign travelers visiting Tohoku will be available at tourist facilities or hotels from December 12, 2013. All visitors to Tohoku from overseas on short-term basis are able to use Internet wherever in the area conveniently. It’s easier to get travel information through smartphone or tablet, which encourage visitors to share their…read more
  • 1209
    December 9, 2013
    Update from Shimokita Zone: Fish Festival in Sai Village on Dec. 15
    Sai-mura in Aomori Prefecture is known for huge or odd-shaped rocks in Hotokegaura inlet. Cold winter is getting severer but if you visit there on December 15, you’ll have something good. It’s the day of the annual fish festival and there will be a draw, which you have a chance to win abalone, salmon roe,…read more
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    December 6, 2013
    Sendai Pageant of Starlight from December 6 through 31
    All of 600,000 light bulbs are off for a moment. People wait for the very moment without blinking. Suddenly, dazzling light bursts in your eyes and its glows with a shout of joy along the streets. “Starlight Winks” or illumination turning off/on is scheduled three times a day at 6 pm, 7 pm and 8…read more
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    December 4, 2013
    Update from Kaminoyama, Tendo Yamagata Zone: Battle of Winter in Tendo – the 19th Heisei Battle of Pot on December 18
    “Nabegassen”, a battle of hot pot, is a peaceful fighting without weapon. Participants joining in the event are not only from Japan but also from overseas to show their traditional hot pot dishes made of their local special products or original ones introducing new flavors. All camps will fight by offering their tasty hot pot,…read more