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1Seasonal Highlights of the Tohoku Region

A course for thoroughly enjoying the Tohoku region, a treasure house of the scenic beauty in all four seasons, historic places, traditional culture, and local delicacies.

AZao Snow Monster and Ropeway /Yamagata City, Yamagata

The Zao Snow Monsters are renowned worldwide. In February, the trees at Zao are covered with a dense rime, making them look like giant monsters, and the snowfield at Zao is filled with these trees. Taking the Zao Ropeway is the perfect way to enjoy this marvel of nature.

  • BMatsushima / Matsushima Town, Miyagi

    These islands floating atop the bay are one of the famous Three Views of Japan. This picturesque location is still famous for its historical ties to Date Masamune and Matsuo Basho.

  • CKonjiki-do (Chusonji Temple) / Hiraizumi Town, Iwate

    Traditional temples registered as World Heritage Sites.

  • DKakunodate Old samurai residences / Semboku City, Akita

    Walking along the samurai residences that remain standing here, you may think you’ve traveled back in time. Spring cherry blossoms and fall foliage are also spectacular here.

  • EShamisen live performance / Hirosaki City, Aomori

    Live shows featuring traditional Japanese instruments.

  • FShirakami Mountain region / Between Aomori and Akita

    Mountainous regions gegistered as World Heritage Sites.

  • GMt.Hagurosan / Tsuruoka City, Yamagata

    Mountain power spots known of old for training and enlightenment (Japanese shugendō).

  • HMachiya (traditional wooden townhouse) Old Town Community / Murakami City,Niigata

    The old castle town of Murakami is lined with traditional buildings still used as homes and shops today.