Explore the timeless beauties of the Tohoku Region

Photos Courtesy of JNTO KL Office - 21 February 2022

In addition to popular travel destinations like Tokyo, Kyoto, Hokkaido, etc., the Tohoku region of Japan is also a good choice when you are planning your next trip to Japan. The Tohoku region encompasses six prefectures, namely Aomori, Yamagata, Iwate, Akita, Miyagi and Fukushima, and promises a spectacular journey to those venturing north to unlock its secrets.

Regardless of day or night, or what time of the day, Tohoku definitely has something to offer. Follow the 24-hour timeline below to discover all the charms you will find in the region!

Jodogahama Beach Stargazing Experience, IWATETatehana Wharf Morning Market, AOMORI

2:00 IWATE 
A popular destination among the astronomy enthusiasts, Jodogahama Beach offers an unmissable mesmerizing stargazing experience.

3:00 MIYAGI 
Set sail to Kesennuma, a city with a large fishing port, for a seafood feast!

4:00 AKITA 
Come say hi to the adorable Akita Inu when you visit the Akita City.

5:00 AOMORI 
Explore the local flavours at the Tatehana Wharf Morning Market.

Tsuru-no-Mai Bridge Sunrise View, AOMORI

Risshakuji Temple, YAMAGATAGoshikinuma Ponds, FUKUSHIMA

6:00 AOMORI 
The 300m long Tsuru-no-Mai Bridge has attracted countless tourists with its breathtaking sunrise view.

Enjoy the blissful luxury of a morning bath at Higashiyama Onsen in Aizuwakamatsu.

Marvel at the magnificent mountains as you stand at the Risshakuji Temple, the Temple in the Sky.

Explore Goshikinuma, the mysterious colour-changing swamp.

Koiwai Farm, IWATETadami Line, FUKUSHIMA

10:00 IWATE 
Get a taste of the fresh milk at the Koiwai Farm.

Catch the stunning view of the enchanted forests from the Tadami Line, one of the most picturesque train lines in Japan.

Genbikei Gorge, IWATEWanko Soba, IWATE

12:00 IWATE 
Experience the natural wonders and the flying Dango at the Genbikei Gorge.

13:00 IWATE 
Don’t miss the Wanko Soba, the unique noodle dish from Iwate.

Shiroishi Castle, MIYAGISignature Dish Kiritanpo, AKITA

Take a trip to an orchard and enjoy fruit picking.

15:00 MIYAGI 
Turn yourself into a samurai with a Shiroishi Castle samurai armor wearing experience.

16:00 AKITA 
GODZILLA attacks! As the sun sets, it looks as if the Godzilla Rock is spewing fire into the ocean.

17:00 AKITA 
Kiritanpo, Akita’s signature dish.

Namahage Sedo Festival, AKITANebuta Festival, AOMORI

18:00 AKITA 
Part spiritual, part terrifying, the Namahage Sedo Festival is a unique folk festival celebrated in Akita.

19:00 AOMORI 
Experience the Aomori Nebuta Festival up close!

Hirosaki Cherry Blossom Festival, AOMORIZao Snow Monster, YAMAGATA

20:00 AOMORI 
Impressive in scale and picturesque in setting, Hirosaki Park has some of Japan’s best cherry blossoms.

Hunting for the snow monsters at Mt. Zao at night.

Sendai Pageant of Starlight Winter Illumination, MIYAGI

22:00 MIYAGI 
Illuminate your winter nights with the SENDAI Pageant of Starlight!

23:00 MIYAGI 
Spoilt for choice at the Miyagi Gourmet Street. Can you eat them all?

The forbidden late-night meal at Kitakata.

Say goodbye to your stress with a relaxing bath at Ginzan Onsen.

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