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It is expected that the cherry trees in the Tohoku region ("Northeast Region”) will be in full bloom around April 15th. The seven must-visit hamami (“cherry blossom viewing”) spots in the Tohoku region are listed here for your reference. We wish you a pleasant hanami tour ♡
Take about 2 and half hour by Yamagata shinkansen from Tokyo to central of Yamagata-Prefecture, north east regional of Japan, and change to bus from East Exis of Yamagata Station...
The Tsuruoka Winter Festival, which creates a beautiful winter sight, lights up the area!
During the festival, the former Nishitagawa Government Office (now Chido Museum) and the museum Taihokan inside Tsuruoka Park are both lit up, creating a beautifully romantic nighttime snowscape.
Viewing Fall Foliage in Yamagata Prefecture: A Tour of Bonji-gawa Valley, a Bewitching Spot in the Tohoku RegionRead Later
Bonji-gawa Valley, near Mount Yudono in Yamagata Prefecture, is a recommendable spot for viewing fall foliage. There are not only the secluded valley but also fall hills blanketed with fall foliage pleasing to the eye. The surrounding dam, bridges, lakes, waterfalls and shrines are elaborately adorned with fall foliage as well. Here is an itinerary for a walking tour of the valley to view fall foliage.
Breathtaking scenic beauty, gourmet cuisine, and warm hospitality await. Well-known, healing hot springs you’ll want to visit.Read Later
Hot spring hotels imparting a sense of Japanese tradition and culture
10 must-see spots in Tohoku Magnificent natural scenery and impressive, otherworldly landscapes that will live on in your heart.Read Later
Experience everlasting fascination – Tohoku’s Stunning Vistas
This time, we will be introducing two recommended events in the Tohoku region that will begin in February. The event sites can be reached by Shinkansen from Tokyo. Though they are not the most easily accessible areas, the events are worth the effort!
You can reach Yamadera Station from Tokyo Station by taking the Yamagata Shinkansen for 2 hours and 30 minutes, then changing to the Senzan line at Yamagata Station and riding for about 20 minutes.