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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 ♡
Iwate Prefecture: Kitakami TenshochiRead Later
In Kitakami Tenshochi Park you will find rows of Yoshino cherry trees around 100 years old lining a 2 kilometer stretch of Kitakami River, creating a beautiful cherry blossom tunnel. Around 300 carp-shaped streamers fill the sky around Kitakami River during the cherry blossom festival, and there are also sightseeing carriages and pleasure boats available for guests as well.
Enjoy the uniquely beautiful scenery that you can only find while cherry blossoms are in bloom with Tohoku’s unique nature and historic buildings as the backdrop. Additionally, we will also introduce a convenient and great-value travel path that will make your trip easy!
During the winter, Japan is covered in silvery snow as far as the eye can see, creating vast and spectacular landscapes. Depending on the region of Japan you’re visiting, you can enjoy snow-related activities for as long as late November through early May.
This Summer, Take an Economical Bus to Visit Tohoku's Recommended Waterside Tourist Spots!Read Later
Summer has finally arrived, but at Tohoku's watersides, even summer is cool. Adding to its appeal, visitors can fully enjoy the bounties of nature here! This article will introduce spots around the Tohoku region that are recommended in the summer. Coming from Tokyo, it's convenient and economical to use the JR EAST PASS, which can now be used on buses, too!
This year, 2018, marks the 41th anniversary of the Morioka Sansa Odori Festival! The parade is held over four days on Chuo-dori Street and is comprised of taiko drummers, flautists, singers, dancers, and floats. Sansa is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as being the largest ensemble of taiko drummers playing simultaneously in the world.
This service allows passengers to enjoy drifting through the view of Geibikei, designated in 1925 as a scenic spot of natural beauty, from inside of a boat. Called the “Kotatsu Boat,” starting on December 1st this trip takes guests through the valley’s winter beauty, past about 2 kilometers of towering rock cliffs that can reach 100 meters high while the passengers stay warm under the boat’s kotatsu.
A Fall Foliage Viewing Spot in Iwate: Kinshu Lake, a Must-Visit Spot Where Fall Waters Merge into the SkyRead Later
People often use “brocade” to praise enchanting fall foliage viewing spots, as brocade is characterized by gorgeousness and richness. In Iwate Prefecture in northern Japan, there is a bewitching spot for viewing fall foliage, which is called Kinshu Lake (literally “brocade-like fall”) and where fall waters merge into the sky.