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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.
This year, 2017, marks the 40th 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. Participants register and begin practice months in advance, but anyone can join in the wa-odori, or “dancing in a circle,” after the parade.
(The world’s largest taiko drum parade: August 4)
Breathtaking, broad vistas of seas, mountains and skies Tohoku’s lush, natural beauty will live on in your heart.Read Later
Experience the natural beauty and history of Matsushima, one of the three most scenic spots in Japan.
Works of art, gems, combining beauty with practicality Splendid with the skill of craftsmen passed down the ages.Read Later
Gorgeously decorating the everyday
The accouterments of everyday life, created by craftsmen
Blossoming together in full glory, heralding spring to snow-covered Tohoku,Tohoku’s beautiful cherry trees, burst with life’s energy.
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
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 ♡