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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 ♡
Every year the Straw Bag Pulling is held on the second Saturday of January in Aizuminato Town of Fukushima Prefecture.
In this festival, a large number of men dressed only in loincloths are split into two teams – red and white – and pull on a giant bale of straw like a game of tug-of-war. The bale is enormous, measuring 3 meters in diameter, 5 meters in height, and it can weigh as much as 3 tons.
Supposedly, when the red team of business officials wins it foretells business prosperity, and when the white team of agriculturalists wins it foretells good harvests.
There are opportunities for regular people to participate as well.
Ichinotogawa Railway Bridge Light-UpRead Later
Opened in 1910, the Ichinotogawa Railway Bridge was completed as part of the JR Ban’etsu West Line. A historical landmark over 100 years old, the Ichinotogawa Railway Bridge stands out beautifully against the night sky, almost like an illusion.
Viewing Fall Foliage in Fukushima: Ryozen Prefectural Natural Park that Offering Pleasant Experience of Climbing and Wonderful View of Fantastically Shaped Rocks and Hills Blanketed with Fall Foliage!Read Later
Mount Ryo (Ryozen), located in Date, Fukushima Prefecture at an altitude of 825 m, offers beautiful views all the year round. With numerous maple trees and zelkova trees, the mountain is a famous spot for viewing fall foliage in Fukushima. Boasting undulating terrain, it is also reputed to be a “mountain of rocks”, most of which are basalt. The mountain was built with walkways following its being designated as the site for Ryozen Prefectural Natural Park. You can view wonderful peculiarly-shaped rocks and fall leaves, while you are hiking the mountain.
The Tadami Line weaves its way through the beautiful valley surrounding the Tadamigawa River. The untouched natural environment offers the perfect route for railway enthusiasts.
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.
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
Blossoming together in full glory, heralding spring to snow-covered Tohoku,Tohoku’s beautiful cherry trees, burst with life’s energy.