The Tohoku District offers many attractions – scenic countryside with rich and deep features. And its mixed composition from a diverse natural world to the well-being of the population and their simplicity and then the exciting summer festivals that culminate in the relatively short summer of the region and many more.
The best tourist places in Tohoku
The northern part of the main island is called Honshu on behalf of Tohoku County. The weather is mild and refreshing in highlands and summer temperatures are 10 degrees lower than in the southwest. The warm, rural springs are everywhere in Tohoku and are attracted by many Onsen enthusiasts from all over Japan. All these hot springs are known for their medicinal value and have served as hot springs for treatment since ancient times.
Hiraizumi, an hour and a half train ride from Sendai, was built in the style of Kyoto City. This city is known as the Chosungi Temple, built in 1109. The Kungikidu Temple, or the Golden Hall, contains 11 Buddha statues, painted in base black and gold.
Aomori, an hour’s ride from Morioka High-Speed ??Rail, is the starting point for trips to Lake Twada and Wadi Oerasa, the main area of ??the Tuwada Hachimantai National Reserve. Lake Twada, located in the center of the reserve, is one of the most beautiful lakes in Japan. It extends over its eastern coast, the Ouerrasa Valley, over 14 kilometers. A stroll along the narrow, tree-lined walkway from everywhere provides a vibrant view of water springs and small and large waterfalls.
The ancient ruins of Sanay Maruyama, a half-hour bus ride from the center of Aomori, are a place to visit in Aomori. With a history dating back more than 4,000 to 5,500 years, this is one of the largest Japanese sites with traces of the Jomon period. Visitors can see discovered objects and models of the residents’ homes. The Nepota Festival, which is held in the city, is a representative of the whole country and is frequented by visitors from all over the country.
Hirosaki is a 30-minute train ride from Aomori. The castle of Hirosaki and surrounding areas in early May features cherry blossoms that bloom over more than 5,000 cherry trees.
The Chirkami Sanchez range stretches along the border between Aomori and Akita, forming a huge mass of beech forest to maintain its shape as part of nature untouched by humans. Nearby, “Mini Chiramami” can be found, ways to walk in the middle of nature.
Akita is about an hour and 40 minutes by high-speed train (Akita Shinkansen) from Morioka city. It is the home of the Kanto Festival in August, another major festival in the province of Tohoku.
The city of Kakonodate, a 45-minute walk from Shikansenen from Akita, is a historic city with houses for samurai warriors and shops. Samurai houses are now used as museums and restaurants to give visitors the chance to experience living in ancient Japan.
Yamagata Prefecture is 3 hours away from Shinkansen in Tokyo and offers visitors warm fountains and winter ski resorts in the mountainous area of ??Zhao. The “Okama” (boiler) is a mysterious volcanic lake crater with emerald water. Make sure you do not miss out.
Izo-wakamatsu, Castle City of Tsuruga Fort, two and a half hours from Tokyo in the Shinkansen and the GR Expressway. The nearby Bandai Mountain and Enahuachiro Lake are two popular ski spots in the winter.