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Mount Iwate Morioka city scene with buildings and promenade at Katakami river with warm sunset light

Morioka

Oodles of noodles in this colorful Iwate city.

Resort Shirakami

Resort Shirakami

Covered by the JR Pass, this picturesque train ride takes you on a journey through Japan’s most untouched prefectures.

What are Tengu?

Nebuta Festival

Cool off in Aomori this summer and dance among giant floats at Japan’s most iconic festival.

Tendo City’s Ningen Shogi (Human Chess) and Sakura Festival

A grand battle of human-sized Japanese chess under 2,000 cherry blossoms — a unique event to see while traveling in northern Japan.

Jodogahama Beach in Iwate.

Michinoku Coastal Trail

Hike alongside the Pacific Ocean and witness the beauty and scars of Tohoku.

Tsukasa Beef Tongue Restaurant

Best tongue in town.

Date Masamune in Sendai Miyagi Japan

Sendai

The feel of a small town combined with the convenience of a big city is what makes Tohoku’s metropolis so appealing.

Iwaki

While northern Japan is known for its rugged mountains and lush green forests, Iwaki offers a slice of seaside fun in the sun.