Away from the hustle and bustle to peaceful land of Tohoku, Japan

Tohoku tourism is not something tourists come to Japan to consider because the earthquake devastated the area in 2011. People come to Japan, visit landmarks, explore seasonal culinary culture in Tokyo or Osaka. However, when you step foot on the peaceful land of Tohoku, you will instantly fall in love with it because of its castles and snow-capped mountains. 

Is Tohoku safe?

For good or for bad, most tourists remember the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. It can be said that Japan was safe after the Fukushima disaster, but beware visitors The Tohoku calendar should still choose an appropriate timing and should not visit the destroyed reactor.

 

Tohoku, JapanTohoku is famous for its beautiful natural scenery

 

Tohoku is located in the northern part of Honshu Island, surrounded by 3 seas, famous for its wonderful natural scenery and fresh seafood. 

 

Tohoku, JapanTravel to Tohoku, Japan, you will be soaked in a hot spring pool

 

Tourists to Tohoku are very interested in the onsen area, the Japanese believe that natural hot springs will help them stay in good health. Golden Hall located in Hiraizumi temple, built 1000 years ago is also a masterpiece not to be missed. Today, Tohoku has become a rich and colorful natural complex, the people here are very hospitable, friendly, gentle and sincere, and the colorful summer festivals. You will have the opportunity to explore the old towns, samurai houses, the Sake brewery, the masterpieces of nature: volcanic lakes, hot springs, ...

Interesting tourist spots in Tohoku, Japan

While Zao is Tohoku's most famous Onsen Lake, Nyuto Onsen has the best view. In particular, many tourists enjoy bathing at Tsuru no Yu ryokan, however you will need to book in advance if you want to keep a room. Other interesting destinations in Akita are the Samurai town of Kakunodate and the castle city of Yokote.

 

Tohoku, JapanLake onsen is a natural hot spring bath from the Japanese that helps restore health

Many people worry that Fukushima is safe? 

Didn't you know that Fukushima is so big, the nuclear power plant is just a little spot on the map. So instead of worrying about visiting Fukushima, enjoy exciting activities like rock climbing in Bandai Asahi National Park or time travel in Aiku-Wakamatsu town. In particular, Fukushima is famous for being one of the most beautiful cherry blossom viewing spots in Japan. 

 

Tohoku, JapanFukushima is one of the most beautiful cherry blossom viewing spots in Japan

 

Lake Towada, one of the largest freshwater centers in Japan, is located between the Aomori and Iwate areas. In Iwate prefecture, you can visit Hachinohe city, famous for its Sake wineries and witness the city's rapid resilience from the tsunami disaster. 

 

Tohoku, JapanLake Towada is one of the largest freshwater centers in Japan

 

There are several old hot springs on the Hakkoda mountain plateau. After a hard journey, you can comfortably take a dip to relax and enjoy the fresh air. 

Mount Osore in the Shimokita peninsula is one of the three holiest mountains in Japan, the other two mountains are Hiei (located between Tokyo and Shiga) and Koya (Wakayama Prefecture). Bodai Temple is home to major events and festivals like Itako Taisai that takes place twice a year.

 

Tohoku, JapanMount Osore is one of the three holiest mountains in Japan

 

The city of Kakunodate is considered by the Japanese people as "the Kyoto pepper in Tohoku", with a history dating back more than 380 years. Kahunodate was built in 1620 by lord Yoshikatsu Ashina. The castle city is surrounded by mountains and rivers.

 

Tohoku, JapanKahunodate city with lots of Samurai houses

 

Walking around the tiny castle city, you can see many Samurai houses and shops selling souvenirs. If you have the opportunity to come here in spring, you will admire more than 400 cherry blossom trees blooming along Samurai Street. In addition, walking on Lake Tazawako is also a very interesting and romantic activity. Lake Tazawaka is the deepest lake in Japan with a depth of 423m. 

 

Lake TazawakoLake Tazawaka is the deepest lake in Japan
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