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4 Lesser-Known Tohoku Summer Festivals

Head north to see hundreds of riders in samurai armor recreate 1,000-year-old training techniques!

Could the Tomb of Christ Be Hiding in Aomori?

Located roughly three hours north of Tokyo by bullet train, the isolated village of Shingo claims to be home to the 'Tomb of Christ.' We sent Chris Broad of Abroad in Japan to get to the bottom of this mystery.

The 6 Greatest Snowscapes in Tohoku

Tohoku is an incredible area to experience the harshness and beauty of nature—particularly in the winter!

The Best Station Bento Boxed Lunches of 2016

Whether you're in a restaurant or on a train, many people would agree: Japanese food is incredibly delicious! If you’re riding the rails in Japan, here’s how you should be stuffing your face.

Taste the Bounty of Land & Sea in Hachinohe

The Tohoku region, just northeast of Tokyo, is well known for its tasty delights. So we sent our writer Nick over to Aomori for an in-depth look at the food culture of one of the prefecture's largest cities.

8 Gorgeous Japanese Lantern Festivals

Japanese lantern festivals are held to ward off evil or send off the dead, or just to warm up a chilly winter.

Explore the Mysteries of Tohoku

If the heavy winter snow or rugged mountains didn’t keep you away, the stories of roaming bandits and forest monsters would! But nowadays people come to Tohoku to explore folklore, sacred rituals and natural wonders thousands of years in the making.

6 Must-Try Local Specialties in Tohoku

To learn the heart of a region, you gotta eat like a local! Here are six ways to make sure you eat right in Tohoku.

Save up to 86% with Advance Airfare!

Want to travel Japan, but worried about the cost? JAL’s ‘Sakitoku’ advance fares lets you save up to 86 percent on airfare if you book at least 28 days in advance on domestic flights! Here are 12 ideas for places you can go!

6 Sublime Views in Tohoku

The northeast region of Honshu, Tohoku, is a destination for all seasons. If you're looking to see nature at its finest, head north!

Aomori Mascot Kills it on the Drums

Playing the drums like a pro is not that easy, but add on a bulky mascot costume as well and you have the makings of a star!

Gruesome Floats from the Neputa Festival!

Hirosaki's Neputa Festival is known for its gigantic, illuminated floats. But did you ever notice the gruesome details hidden in the art?

7 Lesser-Known Art Galleries You Should See

In Japan you can find delicate scrolls, exquisite pottery and incredible kimono art along with works by Yoshitomo Nara, Henri Matisse or Pablo Picasso—you just need to know where to look!

15 Unique Festivals Only Found in Japan

There are a variety of interesting festivals in each prefecture of Japan throughout the year.

Enjoy an Aomori Izakaya in Tokyo

If you are only in Japan for a limited amount of time and you can't head up to Aomori Prefecture, but are dying for a taste of the region's music and food, then head over to Haneto Izakaya in Tokyo!

Japan's 20 UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Every traveler to Japan should be sure to visit at least a few of the nation's stellar World Heritage Sites, ranging from 1,000-year-old temples and shrines to breathtaking natural biospheres.

Can You Survive Aomori's Summer Stove Train?

Looking for a steamy train experience? Head up to Aomori for a stove train that's heated to 50°C in the middle of summer!

One-Day Trip to Asamushi Onsen

Asamushi Onsen, right outside Aomori City, is well known by Aomori locals and residents of the Tohoku region for its wide array of bathhouses, all conveniently located in one small town.

Tohoku's 3 Great Summer Festivals

Head to northern Japan this summer for huge glowing floats, giant poles covered in lanterns and streets festooned with positive wishes for the future.

Discover the Beauty of Tohoku

Japan's northeastern Tohoku region offers the comforts of refreshing nature, beautiful scenery and time-tested traditions—concentrating the best of Japan into a single incredible area!

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