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Sai: Humble Village, Proud Heritage

Join us for a brief introduction of the many wonders of Sai, a charming seaside village in the northernmost part of Aomori Prefecture.

Samurai Signs Teach Bathing Etiquette & More

Trying to navigate your way through the myriad rules in Japan? These signs are hilariously informative!

Shop Tohoku! Support Tohoku!

Find out how you can do your part to help support the recovering Tohoku region of Japan and pick up some tasty goods as well.

3-Day Unlimited Pass for Tokyo & East Japan

Planning to be in Japan in late July? JR East is offering a cheap three-day pass covering Tokyo and northeastern Japan for a limited time!

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.

Escape Reality by Relaxing at Hotel Sakan

If you're looking for a vacation spot that has the convenience of city life and the charm of the countryside, Sendai is the place to go. And while you're there, pamper yourself with a stay at a top-of-the-line hotel that's a cut above the rest!

Eating My Way Through Sendai

Come on a journey to the northeastern region of Japan's largest island as I enjoy the delicious foods and snacks of Sendai.

Top 10 'Hanami' Spots in Japan

The transient nature of cherry blossoms is an essential part of their beauty, but no one wants to be left in the dark when it comes to finding the perfect spot to see them.

From Silver Mine to Hot Spring Village

Learn why people are flocking from all over Japan to this former mining town, from the relaxing hot springs to the feeling of ancient Japan.

Top Places to Visit in Each Prefecture (Pt. 1)

The folks over at RocketNews24 have compiled a bucket list for the top places to visit in each prefecture—and we have to say these pictures have us already packing our bags!

Four Outstanding Outdoor Onsen Across Japan

Hot springs are enjoyed in Japan year-round, but the chilly winter weather presents the perfect time to take a dip. Get ready to escape the cold at one of these four incredible outdoor onsen.

Following in the Footsteps of Matsuo Basho

While it didn't take 156 days, our friend Johnny at Spoon & Tamago headed to Yamagata Prefecture to see the world through Japanese poet Matsuo Basho's eyes.

East Japan Shines in 5 Videos of Wintry Wonder

If you can't make your way out to Fukushima, Tochigi or Ibaraki Prefectures, Diamond Route Japan is bringing their majesty to your screen in five breathtaking videos that will have you packing your bags immediately!

The True 'Deep' North: Caving in Tohoku

Big, small, weird, wonderful, and beautiful! Welcome to the world of caving in Tohoku!

Japan's Biggest Morning Market

Chris and Ryotaro from 'Abroad in Japan' head up to Hachinohe to check out the biggest morning market in Japan. Who wants squid mouth? Not Chris.

Slake Your Thirst with Sake from Aizuwakamatsu

Fukushima Prefecture is regarded as one of the finest areas for sake brewing in the country. Join our writer Nick as he visits some of the fantastic breweries in the historic city of Aizuwakamatsu.

Aizuwakamatsu: Modern City, Samurai Spirit

Join our writer Nick as he travels to Aizuwakamatsu, in Fukushima Prefecture, to get a deeper look at the rich history and culture the city has to offer.

Get Crafty in Tohoku by Making 'Kokeshi'

Travel to Sendai and learn all about 'kokeshi,' the traditional wooden dolls that come from the Tohoku region, before getting a chance to make one of your very own!

Different Types of Soba Around Japan

Do you know that there are places across Japan with local ways to enjoy soba? Let's go on a tour together to check out several delicious kinds of unique soba!

The Spotlight's on D. H. Rosen

If you're tapped into the art scene in Japan, then you've likely come across artist/writer/curator/producer Daniel H. Rosen, the go-to guru in the creative community.

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