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Aomori's Stunning Winter "Cherry Blossoms"

These "cherry blossoms" at Hirosaki Castle in Aomori Prefecture are bringing some much needed warmth to Japan's wintery north.

Traditional Tsugaru-Style Shamisen Rocks

A professional shamisen artist in Aomori Prefecture gives concerts and teaches people to play the Tsugaru-jamisen.

An Ode to Oze National Park

Oze National Park is a paradise for hikers and nature lovers, one that offers new highlights every season!

Enter the Samurai Time in Aizuwakamatsu

Visit Aizuwakamatsu, where travelers can gain an understanding of how its rich samurai history still plays a part in almost every aspect of modern daily life. Ancient traditions, castles, martial arts, traditional food and more are waiting in Aizu!

All About's Guide to Sendai

If you're looking to explore a different side of Japan, there's no better place to visit than the northern region of Tohoku! As the region's largest city, Sendai has something to offer every type of traveler.

Japan-Exclusive Converse's Made with Sakura

Putting these sakura-pink kicks on your feet will help put more cherry blossom trees in Japan’s northeastern Tohoku region.

Tiny Island Proves Japan is Full of Surprises

This small island in Iwate Prefecture is walkable, and it's so much more than just a beautiful landmark. Home to an adorable red lighthouse and a shrine for the Shinto goddess of the sea, it's just one example of why Japan is a great place to explore!

Time-Lapse of Recovery: Ofunato

This time-lapse video of Ofunato, in Iwate Prefecture, helps show how far Tohoku has come in its recovery efforts, and how far it still has to come.

Connecting the City with Nature in Aizu

The Aizu Railway in Fukushima Prefecture is a vital means of transportation for residents, but it offers so much more than just a way to get around.

Run with the Foxes at Zao Fox Village

Zao Fox Village in Miyagi Prefecture is home to 100 foxes that visitors can feed, hold and pet!

Men Bare Souls (& Bodies) for Good Fortune

This winter festival in Aomori sees a few dozen men strip down to pray for good health and a good harvest!

Keep Your Eyes Peeled for These New Poké Lids

Pokémon have been popping up all over Japan in the craziest of places—below us!

Flip Out at This Unique Iwate Event

People compete in Iwate Prefecture to be the best table-flipper, venting their frustrations or shouting out their hopes and dreams.

The 1,000-Year-Old History of Hanawa Bayashi

The small town of Kazuno in Akita Prefecture holds the Hanawa Bayashi Festival, designated by UNESCO as part of Japan’s Intangible Cultural Heritage.

Float On, Giant Princess Kaguya

This year’s Tachinebuta Festival in northeastern Japan has a new, and very tall, princess.

Holy Hairy Fish!

Locals in Aomori, northern Japan, find fish with algae growing from their heads that looks like hair.

The Last Samurai of Aizuwakamatsu

In the Japanese city of Aizuwakamatsu, the last samurai fought to defend their way of life. On a visit to Aizu, you can experience samurai life yourself. Join travel blogger extraordinaire Michael Turtle as he does just that.

6 Tohoku Festivals in 1!

Tohoku's Kizuna Festival takes place in one of its six prefectures every year in the hopes of a full recovery from the 2011 disasters.

Discovering My Inner Samurai in Aizuwakamatsu

British travel blogger and freelance writer Emily Luxton spent some time in "Samurai City" Aizuwakamatsu, in Fukushima Prefecture. There, she explored the area's rich culture and history, and discovered her inner samurai!

Zoo Hopes to Help Japan's Traditional Dogs

A zoo in Wakayama Prefecture will be showcasing traditional Japanese Kishu Inu in hopes of increasing owners, and keeping the breed strong.

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