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.
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.
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.
Samurai Signs Teach Bathing Etiquette & More
Trying to navigate your way through the myriad rules in Japan? These signs are hilariously informative!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
The True 'Deep' North: Caving in Tohoku
Big, small, weird, wonderful, and beautiful! Welcome to the world of caving in Tohoku!
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.
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!
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.