30 minutes away by car from the center of Sendai city, in the hot spring town of Akiu, you will find the gorgeous rock formation of Rairaikyo Gorge. Thanks to a 1km long hiking trail on both sides of the gorge you can enjoy some of Miyagi’s best natural […]

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Located in near the city of Sendai in Miyagi prefecture, Zuihoden is a mausoleum for Date Masamune, one of the most powerful feudal lords of the Edo Period. He was one of the first in a long line of Date lords to rule over Sendai from Aoba Castle which […]

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Famous for its Hell Valley and Oyunuma Pond, Noboribetsu also features some very interesting and beautiful coastlines. While accessing the Ayoro shorelines requires a little hike or the need for a car, the beauty of the scenery once arrived is absolutely breathtaking. Beautiful all year long, it is said, however […]

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Located by lake Towada right in the center of Aomori prefecture, this Shinto shrine is recognized as a holy place in Aomori. Built according to the authorities in 807, Towada Shrine was previously famous as being dedicated to the god of water, Azure Dragon, known as Seiryu in Japanese. [...]

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Fujiwara Heritage Park, also known in Japanese as Esashi Fujiwara no Sato, is smart little theme park built as a Heian period city and located in the heart of Iwate in Oshu City, also the birthplace of Kiyohira, the first lord of the Oshu-Fujiwara clan […]

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Located in the heart of Yamagata prefecture mountains, Ginzan Onsen or in English the Silver Mountain Hot Spring, is a secluded little hot spring town with a rich history in silver mining! Indeed, before becoming one of Japan most picturesque Hot Spring town, Ginzan Onsen was famous for its […]

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Geto Onsen is a traditional ryokan offering the chance to anyone visiting to enjoy a natural open-air hot spring bath in the earth of the Yakeishi mountains in Kurikoma Quasi-National Park. Founded in 1134 near by a crystal clear river, the five open air baths of Geto […]

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Located in the south part of Hokkaido in the town of Noboribetsu Onsen, the Hell Valley, also known as Jigokudani, is divided in into two amazing natural wonders.  Jigokudani and Oyunuma. Oyunuma Pound a sulfurous pond with a surface temperature of 50 degrees Celsius [...]

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Iwate prefecture is located in the heart of Tohoku between Aomori and Miyagi. It features some of Japan most majestic coasts and cliffs. It is true however, that the Iwate coastal front, like many other places in the Tohoku region deeply suffered from the devastation of the 2011 tsunami […]

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The Bunkyo Civic Center, and its Sky View Lounge observatory is, as far as we are concerned, the best spot in Tokyo to enjoy Mt Fuji behind Shinjuku’s major skyscrapers. Open year round with free admission since 1994, the Bunkyo Civic Center had a rather rocky start and today’s […]

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Less impressive than Hotokegura, but also located in Aomori, Senjoziki Coast rock formation is the result of the uplifting of land due to an earthquake in 1792. The rock shelf of approximately 12 kilometers, on which the lord of the area had 1,000 tatami mats laid out for […]

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Kappa No Yu is an open-air public onsen located in Aomori’s famous Yagen Onsen area. On paper this little wonder is everything that someone could look for, unfortunately, the shortsightedness of the local government turned this little paradise into a sad abandoned place suffering from the harsh weather […]

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