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TOHOKU JAPAN.

Japan’s northern region of Tohoku is full of gorgeous landscapes that change with the seasons. It’s a part of the country blessed with magnificent nature, and has developed its own unique culture and traditions. Get acquainted with this beautiful land through our series of stunning 4K videos.

AUTUMN

Autumn in Tohoku is full of vibrant colors, the colorful trees making the mountains, forests and parks glow with fiery reds and golds. Experience the pristine beauty of the fall leaves in Japan's northern prefectures. Residents and visitors alike cherish these landscapes, which herald the coming of winter.

RECOMMENDED SPOTS

AOMORI

MT. HAKKODA

MT. HAKKODA

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A 1,000-meter high volcanic mountain range on the southern side of Aomori City. The ropeway, which operates all year round, boasts amazing views especially in autumn when the mountains are covered in autumn leaves.

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IWATE

Genbi Gorge

Genbi Gorge

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Various dynamic views of waterfalls, potholes, unique rocks and abyss in the gorge created by Iwai River can be seen. Experiencing the delivery of a local specialty called “Flying Dumplings” from the opposite shore via rope is also a must.

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MIYAGI

Matsushima

Matsushima

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Matsushima is a place of scenic beauty in Tohoku and is known as one of the three great views of Japan. There are around 260 islands in Matsushima Bay which forms an intricate and elegant scenery. Matsushima is also known as a scenic spot for seeing the moon which creates a stunning evening view of light and shadow.

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AKITA

Nyuto Hot Springs

Nyuto Hot Springs

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Nyuto Hot Springs refer to the seven hot springs scattered around the foot of Mt. Nyuto, right on the border of Akita and Miyagi Prefectures. There are over ten different spring types, and the hot springs have many fans due to its hidden untouched natural aspects.

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YAMAGATA

Mogami River

Mogami River

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The Mogami River is considered one of the three biggest rapid streams in Japan and runs north into the Japan Sea through northern Yamagata Prefecture. Enjoying the scenery along the rushing flow on the iconic boat-ride down the river while listening to the boatman singing is a great experience.

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FUKUSHIMA

Goshiki-numa Swamps

Goshiki-numa Swamps

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Goshiki-numa is a group of various-sized swamps on the north side of Mt. Bandai, and was named “Goshiki (five colors)” because of its changing colors depending on the time, location and angle. The dynamic variation of colors is like a gigantic natural work of art.

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EDITOR'S PICK

  • "Fall" in Love with Miyagi

    Miyagi is the place to begin any autumn adventure in Tohoku! Sendai is the largest city in the region, and its combination of rich history, enduring culture and beautiful nature provide tons to see and do. It's also the perfect launch pad for exploring the rest of the prefecture, which offers visitors the chance to enjoy incredible food, get off the beaten path and soak in some truly incredible fall sights.

    Nicholas Rich

    Nicholas Rich

    Despite the fact that Japan is a small island nation, each prefecture has its own unique characteristics. The landscape, food and drink culture, arts and crafts, and cultural traditions all come together to create a distinct local identity that changes from area to area. I truly believe that Japan is a country where the more you learn, the less you actually know. It's a place of endless discovery.

  • Tohoku Autumn Spots

    I want to introduce the most unmissable spots in Tohoku from the perspective of someone who knows the area well. Covering four prefectures, this is a list of the very best places to enjoy fall in Tohoku.

    Wendell T. Harrison

    Wendell T. Harrison

    What makes Japan amazing to me are the curious contradictions you'll find all over the country. Where else in the world can you find a centuries-old temple next to a virtual reality gaming facility? The blending of modern and traditional Japan is effortless and remarkable, truly exemplifying the pride of Japan

  • Fall in Tohoku: Getting in Touch with Nature in Yamagata and Fukushima

    Beautiful fall foliage spots, temples, retro discoveries and delicious food all combine to create a Tohoku trip to remember. This trip starts from Tokyo, connecting you to Yamagata with just one bullet train ride.With an easy-to-follow itinerary, discover very best Yamagata and Fukushima have to offer!

    Chiara Terzuolo

    Chiara Terzuolo

    Japan still has a lot of undiscovered gems, so it is possible to visit spots of incredible scenic beauty or charming towns without running into crowds. The attention to detail regarding food and drink is also very high, so wherever you go you are sure to have a wonderful meal.