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From Tokyo to Tohoku: Taking the Shinkansen to Sendai and Morioka

Sendai And Matsushima Other Sightseeing

Looking for a long and comfortable train ride to the Tohoku Region? The JR Tohoku Shinkansen can take you from Tokyo Station to many of the different regions in a matter of hours: to Sendai Station, it takes roughly 1 hour 30 minutes ~ 2 hours. To Morioka Station, it can take from 2 hours 10 minutes ~ 3 hours 15 minutes; to Shin-Aomori Station, from 3 hours ~ 3 hours 25 minutes; and to Yamagata Station, from 2 hours 40 minutes ~ 3 hours 40 minutes via the JR Yamagata Shinkansen. Depending on the type of Shinkansen you choose, the boarding time may vary. You can also select the Shinkansen that will bring you to your destination as quick as possible, so you can arrive in Tohoku in less time than expected. After sightseeing in Tokyo, Tohoku is the perfect place to spend your time relaxing, surrounded by the greenery and beautiful rivers that flow through the city. The Shinkansen is a great way to travel around the Tohoku Region.

Ultimate Japan Ramen Guide: Tokyo’s 14 Must-Try Ramen Restaurants of 2019

Shibuya Ramen

Ramen, Japan’s iconic noodle soup dish, doesn’t only enjoy massive popularity in its home country but all around the world. Eating authentic Japanese ramen is a highlight for a lot of tourists, but the sheer abundance of shops and noodle soup varieties can make this endeavor harder than it seems. To help you make your ramen dreams come true, we’ve picked up four of 2019’s best ramen shops in Tokyo for a deep look. Plus we've packed in 10 additional of the best Japanese ramen noodle shops you'll want to try on your visit. Happy slurping!

[MOVIE] Sightseeing Taxi: Tour Tokyo the Easy Way!

Odaiba Adventure Activities

Tokyo is not always an easy city to visit, especially for first-timers. Even if the transportation system is known to be one of the best in the world, it usually takes some time to get used to it. And for those who already have a car license, driving in a foreign country can be a stressful experience. To make things smoother for travelers, I highly recommend a private car and a driver for a few hours, or a couple of days, and do sightseeing at your own pace.

Top Three Restaurants to Eat High Quality Matsusaka Beef in Matsusaka and Tsu at Reasonable Prices!

Matsuzaka, Tsu Sukiyaki

Matsusaka beef is one of Japan’s top three wagyu brands. The fine shimofuri marbling of fat, the soft texture, and its smooth texture are all reasons for its popularity. Matsusaka beef is definitely something you want to eat if you’re in Mie Prefecture, and we’ll cover three places you can do just that without breaking the bank.

How do They do it?! Japanese Fashion and Makeup Trends That Surprised Foreign Visitors!

Tokyo Station

Different countries have different societal customs and norms, but to people from other countries, but just how do attitudes towards appearances differ in Japan? We interviewed some foreign visitors and asked them which aspect of Japanese women's fashion and aesthetic sense left the strongest impression on them. (The comments below are from the interviews, and are the opinions of those being interviewed only)

Best Time to Visit Hokkaido: 5 Must-Know Things About Hokkaido's Weather!

Sapporo / Chitose

Japan is made up of a group of relatively small islands. Hokkaido, the furthest north of these, is separated from the Tokyo mainland by a large stretch of sea. People tend to be surprised at just how different the weather and temperature is in Hokkaido compared with Tokyo or Osaka. In this article, we’re going to tell you everything you need to know about the climate before you travel!

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