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5 Secluded Onsen Hot Springs in the Tohoku Region: Enjoy Awe-Inducing Views of Wintery Steam

Surrounding Areas Of Yamagata Hot Springs (Onsen) & Bath Houses (Sento)

Japanese people love hot springs! With hot spring resorts often being featured on television and in magazines, you can find these facilities packed with visitors during the vacation season. In the mountainous areas of Japan’s Tohoku region, there are many secluded hot springs otherwise known as hitou. The hitou’s waters' superb qualities warm any who make the trip. Chosen by one of our writers who’s a huge Tohoku fan, here we will introduce the top five must-visit hitous in the region. Being surrounded by both a snowy and steamy landscape is a truly extraordinary experience! Many of these hot spring resorts are in the middle of nature, so we recommend taking a car. *Due to the spread of Covid-19, there may be changes made to the facility’s hours and holidays. Please make sure to call each hot spring facility when making a trip. Main image: PIXTA

Visiting Sendai: 9 Essentials to Know Before Traveling to Northeast Japan's Largest City

Sendai And Matsushima Other Sightseeing

Sendai is the largest city in northeast Japan's Tohoku region. Around 90 minutes via Shinkansen bullet train from Tokyo and with excellent access to the rest of Tohoku, Sendai is a popular destination to visit. Here we will introduce some useful tips when traveling to Sendai, including transportation access from Tokyo, the delicious local dishes to try, and the famous historical sites to visit! Main photo by: PIXTA

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