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5 Retro Townscapes in Tohoku, Japan - Immerse Yourself in Japanese Nostalgia

Surrounding Areas Of Akita Historical Places

The Tohoku region of Japan, located in the far northern tip of the mainland, consists of six prefectures: Aomori, Iwate, Miyagi, Akita, Yamagata, and Fukushima. The east, west, and north are surrounded by seas, while the center is dominated by the precipitous Ou Mountains. Even today, these mountains are difficult to pass, cultivating distinctive cultures, making each region equally worth visiting. Amongst these regions lies numerous “kokoro no furusato,” meaning “hometown of the heart,” bursting with rustic, traditional atmospheres making one well with nostalgia. In this article, our Tohoku-loving writer introduces five retro villages within Tohoku that all fans of old-school Japan should check out at least once!

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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  • Surrounding Areas Of Akita
  • Surrounding Areas Of Yamagata
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