Japan - Northern Honshu (Tohoku) (Chapter)
This is the Northern Honshū (Tōhoku) chapter from Lonely Planet’s Japan guidebook.
Tōhoku is Japan’s rugged north, a land of volcanic massifs, remote hot springs, ancient folklore and unique customs. This was a land where nothing much changed, until the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami changed everything. Today, new life emerges slowly, with trepidation and courage from the devastation. There’s never been a better time to explore Japan’s culturally diverse, stunningly beautiful, rugged, great north, and your visit can really make a difference.
- venturing back to a time of samurai, on the streets of Kakunodate
- making pilgrimage to the mountaintop temple of Yamadera
- soaking away your worries at Nyūtō Onsen, in the mountains above pretty Tazawa-ko
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Niigata Prefecture, Niigata, Sado-ga-shima, Echigo-Yuzawa Onsen, Naeba, Myōkō Kōgen, Fukushima Prefecture, Aizu-Wakamatsu, Bandai Plateau, Kitakata, Yamagata Prefecture, Yamagata, Yonezawa, Zaō Onsen, Dewa Sanzan, Tsuruoka, Akita Prefecture, Akita, Kakunodate, Tazawa-ko, Nyūtō Onsen, Aomori Prefecture, Aomori, Hirosaki, Towada-ko, Hakkōda-san, Shimokita Peninsula, Iwate Prefecture, Morioka, Hiraizumi, Tōno, Sanriku Kaigan, Miyagi Prefecture, Sendai, Matsushima, and Ishinomaki.
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