Tohoku is the northeast region of Japan’s mainland and it consists of six distinct prefectures: Aomori, Akita, Iwate, Yamagata, Miyagi, and Fukushima. A hidden gem among the tourist areas of Japan, Tohoku has countless treasures for explorers to discover all year round. It contains UNESCO world heritage sites, extraordinary nature, samurai towns and castles, irresistible cuisine, renowned hot springs, impressive festivals, and a fascinating dialect.

Tohoku is unlike any other region due to its location, mountainous landscape and coastal borders so it offers a remarkably unique side of Japan that is often overlooked, making it a must-visit region for travelers looking for a fresh destination.

Discover the Fantastic and Friendly Tohoku!

Let Filipino actor and influencer Empoy Marquez take you on a fun-filled adventure around Tohoku, the northeast region of mainland Japan. In Tohoku, culture, cuisine and customs are as diverse as Empoy’s characters. “So what are you waiting for?” Discover the Fantastic and Friendly Tohoku!


About Influencer

Empoy Marquez

Empoy is an actor and comedian. After winning the Mr. Suave look-alike contest on ""Magandang Tanghali Bayan"" in 2003, he took part in several films and television shows.
His recent project was the Primetime Teleserye in ABS-CBN "Since I Found You,”
following his appearance in the teleseryes "Home Sweetie Home" and "Banana Sundae." He is best known for playing the lead role in ""Kita Kita"" (2017), which became the highest-grossing Filipino independent film of all time.

Access to


Tokyo Station

Akita Shinkansen:
approx. 4 hours

Akita Station

Access to


Tokyo Station

Tohoku Shinkansen:
approx. 1 hour & 20 mins

Fukushima Station