From majestic natural UNESCO World Heritage sites, to unique traditional culture, Tohoku teems with exciting attractions.
Experience the exhilarating scenery, seasonal festivals, culinary delights, traditional arts and rich history of Tohoku.
Tohoku will embrace you with the warmth of its people and the uniqueness of its culture.
Seven stunning hot springs within Towada Hachimantai National Park
Located in the foothills of Mt. Nyuto of Towada Hachimantai National Park, Nyuto Onsekyo is a hot springs village blessed with natural spring waters that flow up from deep underneath the area’s virgin beech forest, which covers the valley floor. The history of the village as a hot springs resort dates back over 350 years when feudal lords, seeking recovery from travel or battle, visited inns in the area.
Unwind, relax and step back in time
Founded on the site of a former silver mine in rural Yamagata, Ginzan-onsen Hot Spring caters to discerning guests with a taste for old-world atmosphere. Traditional inns line the river to create picturesque scenes more evocative of a romantic scene in early 20th century Japan than a modern resort.
・Stroll along the Ginzan River and the town’s quaint streets in your yukata.
・Visit Shirogane Park and cool yourself by its waterfalls.
・Take an outdoor rotenburo bath or enjoy a private kashikiri soak.
Hirosaki Park Cherry Blossom Festival
View the oldest Somei-Yoshino cherry blossom tree of Hirosaki Park
The sakura viewing in Hirosaki Park is famous, not only because of the spectacular light-pink blankets of blossoms that arrive every spring but also for its old Somei-Yoshino cherry blossom tree, planted in 1882.
・Hirosaki Park is part of Hirosaki Castle grounds.
・Nighttime illuminations during the Hirosaki Park Cherry Blossom Festival are a major highlight.