Tohoku Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Tohoku - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Towada–Hachiman-tai National Park 6

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Aomori 5

Tsuruoka and Dewa-Sanzan 4

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Hiraizumi 3

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Yamadera 3

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Senshū Koen

  • Park/Playground

The site of the now-ruined Kubota Castle, Senshu Park is a large, shady respite from the sun where cherry blossoms, lotus, and azaleas...

Shirakami Sanchi

  • Forest

South of Mt. Iwaki are the Shirakami Mountains, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is home to the world's largest virgin beech forest.

Tazawa-ko

  • Body Of Water/Waterfall

The clear waters and forested slopes of Tazawa-ko, Japan's deepest lake, create a mystical quality that greatly appeals to the Japanese.

Towada-Hachiman-tai National Park

  • Park (National/State/Provincial)

For walking among the splendid and vast virgin beech, pine, and cedar forests deep in the heart of Tohoku, you could not pick a better...

Towada-ko

  • Town/Village

Thanks to its famous fall colors, Lake Towada welcomes a rumbling fleet of packed tour buses when the leaves begin to change. The lake...

Tsugaru-han Neputa Mura

  • Museum/Gallery

On the northeast corner of the castle grounds, this museum exhibits the giant drums and floats used in the annual Neputa Festival. If...

Tsuruoka

  • Town/Village

South of Akita along the Nihon-kai coast are small fishing villages where nets hang to dry only inches from train windows, vast plains...

Yudono-san

  • Mountain–Sight

One of a trio of Dewa peaks, 1,504-meter (5,000-foot) Yudono-san, is generally the last on pilgrims' rounds. You can descend on foot...

Zuigan-ji

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Matsushima's main temple dates from 828, but the present structure was rebuilt to meet Date Masamune's tastes in 1609. Zuiganji is perhaps...

Zuiho-den

  • Memorial/Monument/Tomb

Not your ordinary slab-of-stone memorial, the grand mausoleum of Date Masamune, the most revered daimyo of ancient Sendai, was made...

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