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

Morioka 6

Sendai 6

Aomori 5

Tsuruoka and Dewa-Sanzan 4

Akita 4

Tazawa-ko and Kakunodate 4

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Kakunodate 3

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Hiraizumi 3

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Yamadera 3

Matsushima 3

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Aoyagi Samurai Manor Museum

  • Building/Architectural Site

Several well-preserved samurai houses date from the founding of Kakunodate. The most renowned is Aoyagi-ke, which functions as a museum...

Densho House Workshop

  • Museum/Gallery

A hall in front of a cluster of samurai houses serves as a museum and a workshop for the local cherry-bark veneer handicrafts that became...

Ishiguro Samurai House

  • House/Mansion/Villa

Direct descendents of the Ishiguro family open part of their residence to let people in to observe the oldest samurai house in Kakunodate.

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.

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