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

Tazawa-ko 1

Hiraizumi 3

Hirosaki 3

Yamadera 3

Matsushima 3

Yamagata 1

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Spa–Sight 1

Store/ Shop/ Mall 5

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Goshogake Onsen

  • Spa–Sight

Though they are remote and rustic, some truly unique onsen resorts may appeal to intrepid travelers looking to soak and linger in the...

Hachimantai Kogen

  • Geological Site

Between Lake Tozawa and Lake Towada, the Hachimantai Plateau is a hotbed of geological activity between volcano tops. Geysers and bubbling...

Oi-rase Gorge

  • Body Of Water/Waterfall

An excellent—if a bit crowded—choice for a walk is this gorge northeast of the lake at Nenokuchi. The carefully tended trail follows...

Osore-zan

  • Bath/Hot Spring

If you have a car, a day trip to the uppermost "hook" of the Mutsu/Shimokita Peninsula is highly recommended. A 30-minute drive north...

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...

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