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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Gas-san

  • Mountain–Sight

Buses leave JR Tsuruoka Station at 6 and 7 am in summer for the 90-minute trip (¥1,650) to the Gas-san Hachigo-me stop. From there you...

Haguro-san

  • Geological Site

The climb up Mt. Haguro begins in Haguro Center, at the red Zaishin Gate (Zaishin-mon), then goes up 2,446 or so stone steps to the...

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...

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