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Long a poor rural area known for its harsh climate, Tohoku remained off the tourist radar for most of modern Japanese history. Today, tourism in Tohoku remains refreshingly subdued, offering the chance to discover some of the country's finest natural scenery without the crowds. The area encompasses many scenic hot springs, developed ski areas, picturesque lakes, and historic castles and former samurai residences. Tohoku also serves as an ideal spot for that quintessential Japanese activity, the cherry blossom viewing: the trees bloom later here than elsewhere in the country, making the region a great alternative if you arrive a bit late in the season. Tohoku is in Japan. In the build up to your vacation in Tohoku, plan trip itinerary minutiae using the visitor reviews, staff write-ups, and custom search fields on our Japan online travel route planner.
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Top Tohoku tours
2-Day Matsushima Historical Tour with Homestay and Fishing BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $612
Duration: 2 days
Private Cherry Blossom Tour in Hirosaki with a Local Guide BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $146
Duration: 6 hours
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