Castle tourism in Tohoku

The Tohoku region is known for its dramatic scenery created by the Ou Mountains and various rivers. The Shirakami Mountains, a World Heritage Site, are popular for their beautiful lakes and beech forests. There are many famous spots for viewing cherry blossoms and autumn leaves, and in winter you can enjoy snowy scenery and hot springs. It is also characterized by its many famous festivals, such as Aomori's Nebuta Festival and Sendai's Tanabata Festival. For history buffs, we recommend the shrines, temples, and ruins that remain in the World Heritage Site, Oshu-Hiraizumi. Numerous castles remain, from Hirosaki Castle in Aomori Prefecture to Tsuruga Castle in Fukushima Prefecture.

  • Tsuruga Castle
  • Akita Castle
  • Shiba Castle
  • Hirosaki Castle
  • morioka castle
  • Yamagata Castle

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