Tohoku, located in the northern part of Japan's main island of Honshu, enchants visitors with its idyllic countryside, tranquil lakes, and majestic mountains. Admire the splendor of Lake Towada, one of the region's most iconic natural attractions, or explore the enchanting Oirase Gorge with its lush foliage and cascading waterfalls. Delight in the vibrant colors of the Hirosaki Castle Park during cherry blossom season, or take to the slopes in popular skiing destinations like Appi Kogen and Zao Onsen. Immerse yourself in the region's rich history and culture at sites like Hiraizumi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, or experience the captivating Nebuta Matsuri festival in Aomori. Visit the atmospheric Samurai district in Kakunodate or marvel at the towering cliffs of the Sanriku Coast. Tohoku's diverse attractions
Valid rail and bus passes:
The Tohoku region has a multitude of railway and bus passes that make it easier to get around.
Check out our listings below for passes that are valid within the Tohoku region.
The most convenient airport in the region is Akita Airport.
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