The city of Yokote in Akita Prefecture holds one of Japan's coolest snow festivals. Throughout the town, snow shelters called kamakuras are built and lit from the inside. Here's more on this unique snow festival.
Heading to Akita? Ramen is extremely good in this prefecture and can be the only reason you need to go for a visit! Here are the five best spots to fill up on a warm bowl of ramen when in Akita Prefecture in Japan's north.
Are you brave enough to go Tobishima island in Yamagata to swim with sharks? They're supposed to be lazy and harmless, but they're still 1.5 meters long!
This article gives you all the information you need about the Tsuruga Castle in Aizu, Fukushima Prefecture. The stunning castle is a former stronghold of the Edo period and is one of the most impressive structure of its kind in all of Japan. The site is particularly impressive during the cherry blossoms season!
Planning to visit the Tohoku region and Fukushima Prefecture? Then you should definitely consider visiting the little historic gem of Ouchi-juku, located near Aizu. Here's all you need to know about this unique place.