The Tohoku region includes six prefectures in the north of Japan's largest island, Honshu. Further north there is only Hokkaido.
This region has in Japan the reputation of being a remote, rural place, rich in scenic landscapes, and very cold and snowy in winter. It is characterized by countryside, rice crops, mountains, lakes and thermal springs. The only big city is Sendai
one of the northernmost cities of the island of Honshu, a small capital of one of the most rural areas of Japan
a medium-sized city with a vibrant cultural life but definitely not popular among tourists, which makes it very interesting
the largest city in the region and the only real big city