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
the last city in the extreme north of the island of Honshu, in front of Hokkaido, famous for the Nebuta Matsuri and one of the oldest archaeological sites in the country
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
Guided tours, activities and other things to do
If you are planning a trip to Japan and you want to do something more than just visiting famous places and monuments, we suggest you to use Govoyagin
How to use Govoyagin
Govoyagin is a very useful website to enrich your travel experience
, especially if you are going solo or it's your first time in Japan.
Because of the language barrier (and more), in Japan it is very difficult to interact with the locals and to get off the tourist track.
Thanks to Govoyagin you can find a lot of interesting and sometimes unique guided tours and activities
all over Japan (and not only in Japan), that you would otherwise never be able to enjoy.
But there's more: on Govoyagin you can also buy tickets
for several famous attractions, events, transportation and other useful services for tourists. Last but not least, you can reserve a table
in hundreds of restaurants.