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Articles and travel guides on the Tohoku Region (東北地方 Tōhoku-chihō): Akita, Aomori, Fukushima, Iwate, Miyagi, Yamagata
Miharu Castle
Miharu Castle (三春城) is located in Miharu-machi in the Abukuma Mountains, 10km east of Koriyama in Fukushima Prefecture. Being an old castle town...
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Osorezan
Osorezan (恐山, Mount Osore, 879 m), often transliterated as "Mount Fear" or "Mountain of Terror", is a composite volcano located on Shimokita...
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Aizuwakamatsu Travel Guide
Aizuwakamatsu is a city in western Fukushima Prefecture, northern Honshū, and the most important city in the Aizu basin, with a population of...
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Aizu Sake Museum
The history of sake-brewing in Aizu goes back to the sixteenth century when Gamō Ujisato (蒲生氏郷, 1556-1595) came into Aizu by order of Toyotomi...
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Oyakuen
Oyakuen (御薬園) is also known as “Aizuwakamatsu’s Royal Garden“. The second Chinese character 薬 (kusuri or yaku) means “medicine” and refers to the...
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Aizu Bukeyashiki
The Aizu Buke-yashiki (会津武家屋敷) are the reconstructed samurai mansions of the chief retainers of the Aizu-Matsudaira, the Saigō family. The Saigō...
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Matsudaira Tombs
The Matsudaira Tombs (松平家廟所) are located in the southeastern part of Aizuwakamatsu, close to Higashiyama Village, on a hill not far from the Aizu...
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Iimoriyama
Mount Iimori (飯盛山 Iimoriyama) is located east of Aizuwakamatsu JR Station in the town of Aizuwakamatsu in western Fukushima. In 1868, it was the...
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Fukushima Travel Guide
Fukushima is the southernmost prefecture of the Tōhoku Region in northern Honshū and consists of three subregions: the Aizu Region (会津), or Aizu...
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Tohoku Travel Guide
The Tohoku Region (東北地方 Tōhoku-chihō), sometimes referred to as Ōu Region (奥羽地方 Ōu-chihō), comprises the following prefectures: Akita (秋田県...
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