Knowing Japan【Touhoku】

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Knowing Japan【Touhoku】


Location and Geography of the Tohoku Region

The Tohoku region (Tohoku Chiho) is located in the northeastern part of Main Honshu and is also called "Ouu region (Ouchiho)".

In general, it refers to the six prefectures Aomori, Iwate, Miyagi, Akita, Yamagata and Fukushima. These six prefectures occupy about 30% of the area of Honshu. The Tohoku region is located in eastern Japan, but from its weather and historical geography, it is classified as located in the northern Japan together with Hokkaido.

Important things in Tohoku area

Aomori Nebuta Festival

It is a summer festival held in Aomori City, Aomori Prefecture from August 2 to 7, and every year more than 2 million tourists visit.

In 1980 , it was designated as an important intangible folk cultural asset of the country.

World Heritage Hiraizumi

It is a world heritage consisting of five "Chusonji temple", "Hikoshiji", "Observatory royal site", "Mugen Kosakuin ruins" and "Kanjiyama" in Iwate prefecture, and it is a world heritage consisting of construction, garden and archeological remains.

Beef tongue

"Beef tongue" is a well-known specialty dish of Sendai (Miyagi prefecture).

It is thick and juicy, with a pleasant texture so people can chew it up slowly.