TOHOKU

Tohoku is the northeastern region of Japan's Honshu island. Tohoku is famous for its scenery including one of Japan's Three Great Views.

Traditionally a poor rural backwater with a harsh climate, today's Tohoku offers the traveller some of the best scenery in Japan. In winter, the Snow Country (Yukiguni) of the western Japan Sea coast racks up some of the highest snowfall figures in the world, which also means great skiing and lots of hot springs to warm up in.

TOHOKU MAP

Tohoku Map

TOHOKU PREFECTURES

Akita Prefecture
Akita Prefecture is along the Sea of Japan Coast in the Tohoku region in the north eastern part of the island of Honshu. The capital city of Akita Prefecture is Akita city. Akita Prefecture ...

Aomori Prefecture
Aomori Prefecture lies at the north end of Honshu in the Tohoku region. The capital of Aomori Prefecture is Aomori City, which is major point of interconnection between the island of Honshu ...

Fukushima Prefecture
Fukushima Prefecture is in Tohoku Region on the island of Honshu. The capital of Fukushima Prefecture is Fukushima City. The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant which was involved in the n...

Iwate Prefecture
Iwate Prefecture is in the Tohoku region on Honshu island. Iwate Prefecture faces the Pacific Ocean to the east, and borders Aomori Prefecture on the north. The capital of Iwate Prefecture ...

Miyagi Prefecture

Miyagi Prefecture
Miyagi Prefecture is along the Pacific Ocean coast line in Tohoku Region on the island of Honshu. The capital of Miyagi Prefecture is Sendai. Miyagi Prefecture is famous for having one of th...

Yamagata Prefecture

Yamagata Prefecture
Yamagata Prefecture covers the area from the coast of the Sea of Japan in the west to the mountains midway across the island of Honshu in the Tohoku region. Yamagata city is the capital of Y...

TOHOKU PREFECTURE CAPITAL

Akita
Akita is the capital city of Akita Prefecture in the Tohoku the northeastern region of Honshu island. Akita is famous for its Onsen (hot springs) in and around Akita, plus its close proximit...

Aomori
Aomori lies at the north end of Honshu. Aomori is the capital of Aomori Prefecture and the site of one side of the Seikan Tunnel which connects the island of Honshu to the island of Hokkaido...

Fukushima
Fukushima City is the capital of Fukushima Prefecture and is 63km north west of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant and around 250km north of Tokyo....

Morioka
Morioka is the capital city of Iwate Prefecture which is in the Tohoku Region. Morioka is famous for its brewing industry, Nambu Senbei (rice cracker) and noodles. Until 803 the area around ...

Sendai

Sendai
Sendai is the capital city of Miyagi Prefecture, and the largest city in the Tohoku (northeast) region of Japan. The Sendai is well known by its nickname, the City of Trees....

Yamagata

Yamagata
Yamagata is the capital of Yamagata Prefecture and is in the mountains Tohoku. Yamagata features beautiful mountains and wide rice fields scenery, famous Risshakuji Temple, world class skiin...

Author: Craig Fryer

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