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Geibikei Gorge

Most people go to Hiraizumi for the temples listed as World Heritage Sites. However, you can’t go to this area and miss seeing this stunning gorge.

Tono: Legends and Landscapes

The city of Tono in Iwate is the place to go to experience traditional Japanese culture, complete with a wealth of folklore and beautiful landscapes. Visiting Tono is like stepping back into the past.

Rikuzentakata, Iwate

Rikuzentakata (陸前高田) is a coastal city in southern Iwate Prefecture still recovering and facing incredible challenges as a result of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

Shivering in Iwate's Beauty

Tohoku contains some of Japan's most undiscovered treasures, and while the 2011 tsunami and earthquake damaged the region, it has bounced back stronger and offers a gateway into the the less-trodden path in Japan.

Kappa Monster Hunting in Tono

Kappa monsters can supposedly be found over Japan, but there is one place where they said to be so common they are immortalized in literature, myth, and tourist products. Grab your cucumber, we're going hunting.

Iwate's Ryusendo Cave

When you get to the little isolated town of Iwaizumi, you will never believe that it contains one of Japan’s Three Great Limestone caves, Ryusendo.