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Kokusekiji Sominsai in Oshuu

Kokusekiji Sominsai in Oshuu

A winter water purification ceremony, participants strip down to only a loin cloth. Next they face several challenges to show bravery..

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Todogasaki

Todogasaki

Todogasaki is the eastern most point on Honshu, so if you want to be the first to see the sunrise in Japan that's the place..

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Kitayamazaki and Unosu Cliffs

Kitayamazaki and Unosu Cliffs

Kitayamazaki and Unosu are part of the Sanruku Fukko National Park. Both of the places are high above the Pacific Ocean commanding..

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Kitakami River Rubber Boat Race

Kitakami River Rubber Boat Race

An annual rubber race down the Kitakami River in Morioka. You can enter as a competitor or simply as a slow cruise down the river..

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