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Video Introducing Summer Festivals and Summer Tourist Attractions in Tohoku

This video, titled "Summer Passion in Tohoku, Japan 4K (Ultra HD) - 東北の夏," was uploaded by "TOHOKU JAPAN."

It introduces summer in Japan's Tohoku region, the perfect place for sightseeing while avoiding the summer heat, in beautiful 4K.
There are many things to see and do in the Tohoku region during summer, including appreciating the spectacular natural scenery and enjoying festivals rooted in the culture of the region since ancient times that represent the Tohoku region itself.

When are the three major summer festivals in Tohoku in 2024: Aomori Nebuta Festival, Sendai Tanabata Festival, and Akita Kanto Festival?

The Tohoku region is known for its numerous summer festivals. Among them, Aomori Nebuta Festival, Sendai Tanabata Festival, and Akita Kanto Festival are known as the three major summer festivals in Tohoku. Here are the dates of each festival in 2024.

●Aomori Prefecture: Aomori Nebuta Festival [video: 1:09~].
 Friday, August 2 - Wednesday, August 7, 2024

●Miyagi Prefecture: Sendai Tanabata Festival [video: 1:37~].
 Tuesday, August 6 - Thursday, August 8, 2024

●Akita Prefecture: Akita Kanto Festival [video: 1:12-].  Saturday, August 3 - Tuesday, August 6, 2024

There's more! 2024 Dates of Summer Festivals and Other Events in Tohoku

Image of Soma Nomaoi, Fukushima Prefecture
Photo:Soma Nomaoi, Fukushima Prefecture

Tohoku has been attracting more and more tourists from overseas every year, and there are many popular tourist spots where people and nature live in harmony.
In the summer, Japan's Tohoku region is brimming with festivals.
Here are the 2024 dates for the popular summer festivals and fireworks displays shown in the video.

●Fukushima Prefecture: Fukushima Waraji Festival [video: 0:40~].
 Friday, August 2 - Sunday, August 4, 2024

●Morioka Sansa Festival (Iwate Prefecture) [video: 1:15~].
 Thursday, August 1 - Sunday, August 4, 2024

●Yamagata Prefecture:Yamagata Hanagasa Festival [video: 1:40~].
 August 5 (Mon) - 7 (Wed), 2024

●Yamagata Prefecture:Shinjo Festival [video: 1:45~] August 24, 2024 (Mon)
 Saturday, August 24 - Monday, August 26, 2024

●Akita Prefecture: Omagari Fireworks Festival [video: 3:00~].
 August 31, 2024

If you are planning a summer trip to Tohoku, why not schedule your trip based on the festival dates listed above?

Please check the detailed schedule of each festival and enjoy the highlights to the fullest.

Spectacular natural scenery in summer! Tohoku [by Prefecture] Recommended Summer Tourist Attractions

Image of Bentennuma Pond at Goshikinuma
Photo:Bentennuma at Goshikinuma

Here are some of the best places to visit in the Tohoku region, by prefecture, where you can enjoy spectacular summer scenery.

Aomori: Jigokunuma [2:07-]
Aomori: Tanesashi Coast [2:10-]
Aomori: Ashigezaki Observatory [2:12-]
Aomori: Oirase Gorge [2:32-]

Iwate: Jodogahama Beach [0:17-]
Iwate: Geibikei [0:34-]
Iwate: Aragami Shrine [2:01-]
Iwate: Motsuji Temple [2:39-]

Akita: Omono River [1:03-]
Akita: Mototakifukuryusui [2:29-]
Akita: Kisakata [2:44-] and so on!

Image of Sea of clouds from Azuma Kofuji
Photo:A sea of clouds from Azuma Kofuji

Fukushima: Goshikinuma Ponds [0:03-]
Fukushima: Sannokura Sunflower Field [0:10-]
Fukushima: Azuma-kofuji [2:15-]

Miyagi: Izunuma [0:54-]
Miyagi: Zuihoden Temple [1:34-]
Miyagi: Katanuma [1:59-]
Miyagi: Futakuchi Kyokoku [2:05-]
Miyagi: Zao Okama [2:24-]

Yamagata: Tamasudare Falls [0:46-]
Yamagata: Maruike Pond [0:52-]
Yamagata: Zao Katakainuma Pond [1:54-]
Yamagata: Dokkonuma Swamp [1:57-]

Unlike the snowy winters, the vivid fresh greenery in the sunshine is a must-see sightseeing spot in Tohoku. The beautiful sight only seen in summer is a must-see.

Summary of Summer Festivals and Tourist Attractions in Tohoku

Image of the Nebuta Festival, Aomori Prefecture
Photo:Nebuta Festival, Aomori Prefecture

Tohoku is also famous for delicious seafood from the seas and fresh ingredients from the mountains.
There are many nationally famous hot springs and scenic spots as well, making it a great place to get away from the stress of daily life.
If the sightseeing spot is in the mountains, you can avoid the heat as the temperature is much cooler at night.
Walking in the woods, surrounded by rich nature, you can revitalize your mind and body.
Japan's Tohoku region is a great place for solo travelers, couples, families and friends to travel.

During Obon, many tourists come to visit the three major festival of Tohoku, so we recommend making reservations early, before the hotels are fully booked.
This summer, how about a trip to Tohoku, where you can enjoy summer festivals, delicious food, and spectacular summer scenery?

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Last Updated : Jun. 4, 2024
児玉 勇(Yu Kodama)
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