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Enjoy Sightseeing in Japan's Snowy Tohoku Region in the Cold Winter

This video, titled "[4K] Snowy Landscapes in Tohoku, Japan|Winter Travel in Japan's Tohoku Region|Sightseeing in Tohoku|Ouchi-Juku, Tsugaru Railway Stove Train|Samurai Houses in Kakunodate|Mogami River Boat Ride|Ginzan Onsen" ([4K]JAPAN 東北の雪景色の風景 Winter travel in Tohoku region 東北の観光 大内宿 津軽 鉄道ストーブ列車 角館武家屋 最上川舟下り 銀山温泉), is a 4K video released by "Discover Nippon" that introduces the Tsugaru Railway stove train running in Aomori Prefecture, as well as tourist information on Japan's Tohoku region in winter.

In the Tohoku region, where you can enjoy the natural scenery of Japan's four seasons, you can also enjoy the snowy landscape in winter.
The Tsugaru Railway, which goes through the snowy scenery of the Tohoku region, is a simple sightseeing train with a potbelly stove, through which you can feel the culture of Japan while riding the train.
This can be seen from 3:05 in the video.
Take the Tsugaru Railway Stove Winter Train, known as the winter event train, and experience a fascinating trip to enjoy the scenery around Japan's Tohoku region in winter.

Recommended Tourist Destinations in Fukushima, Yamagata, Akita, Aomori

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Ouchi-juku in Fukushima Prefecture, which can be seen from 0:23 in the video, is a popular tourist destination where the landscapes of old Japan remain.
Take a leisurely stroll through the quaint cityscape that will have you feeling as though you've traveled back in time to the Edo period.

In Yamagata, we recommend experiencing a Mogami River boat ride that can be seen from 7:55 in the video, and enjoying the views of nature, or stopping by Ginzan Onsen, which has a beautiful "Taisho Roman" style scenery.
Ginzan Onsen can be seen from 10:07 in the video.
We also recommend stopping by Tamasudare Falls, a lesser-known tourist spot, and enjoying the amazing view.
If you stop by Akita, be sure to take a commemorative photo with the armored warrior on the Kakunodate Samurai House Museum Street, and take in the history. It will make your sightseeing trip an even more memorable experience.

If you're traveling along the coast of Aomori, we recommend trying some of the delicious seafood.
After strolling through the snowy landscapes, enjoy the luxurious "Aomori Nokke Don," a seafood bowl at Aomori Gyosai Center & Auga Shinsen Ichiba (魚菜センター&アウガ新鮮市場), which can be seen from 5:37 in the video.

Spending the Winter in Japan's Tohoku Region

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Icicles hang from the eaves of the historic Japanese houses in the winter, creating a beautiful scene.
People in Tohoku spend their time in traditional Japanese-style rooms with an irori hearth on cold days, looking out at the snowy landscape from the snow-viewing window of the shoji screen.

Some families make snowmen or igloos after shoveling snow.
In Tohoku, there are many local dolls, such as Hina dolls and various samurai dolls.
After sightseeing in the snowy Tohoku region, consider picking one up as a souvenir.

Summary of Snowy Landscapes of Japan's Tohoku Region

Image of Ouchi-juku

In the Tohoku region, we recommend taking the winter stove train shown in the video to experience the wonderful scenery, or relaxing at a traditional Japanese inn.

If you want to enjoy the snowscapes of Japan, then the Tohoku region during winter is the place to be!

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Last Updated : Dec. 14, 2022
坂崎 なお(Nao Sakazaki)
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