Tohoku

Escape from the big cities in Kanto in Tohoku, to a quiet region that does not get many foreign tourists. The towns and cities can be spread out, but offer a real authenticity not found in most other regions. There are a host of great train passes for this region as well.

Highlights

Things to see and do

Hiking and walking  Castles  Shrines and Temples  Traditional towns  Hot springs

Accommodation

Main cities such as Sendai have increasing affordable options. Check HostelWorldBooking.com and Agoda for the best prices.

Transportation

Tohoku and East Japan Discount Passes

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