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20160118

NHK World News English: TOTALLY TOHOKU!

The Tohoku region is a fantastic travel destination accessible from Tokyo by three Shinkansen lines. This month, we’re presenting a series of programs that will introduce you to the many charms of the six prefectures in Japan’s northeastern Tohoku region. 

20160118Here’s a one minute guide for tourists.

▼Aomori
First up is Aomori Prefecture, famous for the Nebuta Festival, delicious apples, and spectacular autumn scenery.

▼Iwate
Among the many popular destinations in Iwate Prefecture is Chusonji, a temple famous around the world for its 800-year-old golden hall.

▼Akita
In Akita Prefecture you can enjoy Kakunodate, an old samurai town, and the traditional festivals of Oga Peninsula.

▼Miyagi
Miyagi Prefecture contains Sendai, Tohoku’s biggest city, and the beautiful Matsushima Bay, one of the three most scenic spots of Japan.

▼Yamagata
Yamagata Prefecture offers lots of hot springs and delicious fruit, as well as Dewa Sanzan, a sacred mountain range.

▼Fukushima
Fukushima Prefecture features the Miharu Takizakura, one of Japan’s largest cherry trees, and the Aizu region, which is rich in traditional architecture.

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