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Art & Culture

Japanese Taiko Drum Experience in Traditional Building (齋理屋敷)Japan Experience

Starting at$52

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Art & Culture

Japanese Taiko Drum Experience on the Boat (阿武隈ライン舟下り)Japan Experience

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Private Cherry Blossom Tour in Hirosaki with a Local Guide

Starting at$144

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Food & Drink

Spirit of Japanese Sake in Shiogama

Starting at$153

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Art & Culture

Experience mini version of trainee monk's life deep in the countryside

Starting at$61

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Private Kitakata Cultural Tour

Starting at$484

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Guided Walking Tour in the Historical Town of Kitakata

Starting at$207

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Overnight Stay at Takinoyu Ryokan in an Annex Special Room with Onsen and Meals

Starting at$358

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Cycling

Explore the cultural wonders of Japan’s Bandai-Asahi National Park

6 min readPublished Sep 8, 2021

Bandai-Asahi National Park, which spans Yamagata, Fukushima and Niigata Prefectures in northern Japan, is a region strong in traditional Japanese culture

Bandai-Asahi has the ability to delight and inspire at every turn © David McElhinney / Lonely Planet
Cycling

Japan’s Bandai-Asahi National Park offers a world of outdoor adventures

5 min readPublished Sep 8, 2021

Bandai-Asahi National Park is full of rumbling volcanoes, stoic mountains, looking-glass lakes and primeval woodland – all of it ready for adventure

Fukushima, Japan - October 27 2016: The elderly tourists are walking at Bandai-Asahi National Park, a beautiful park that has green lake and autumn color changed forest.; Shutterstock ID 1086953648; your: Ben N Buckner; gl: 65050; netsuite: CS; full: Bandai-Asahi Adventure
Hiking

Japan’s Bandai-Asahi National Park stuns in its contrasts

5 min readPublished Sep 8, 2021

Bandai-Asahi National Park is a fusion of the contrasting elements which underpin Japanese nature and culture

Nikko Day Lily in Oguninuma, Fukushima, Japan; Shutterstock ID 1645615801; your: Ben N Buckner; gl: 65050; netsuite: CS; full: Bandai-Asahi Contrasts
Art and culture

Exploring Japanese traditions in the ‘Deep North’ region of Tohoku

5 min readPublished Feb 27, 2020

Explore Tohoku - Japan's far north - a land of elemental nature and ancient customs.

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Wildlife and nature

Japan's nature paradise won't be a secret for much longer

5 min readPublished Dec 23, 2019

Stephanie Yeboah realises a life-long dream of visiting Japan and learns about the stunning scenery outside of the big cities.

Japan's nature paradise won't be a secret for much longer