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Kitakami, Iwate 2011. Photos: Quinlan Faris Motoyu Geto Onsen is deep in the mountains west of...

The Oirase (OH-EE-RAH-SAY) River flows through a wooded valley out of Lake Towada, a large caldera...

A short walk southeast of Aomori Station takes you to the Furukawa Aomori Fish Market, a series of...

Inakadate is an unassuming village between Kuroishi and Hirosaki that has attracted international...

Tsurunoyu Onsen is deep in the mountains of Akita, just northeast of Lake Tazawa. Getting there is...

Warning. Warning. It's time for wooden obscenity. Uncensored account of the secret fertility...

Matsushima, one of the “three sights” of Japan, is one of the more well-known destinations north of...

Legend goes that the conquerer of Tohoku, when battling the local tribes, healed his wounds from a...

The Kokusekiji Sominsai is among the most famous naked festivals in Japan. The madness gets...

Elegant old shopping street preserved from the Edo era in sleepy town of Kuroishi.

Charming hot springs resort in the mountains of Yamagata. Picturesque buildings preserved from the...

True paradise for the clautrophile! Irimizu Cave is a thrilling destination for adventure-seekers...

Within striking distance of Sakata along the coast lies what might be called the Mt. Rushmore of...

September festival in Kakunodate featuring dueling floats smashing into each other on the second...

Jodogahama (literally pureland bay) features a stunning landscape of jagged white rocks jutting out...

How to mummify yourself in 4 easy steps! This whole practice was outlawed by the government...

Nanbu Toji are currently among the three largest and highest respected regional groups of brewers...

Literally meaning the coast of the Buddha, Hotokegaura is a place that features a bunch of...

Iizaka Kenka Matsuri is considered to be one of the three major fighting festivals in Japan and it...

Visitors often find Osorezan eerie and other-worldly. Osorezan is viewed as the entrance to the...

Nanshoso is a large Meiji era mansion with a beautifully preserved Japanese gardens in the...

On a cold morning in January, select men brave climb icy steps to a mountain summit, and fight each...

Boats carried by participants do battle to commemorate the dead in this August festival in Akita.

Stunning festival during which souls of the deceased go out in a blaze of glory on dragon boat...

Yet another naked festival. Nearly-naked men and smoke likely to ascend.