Posts by: Rieko

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

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

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

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

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...

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

Despite the richness of its cultural and pastoral assets, Tohoku, the northern part of Honshu,...