Tohoku Photo Gallery

Tohoku's image has been blighted recently by the nuclear meltdown in Fukushima, but it is still a wonderful place to visit outside the exclusion zone. Making up about 1/3 of Honshu, this part of Japan is home to about 11 million people and has many cherry blossom viewing spots.

JR East's Tohoku area pass (19,000 yen for 5 days) covers your train travel from Tokyo all the way up to Aomori. All the places showcased here could be covered by this pass over its valid period.

From north to south ...