Twelve years have passed since the East Japan Earthquake on March 11, 2011. The unprecedented 9.0-magnitude earthquake, subsequent tsunami, and Fukushima nuclear power plant meltdown struck the eastern coast and caused significant damage nationwide.
Every year in early April, cherry blossoms start blooming in Japan’s northeastern Tohoku region. Here, trains run through a landscape of floating pink petals, allowing you to enjoy many scenic spots for railways and cherry blossoms!
Around every corner of Japan lies an unforgettable sight. From the nostalgic and quaint to the grand and breathtaking, Japan’s diverse scenery is second to none! Here we present some of the most stunning views in the Land of the Rising Sun.
Located in the northern part of mainland of Japan and facing the Sea of Japan, Akita City is a four-hour drive from Misawa Air Base. The city is surrounded by rice fields and mountains and is known as one of the nation’s most important granary regions.
The Sanriku Coast stretches from Miyagi Prefecture in the south to Aomori Prefecture in the north. It is renowned for its jagged coastline and its many beautiful bays and vistas. Kitayamazaki and Unosu Cliffs are among the most impressive parts of the coast. Jodogahama Beach is also another great place to visit.