Tohoku - place to see red leaves when Japan is in autumn


Located on Honshu Island, Tohoku autumn is captivating thanks to the beauty of red foliage covering the lake, gorge or residence of Samurai residents.

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Not as modern as the bustling nights of Tokyo, nor does it have many ancient temples like Kyoto, Tohoku has its own charm with its own culture, beautiful four-season nature and unique trains.

Land of nature lovers

When covered in brilliant autumn foliage, Tohoku transformed into one of the most charming areas in Japan. Just own the JR East Pass train ticket, you can enjoy the autumn scenery on the lake, gorge or residence of Samurai residents.
Tohoku this season is captivating thanks to the beauty of the red foliage.
Tohoku this season is captivating thanks to the beauty of the red foliage.
The first stop is Oirase Stream and Towada Lake in Aomori Prefecture. Towada volcano lake is famous for the fantasy beauty of the deep blue water contrasting with the red and yellow colors of the forest on the mountainside. Next to it is a pure, clean stream of Oirase flowing from Towada Lake in mixing with red, yellow and orange of the maple forest and green moss-covered rocks.

Every autumn comes, Kakunodate town, home to many Samurai martial arts houses and wooden fences, turns into a water-colour picture. The contrast between the rustic houses with the vibrant colors of autumn makes the scene as peaceful as Haiku poetry.
Kakunodate town, home to many samurai's houses with wooden fences, turns into a aqua painting every autumn comes.
Kakunodate town, home to many samurai's houses with wooden fences, turns into a aqua painting every autumn comes.
If you love the majestic mountain beauty, you must visit Naruko and Geibikei gorges. Naruko Gorge is one of the destinations that owns the most beautiful autumn scenery in Japan with a 2km long ridge filled with red leaves. Geibikei canyon is the place to admire the scenery when the mother of nature replaces a new bright red-gold shirt from the cruise along the Hirata river. Hachimantai Mount possesses a rustic, natural landscape with endless golden leaf forest covering mountains and emerald lakes creating a very special autumn season.

Tohoku happy train

Japan is famous for speedboats but Tohoku is known for its fun trains. The carriages are designed with many styles to help you admire the beauty of nature and pamper the emotions of each individual.
Tohoku is known for its fun trains.
Tohoku is known for its fun trains.
Resort Minori (Resort train): A route from Sendai - Shinjo passes through deep valleys, Naruko canyon and golden rice paddies, allowing you to see many beautiful scenes from the Resort Minori. 

During the highest point of autumn in late October, the train will have a daily schedule. Resort Minori is very suitable for romantic couples.

Pokémon with you: Route of Ichinoseki - Geibikei - Kesennuma to bring a smile to children affected by the tsunami. Since 2012, the train has been decorated with images of Pikachu and a collection of cute Pikachu teddy bears.

The trip on the train is very suitable for the journey of the whole family with children. In addition to the moment of playing with Pokémon, this journey is an opportunity for you to admire the charming autumn scenery of Geibikei.
The trip on "Pokémon with you" is suitable for the journey of the whole family with children.
The trip on "Pokémon with you" is suitable for the journey of the whole family with children.
The JR East Pass pass can be used on all Tohoku trains, including: speedboats, limited speed trains, local trains, fun trains and some JR Tohoku bus lines. The use of the card is very flexible, you can use it on any 5 days within 14 days from the first day of use. Seats can also be pre-selected via the website.


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