2017/04/24

2017/04/24 - Aizu Report

The cherry blossom season has begun to hit its peak stride in the Tohoku Region this week, with cities like Aizu Wakamatsu, Kitakami and Hirosaki having just reached full bloom.While the season has finished in...
2016/10/11

Following the Tadami Line in Oku Aizu

The Oku Aizu region in the far west of Fukushima Prefecture is a mountainous region covered mostly by forest. Oku Aizu is roughly about the same size as Kanagawa Prefecture near Tokyo...
2016/04/15

2016/04/15 - Aizu Report

The cherry blossom season is now moving its way through northern Japan as cherry blossoms around the Tohoku Region are quickly reaching their peak timing. While blossoms around northern Tohoku...
2014/04/22

2014/04/22 - Aizu Report

After a brief hiatus and continuing with cherry blossom reporting in the Tohoku region, I headed to Aizu-Wakamatsu today. Aizu-wakamatsu is in...
2012/04/28

2012/04/28 - Aizu Report

After visiting the Miharu Takizakura, I drove 50 kilometers inland to Aizu-Wakamatsu, also in Fukushima Prefecture. Surrounded by snow covered mountains, including...
2011/10/21

2011/10/21 - Fukushima Report

Mount Bandai (Bandaisan) is a volcano in Fukushima Prefecture which last erupted in 1888 in one of the most violent volcanic eruptions in recent Japanese history, thereby newly shaping the mountain's peak and the Urabandai...
2011/04/22

2011/04/22 - Aizu Report

We spent the second and last day of our cherry blossom report trip to the southern Tohoku Region in Aizu, a popular tourist destination in Fukushima Prefecture, over 100 kilometers east of the Fukushima power plants. Tsuruga...