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Sumita in Iwate prefecture is surrounded by abundant water and greenery, gifted with a location of Kenji Miyazawa’s work, “Taneyama ga Hara”, and a mystical cave, “Rokando”.

Taneyama ga Hara

Sumita is a town located in the southeastern part of Iwate prefecture, and positioned in the southeast of the fertile Kitakami Plateau. Sumita has a fairly mild climate for Iwate prefecture in northeastern Japan, and is especially warm in the winter due to the Pacific coast climate, cool in the summer due to the inland climate, and is relatively pleasant throughout the year.


The easiest course that is closest to Tokyo!
I went round the Miura Peninsula.

Sunset of Miura Peninsula

Speaking of touring courses close to Tokyo, Hakone and Chichibu are famous. But actually there is a better area closer. That is the Miura Peninsula area in Kanagawa Prefecture.
The Miura Peninsula splitting the Tokyo Bay and Sagami Bay is a distance that does not need an hour if you use a high-speed toll road. Moreover, it is a compact size that you can see almost everything on a day trip.It is a good area for travelers who want to try the Japanese road.


The coastline called “Alps of the Ocean” / Tanohata Village

A scenic spot ”Kitayamazaki cliffs”

Tanohata Village is located in the northern coast of Iwate Prefecture, faces the Pacific Ocean.
Tanohata is surrounded by the sea and mountains, said “Tibet in Japan” before the transport network is maintained.
Major industries in Tanohata are fishery and dairy farming.
In the summer, a cold Pacific wind called “Yamase” blows and is not suitable for rice production. It is rather cold in winter, but it doesn’t always snow.
There was damage of the tsunami in the Great East Japan Earthquake of March 11, 2011. You would feel the scratch of the tsunami.
National Route 45 crosses Tanohata. And Prefectural Route 44 in Tanohata is a road along the coast and is suitable for touring.


Kanuma Imamiya Shrine Festival - one of the leading festivals in Japan since the Edo Period
UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage

Kanuma Imamiya Shrine Festival

Kanuma is located 100 kilometers to the north of Tokyo. Formerly an important post station between Edo (present Tokyo) and Nikko, the city shares the same cultural area. Among many festivals in Kanuma where you can catch hearts and daily lives of Japanese people, the biggest is Kanuma Imamiya Shrine Festival held on the second Saturday and Sunday of every October. The festival has been recognized as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage and features 27 Yatai (floats) intricately carved on all sides. This scale ranks it as one of the leading festivals in Japan.


Shimoda---the history of Japan’s opening to the world.

Shimoda white sandy beach

Welcome to Shimoda. Surrounded by the sea and the mountains, Shimoda is a resort town where time flows at a leisurely pace.
In 1854, the black ships of American fleet led by Commodore Perry anchored here. Since then, Shimoda become Japan’s first international open port. Historical sites still remain in the old town area. Now, why don’t you spend a relaxing holiday in Shimoda rich in tropical flavor and historical sites.


Most secluded hot spring in japan

View of Yugawara town

It is a quiet hot spring resort located between Hakone and Atami facing the Sagami Bay at the southwest end of Kanagawa Prefecture.
Yugawara is one of the leading Hot Spring resorts in Japan and famous for being an onsen (hot spring) town. It is an area where you can enjoy great nature as well as fresh seafood, as it is surrounded by mountains and ocean.
Around Yugawara there are many famous sightseeing areas, such as Atami, Izu, Hakone,Odawara as well as Mt. Fuji.


One of Japan’s Best Onsen - Magical Japanese Onsen Oasis

Kusatsu Onsen Yubatake

Located 200 kilometers north-northwest of Tokyo, Kusatsu Onsen is a small hot spring town nestled in the mountains that offer various natural settings in each of the four seasons. A tourist town with a population of around 7,000, Kusatsu welcomes upwards of three million visitors each year.


Why don’t you tour the component sites of the world heritage, Mt. Fuji?

Mt. Fuji

Mt. Fuji is a symbolic mountain of Japan. It was registered as a world cultural heritage site “Fujisan, sacred place and source of artistic inspiration” in 2013. At the same time, 25 properties such as shrines, mountain trail and wind cave, which have a long history with Mt. Fuji, were also designated as components sites of Mt. Fuji.


Hashikami Town – Spectacular Views and Delicious Foods Just a Short Drive Away

Hashikami Town view

Running north to south along Japan’s eastern coast, National Route 45 travels through the heart of Hashikami Town in southeastern Aomori Prefecture. Route 45 links Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture, with Aomori City, the Aomori prefectural capital. The beautiful scenery and rich culture along its 516.9km make road trip planning easy. Hashikami Town is no exception, with both ocean and mountain views easily accessible from Route 45. Along the way to those views, you will find a variety of restaurants and shops selling local foods, goods and souvenirs. And if you happen to be traveling during the summer or late fall, you might even catch one of Hashikami’s big seasonal festivals. If you have a day, Hashikami has much to offer!


 
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