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Unexpected Japan: Tohoku

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Kelley Ferro

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Unexpected Japan:
Tōhoku

First Time to Japan
As a traveler, Japan was a
bucket

list

destination for me
Tōhoku
Location:
Region located in the northern part of Honshu Island, Japan's largest island
Topography:
Mountains, Coastline, Rivers & Lakes
Prefectures
: Aomori, Akita, Iwate, Yamagata, Miyagi, & Fukushima
Chief Industry:
Agriculture

Distance from Tokyo:
using JR Shinkansen,
1 hr & 30 min to Fukushima;
3 hrs 20 min to Aomori
Climate
: dependent on east or west side
Cooler in summer, Snow in winter
Population:
9+ million
Fun Fact:
1/5 Japan's total area but
less than 1/10 Japan's population


Traditions & Pastimes
Cherry Blossom Viewing & Festivals
Hirosaki Castle, Aomori

Onsen (Hot Springs)
Ginzan Onsen, Yamagata Prefecture
Arts
Kokeshi
Eishundo Kokeshi
Tendo, Yamagata Prefecture


Nambu Tekki
Iwachu

Morioka Prefecture


Cuisine

Wanko-Soba
Competitive Eating
Morioka Prefecture
Small bowls of soba, endlessly refilled

Kiritanpo
"Cotton Ball on Spear"
Akita Prefecture
Recipe: Kiritanpo, chicken, burdock, green onion, Maitake mashroom, and Seri (Japanese parsley).

Kelley Ferro

Small country with a big presence
History
Culture
Art
Technology
Media
Food!
Landscape


LAKE TOWADA
Border between Aomori & Akita

SANRIKU COAST
Northeastern Coastline


History
Chūson-ji Temple
Hiraizumi, Iwate

Samurai
Kakunodate, Akita
Open homes: Ishiguro, Aoyagi, and Nishinomiya


Who is
Kelley Ferro?
Travel
video
journalist &
content creator
for 10 years
65
countries
600+
videos
200
Travel Brands
A few example partnerships include:

Visit Switzerland, Travel Alberta, Visit South Africa, Visit Croatia, Visit Peru, Egypt Tourism; Four Seasons,
Fairmont Resorts, CNN, USA Today, Expedia, Fodor's,
Let's Go, Budget Travel, Amazon,
Buzzfeed, Yahoo Travel,
Tripfilms, DirectTV
TOWADA KO
SANRIKU KAIGEN
Sakura
Onsen
KOKESHI
NAMBU TEKKI
WANKO SOBA
KIRITANPO
CHUSON-JI
KAKUNODATE
Arigato

Travel with me on my next adventures!


Youtube
: KelleyFerro
Instagram
: @kelleyferro
Blog
: kelleyferro.com
Twitter
: @kelleyferro
Facebook
: @KelleyFerroTravels

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