Major tourist attractions in Tohoku Region
- SPOT 1Namahage Museum:
- Where you can meet Namahage all year around not just in the end of the year!
- SPOT 2Hachimantai Aspite Line:
- Highway across a famous mountain Hachimantai
- SPOT 3Chuson-ji:
- Where the Buddhist temple built in the second half of Heian Period (more than 800 years ago) still remained
SPOT 1Namahage Museum:
In Oga, Akita, Namahage Festival, an annual folk event, is held in the end of the year. Since long time ago, people have believed that Namahage is sent by gods of Shinzan and Honzan every year and brings rich harvest, catch of the fish, and felicities to the communities. Namahage Festival has been come down generation to generation. During the festival, Namahage parade with saying "Are there any lazy bones? Do I see any kids crying?" Times Car RENTAL Sendai Airport's recommendation for your destination in Tohoku is Namahage Museum where you can meet various types of Namahage.
|Address:||Aza-mizukuisawa Shinzan Kitaura Oga, Akita|
|Distance from major transport facilities:||About five hours drive from Sendai Airport|
SPOT 2Hachimantai Aspite Line:
Hachimantai Aspite Line is a 27km long highway that connects Iwate's Hachimantai Hot Spring and Akita's Toroko Hot Spring. You will be amazed by the maginificance moutain range of Iwatezan through Hachimantai as you drive though this highway.Hachimantai Aspite Line is known for a nice driving way by having beautiful fresh green leaves in the middle of June and fall foliage in the end of September. Times Car RENTAL Sendai Airport proudly present Hachimantai, where is like a treasury gifted with rich alpine plants. Note: Hachimantai Aspite Line is closed to traffic during the biginning of November through the end of April.
|Location:||Hachimantai Area, Iwate|
|Distance from major transport facilities:||About three hours drive from Sendai Airport|
Chuson-ji is registered on the World Heritage list, and it posses many cultural assests including Konjiki-do which is a compilation of fine art, craft, and architecture technique during Heian Period. Konjiki-do is a small square golden hall measuring 5.5m on each side. It is currently in the reinforced concrete hall and also covered by a glass container so that the air outside is blocked out.
Times Car RENTAL Sendai Airport is positive that you will have great experience in Chuson-ji. You must see the Konjiki-do which was built in the second half of Heian Period.
|Address:||202 Kiromoseki, Hiraizumi-cho, Nishiiwai-gun, Iwate|
|Distance from major transport facilities:||2 hours drive from Sendai Airport|
SPOT 4Mitsui Outlet Park Sendai Port:
Opened in September 2008, Mistui Outlet Park Sendai Port is the biggest outlet shopping mall in Tohoku area. This outlet mall offers numbers of selected items among 120 well-known brands from both Japan and other countries. Of course, you can get them at discount price. Its food court that serves Tohoku's cuisine and also the Ferris wheels makes the mall more attractive. Times Car RENTAL Sendai Airport positively suggest you to drive to Mitsui Outlet Park Sendai Port.
|Address:||123 Ideka Miyagino-ku, Sendai, Miyagi|
|Distance from major transport facilities:||About 40 minutes drive from Sendai Airport|