The Tohoku region offers a wealth of things to see and do, such as the ancient temples and gardens of Hiraizumi, a UNESCO World Heritage site; the old samurai houses of Kakunodate; Mt. Zao’s strange and wonderful “snow monsters”; and Hirosaki Castle, whose cherry blossoms attract two million visitors every spring. The region is served by an extensive Shinkansen network (made up of the Tohoku, Akita, Yamagata and Joetsu lines), making most destinations easily accessible from Tokyo. The Tohoku region still lies off the beaten track for most overseas tourists, but with JTBGMT, you’ll have access to secluded hot spring inns and other hidden gems. Whether its spring cherry blossoms, summer festivals, autumn foliage or winter skiing, Tohoku offers something for every season and every taste.