There are discoveries to be made both within you and in the lands you explore.
This is not a common tourist destination, nor the typical Japan you may know.
Tohoku is truly off the beaten track.
Experience whispers buried in the ancient past, sustainable spirituality, and a rugged wilderness that will challenge your frontier spirit.
Take a moment out of your busy life to heal your soul.
Reconnect with nature to awaken your intuition.
Open yourself up and discover the indomitable spirit waiting within.
Witness the dawn percolating into the azure blue.
Dance on the boundary of yin and yang at the edge of the Far East.
Free yourself from your egoic identity and feel your consciousness expand into nature.
Gaze into the landscape until it transforms the scenery of your subconscious.
After a walk in Tohoku, the world before you will take on an added gleam, a luster that will remain.
Initiate your journey to anima from Iwate, the last frontier.
Iwate, the Last Frontier
An epic story of the people of the dawn, buried in the ancient land. Experience, sustainable spirituality, and a rugged wilderness that will challenge your frontier spirit.
The grand program, "Buried Past - Untold History" course sums up all the short programs of "Living Spirits" and "Northern Wilds".
This is a journey through the story of stones and humans.
The purpose of this journey is to hear the voice of the earth, mediated by stones.
That is, not about judging the past, but to find the implication for the future.
The people of Iwate have lived with the in harmony with the mountains, nature and animals despite the harsh environment. In this program, discover the underlying spirit and expression of animism and recapture its relationship with nature.
Horses were once cherished as part of the family.
This is a program to learn about the culture of the horse-producing region and enjoy time spent with horses.
A journey to reconnect with the sensors and antennas of your mind, body, and soul. Feel the life source within nature, that has continued throughout the generations within the natural environment, local people and animals.
A journey to reconnect with the sensors and antennas of your mind, body and soul.
Feel the life source within nature, that has continued throughout the generations within the natural environment, local people and animals in this region.
Mount Goyo's, or in Japanese Goyozan's, peak lies at 1,287 m. The surrounding terrain spans the three cities of Kamaishi, Ofunato, and Sumita.
The virgin forests of hinoki cypress and canopies of rhododendron are home to Honshuujika (cervus nippon) deer and Japanese macaques. The view from the summit lets visitors observe the jagged rias shaped coast of the Pacific Ocean.
Take to the sea, as you paddle a sea kayak, and explore the area of the Sanriku Geopark.
While listening to the sounds of the waves and the sounds of nature, enjoy the ever-changing natural scenery as seen from the sea.
This route travels the historic roads of the coastline and the Sanriku Hamakaido Path along the headlands of the rias coast.
From the headlands, you can enjoy the panoramic views of Sanganjima Island, Senjojiki, and other sights.
In addition, this route shows you the history of the nature and townships of Kamaishi.
What is the "Yama-no-kami” or god of the mountain, that is the basis of animism?
This is a program to learn about the way people believe in, and what traditions are still held strong regarding Tono's god of the mountain.
Hayachine mountain climbing or "Oyamakake", was once held to pray for the safety of the village. This program reproduces that ritual through a display of Kagura and creating traditional food before hiking up Mt Hayachine.
Tono has a very strong horse culture, as horses were vital to peoples' livelihoods and as such, the horse slept inside a specially built family home, known as a magariya.
In this tour, head back in time and learn about the role horses played, and their importance to the people of Tono
Mt. Iwate, one of mountains representing Hachimatai region, has been familiar as a mountain of faith to people since ancient times, and it is popular with many climbers still today.
In this tour, take one of the diverse climbing trails as you climb to the summit of this sacred mountain.
Experience the best of both hiking and local hot springs with this tour in the Hachimantai area.
Trekking and flower lovers should enjoy this trail with panoramic views at each peak and ridge on the way to the summit.
Finishing up with relaxing moment of luxury, enjoying sake at a local hot spring.
The beech forest that spreads over the Appi Plateau is a forest that has been beautifully regenerated by the power of nature after having been cut down. The beautiful sunlight sways, and the sound of the wind roaring tickles your ears. This beech forest has been named one of the 100 best forests in Japan.
Enjoy the unique winter experience of snow-shoe hiking to the frozen 25m high Nanataki waterfall, as well as the out-of-this world phenomena of Hachimantai`s gigantic juhyo or frost-covered trees known as “Snow Monsters”.