In early January, I visited Tohoku to experience all the best that Iwate and Miyagi prefectures had to offer. I was given missions to complete. From dining, to onsens, to snow activities and more. You can check out my experience there in the link below.
mrbrown Go Tohoku Page: http://tohokusnowexperience.jp/mrbrown-in-tohoku/dj_tohoku/
This is the introduction to my journey.
My first mission was to experience the culture. And I did that in an onsen while overlooking some of the best views ever! And also checked out Geibikei in Iwate, one of the most beautiful gorges in Japan!
Then check out Mission 2, where I get to play in the snow of Appi resort and entered Chusonji Temple and Motsuji Temple, filled with centuries of history.
My legendary feat of consuming all those bowls of Wanko Soba in Morioka is also in this video. I really ate all the bowls you see in the video. No editing tricks were used. I thought it was going to be just for show, and I would be asked to eat a few bowls only, but they kept refilling my bowl and kept on filming.
In Mission 3, I was made to try the gourmet delights of the region, and I did not resist! The beef, oh my goodness, the beef. And the sake!
And no visit to Miyagi is complete without a boat ride around the Matsushima Bay.
I also visited Sendai Castle, to see the famous statue of the first daimyo of Sendai Domain, Date Masamune. You can see Sendai's cityscape from here too.
Do watch the videos of all the other folks from Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, and Thailand, who also visited Tohoku too.
As for me, you know it won't be my last time. I will return!