Norm Nakamura, a longtime expat of Japan and the producer of Tokyo Lens shares his favorite spots he visited in northern Japan. The first on his list is Miroku Yokocho in Hachinohe where bar hopping is encouraged and mingle with locals and patrons as well as friendly bar masters. The host and his group then drive two hours to a Shamisen restaurant in Aomori where they are entertained by a Shamisen musician.
The video hosts take us on a tour of northern Japan where the areas are lesser known to tourists yet offer spectacular views of nature. The first stop is Jodogahama Beach, Miyako, Iwate where the tubers approach the edge of water to find how crystal clear and calm the water is. The next stop is Unosu Cliffs, Tanohata, Iwate. Here the beautiful beach is isolated with no one in sight. The aerial view is breath taking.
Located 360 miles away from Tokyo, Tatehana Gampeki morning market in Hachinohe, Aomori is a lesser known gem even for Japanese tourists. This ginormous market has 360 shops welcoming locals and tourists alike each morning. The town's resort is filled with fun and activities including clam fishing, spectacular nightly shows, and musical performance with an instrument made out of a shovel.