This is a mysterious pond in Chokaisan Oomonoimi Shrine. In the Heian era(794-1185), there is a legend that a Samurai named Kamakura Kagemasa spectacularly slayed an enemy general who had cut one of his eyes out. After the Samurai washed his eyes in the pond, the fish living there are said to have shown respect to the Samurai and also all had only one eye. ※Credit：Kota Wada http://bit.ly/2ObTUKz
This is a gorge that flows through Koyoshi River. There is a cliff that continues for 8km where one can see Ishizawa waterfall, various rock formations and caves, with numerous hidden spots. The area is popular in autumn for the autumn leaves that appear.
This is said to be the oldest tower in the Tohoku area of Japan, built during the Heian era(794-1185). It is said to be a mountainous area housing a God, and the tower is situated on the path which is used by those traveling to the mountain as a place of worship and revering nature. The main God is known as the Kunitsu God, and once you have climbed the 2,446 stairs of 1,700 meters, you will be greeted by a 1,000 year old cedar tree.
This is an onsen based in the eastern area of Yamagata prefecture. Historically, this area was prosperous for mining at Nobesawa Ginzan mountain, and Onsen became more prolific in the area from the Edo era(1603-1868). There are several wooden ryokan (lodgings) made from wood, that were constructed between the Taisho and Showa eras(1912~1989), and the area even now has an modern onsen village type atmosphere.
This is a canyon formed by the erosion of Arao River at the southern foot of Mt. Hanabuchi. A cliff with a height of 100 meters becomes full of autumn hues during the autumn leaf season. Ofukazawa Bridge is a symbol of Naruko Gorge, which is said to be the most spectacular point in Tohoku.
This is a hot spring near Naruko Gorge in the northern part of Miyagi prefecture. The area is famous for people wearing "geta" (wooden clog type shoes) and visitors can borrow geta shoes here. The area is said to be so called due to the onsen being used for the baby of Minamito Yoshitsune and Satogozen.※Credit：旅と温泉の無料写真素材 おんふぉと http://on-photo.com/
This is a peninsula that protrudes out to the Japan sea in the western part of Akita. This place is famous for being the home of a god named "Namahage" who wore clothes made of straw. The three mountains have been revered and worshipped throughout the ages.
This is Japan's deepest freshwater lake at 423.4m, situated in the eastern part of Akita. This place is said to be the setting of the "Legend of Princess Tatsuko", where a woman came to Lake Tazawa and drank the water while praying for immortality. It is said that she became a dragon and became the ruler of the lake. There is also a statue of princess Tatsuko to commemorate this.