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In cooperation with major electronics retailer, Yamada Denki, we've used this media to keep you in the loop with the latest info on events and must-see spots. With Yamada Denki’s highly affordable prepaid YAMADA SIM card, you can share your experiences in Japan with friends and family back home by uploading your photos to your SNS as you take them. This time, we’d like to urge you to visit one of the following popular autumn leaves viewing spots. Viewing season begins in October, so you have plenty of time to plan ahead!

While autumn leaves can undoubtedly be seen all throughout the country, nowhere is quite as famous as the Tohoku region. Tohoku is made up of the northernmost six prefectures of Honshu: Aomori, Iwate, Miyagi, Akita, Yamagata, and Fukushima. In Japanese, “tohoku” means north-east, and just as the name suggests, it is to the north-east in relation to the capital, Tokyo. Check out the JR EAST PASS (for details, see our previous article) to travel economically from Tokyo to the Tohoku region by Shinkansen.

Recommended Spot #1: Mount Hakkoda (Aomori Prefecture)

Tohoku's most popular spot for viewing autumn leaves. Looking down on the scenery from a cable car is sure to take your breath away!

Viewing period:Early to mid-October
Address:Kansuizawa, Arakawa, Aomori City, Aomori
Access:By JR bus heading for Lake Towada from JR Aomori Station

Recommended Spot #2: Hachimantai (Iwate Prefecture)

Enjoy a view of red and yellow autumn leaves so exquisite it's hard to believe it isn't a painting.

Viewing period:Mid-October to early November
Address:Matsuoyoriki, Hachimantai City, Iwate
Access:90 minutes by Northern Iwate Transportation bus from JR Morioka Station

Recommended Spot #3: Naruko Gorge (Miyagi Prefecture)

Enjoy the stunning view of the 100 m deep gorge, which was carved by the Otani River, colored red and yellow with autumn leaves. You can pop by the Naruko hot springs to relax afterwards, too!

Viewing period:Late October to early November
Address:Naruko Onsen, Osaki City, Miyagi
Access:5 mins by car from either JR Naruko-Onsen Station or JR Nakayamadaira-Onsen Station

In conclusion, we'd like to provide you with details on the YAMADA SIM card. With this affordable prepaid SIM card in hand, you'll be able to upload your fireworks photos right away!

We recommend the low-cost YAMADA SIM card especially designed for price-sensitive travelers who want Internet access throughout their stay in Japan. This card is offered by major electronic retailer "Yamada Denki". Fast data connectivity is available simply by inserting this exclusive SIM card into compatible devices. (Customers are advised that even though Internet accessible areas are available through Japan's largest communication providers, coverage in tourist spots are subject to the network ranges available).

There are different types of plans based on the duration of their usage, with the 7-day plan (1,800 yen before tax), 15-day plan (2,800 yen before tax) and the 30-day plan (3,500 yen before tax). For each plan, high-speed data is available at a maximum speed of 225Mbps, up to 200MB per day(*).

* If the amount of high-speed data used in a single day exceeds 200MB, the data speed will be restricted to 200Kbps until 23:59 of that day. This restriction will be released on the following day.

These SIM cards can be purchased at the LABI1 Japan Flagship Store Ikebukuro and Ikebukuro Mobile Dream Building as well as in YAMADA Denki stores nationwide.

【YAMADA Denki LABI1 Japan Flagship Store Ikebukuro】

Address:1-5-7 Higashi Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo(JR Ikebukuro Station, across from East exit)

【YAMADA Denki Ikebukuro Mobile Dream Building】

Address:1-41-1 Higashi Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo (JR Ikebukuro Station, immediate left from East exit)

Enjoy fireworks spot more with an Internet connection!