Tohoku is a region in northeastern Japan, spanning the main island of Honshu from the Pacific Ocean to the Sea of Japan. It is an area of wild mountains, pine forests, and rocky coastlines. Tohoku offers visitors a wealth of cultural and culinary delights, as well as outdoor adventures in stunning scenery. This set of pictures was shot on assignment for National Geographic Traveller (UK) and the East Japan Railway Company. The photographer journeyed by rail across Tohoku over five days, documenting the faces and places of one of Japan's best-kept secrets.
Ben Weller is a commercial and editorial photographer based in Nagoya, Japan. His work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Think:Act, Lufthansa Exclusive, and numerous other publications.