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In Akita, on the Sea of Japan coast in the northern Tohoku region, visitors can revel in Japan’s natural beauty. You can climb mountains, look over beautiful lakes and visit coastal towns. Soak in hot springs and experience the Edo era in the preserved samurai town of Kakunodate. Akita is leading the way in eco-industries. Though the region may seem remote to those in Tokyo and Osaka, Akita embraces diversity and welcomes the world. While you are there don’t forget to try the local ‘Kiritanpo-Nabe’ stew made with rice and ‘jizake’ or locally brewed sake (rice wine). If you are visiting in summer, check out the Kanto Matsuri (竿燈まつり “pole lantern festival”) held every year from August 3rd to the 6th.

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Akita Food Guide

Photo Cred: Flickr user yoppy https://www.flickr.com/photos/44124362019@N01/2303950259/Kiritanpo Nabe Want to warm up after spending a day in the ...Read more

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Akita Access Guide

Photo Cred: Flickr user Hyougushi https://www.flickr.com/photos/71481771@N00/3686900111/Plane Akita has an airport, with domestic flights coming i...Read more

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First Time in Akita

Photo Cred: Flickr user Sorasi Photography https://www.flickr.com/photos/85755314@N06/7880328252/Akita Museum of Art The Akita Museum of Art is Ak...Read more

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Top spots

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Senshu Park

Senshu Park in the heart of Akita City, only a short walk west of Akita station, is famous for the Kubota castle remains located in the park's nort...Read more

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Oga Aquarium Gao

Oga Aquarium Gao, located in Oga-shi, is an aquarium with many marine animals and offers interactive events.Read more

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Namahage Museum

A folklore museum in Oga, Akita. The museum can only be reached by car or taxi.Read more

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Akita Kanto Festival

The Kanto festival is one of the most spectacular festivals in Japan, with 12-meter high bamboo poles decorated with 46 lanterns weighing a total o...Read more

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Hachimantai Onsen Village

This hot spring resort town is located on the Akita prefecture side of the volcanic Hachimantai plateau, south of Mount Hachimantai.Read more

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Kawabata-dori Street

Kawabata Street is known for its countless restaurants, pubs and bars, serving specialty dishes and locally brewed sake.Read more

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Akita Akarenga Red Brick Folk Museum

Akita Akarenga Red Brick Folk Museum, located in the former Bank of Akita, displays traditional Akita crafts and works from local printmakers.Read more

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