AKITA

AKITA

Kakunodate is a quiet town in Akita Prefecture which used to be a stronghold for samurais and is famous for its refined and elegant atmosphere. It is not only popular for samurai traditions but also for its abundant weeping cherry trees (shidarezakura). Let's take a closer look at the...

Bijin means beautiful women in Japanese and it is believed that there are many bijins in Akita. So because of this, the word Akita bijin usually comes to mind when Japanese people think of Akita and here's why. Why are Akita women considered bijin? japan-guide.com/ More than other prefectures, Akita...

Akita prefecture is very famous for its landscapes, seascapes, hot springs, and cultural and historical feats such as the Kamakura Festival and the well-maintained vintage backdrops along samurai districts. However, there is one hidden paradise in Akita that was established about twenty years ago for manga enthusiasts - the...

Lake Tazawa is known to not freeze in the dead of winter! Famous at this lake is also the golden statue of Tatsuko Hime which was erected in 1968. The lake and statue have been featured in IRIS, which is a South Korean action and spy drama. Read on...

In the deep mountains of the Tazawa Kogen plateau in Akita Prefecture, lie a collection of onsen ryokans (Japanese-style hotels) known as "Nyuto Onsen." It is simply the perfect place to enjoy the forest scenery while socialising and enjoying traditional Japanese meals. Plus, you get to relax in the...

Have you ever seen a "bonden" before? It is a 10-foot tall bamboo figure often relating to the animal of the year. It is considered to be a sacred wand which marks the descending of the gods into the human world. You can see a lot of this during...

Akita Prefecture is located in the Tohoku region of Japan. It is rectangular in shape and, like much of northern Japan, has very cold winters, particularly away from the sea. During winter, everything is covered with pure white snow and the air is very clear. zekkeijapan.com/ There are also noticeable...

Many people know of the samurai, the nobility of the military in medieval Japan. Lots of people find themselves fascinated with these icons of the Japanese past. Today, you can still experience a bit of this rich past. bugfox.net/ The history of Samurai galleryhip.com/ Originally, samurai were known as bushi or buke....

Have you ever heard of Akita Prefecture? travel.biglobe.ne.jp/ Akita prefecture lies in northern Japan. Akita prefecture's foods seagreen.co.jp/ Akita prefecture's rice is very famous in all of Japan, rice brand name is "Akita komachi". "Akita komachi" is considered to be a top rice brand in Japan. You can buy "Akitakomachi" at supermarkets or at...

Are you an avid mountain climber or someone looking for a fun challenge? Looking for a good day climb up a beautiful mountain side? Look no further than Mt. Chokai, also known as the "Fujisan of Tohoku" due to its symmetrical shape when viewed from Akita. Mt. Chokai is...

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