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A Hidden Paradise for Manga Lovers in Akita: Yokote Masuda Manga Museum!

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 Yokote Masuda Manga Museum. A Hidden…

5 Amazing Winter Snow Festivals to Experience in Northern Tohoku!

Whenever the topic of Japanese festivals (matsuri 祭り) is brought up, the season which usually comes to mind first would be summer when many gather in their yukatas and clogs to visit food stalls selling various delicacies and game stalls offering entertainment for people of all ages. The festivals usually end with fireworks illuminating the…

Visit Majestic Igloos at Yokote Kamakura Festival in Akita

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.   There are also noticeable traditional snow houses which you…