Akita Prefecture hides on the east coast of the Tohoku area of Japan. Even though it is still not as popular as many other prefectures in terms of tourism, it is rich in nature and unique traditions. And here are 15 reasons for you to come to Akita and enjoy its atmosphere!
Sunsets alone along the Sea of Japan, or Nihonkai as it’s called in Japanese, make getting there well worth the effort, and the cycling and camping it offers make it more than well worth it.
As a person who loves Japanese rail and appreciates natural landscapes, I decided that I should definitely ride Akita Nairiku Jukan Railway right after I found out about it and saw amazing pictures and videos taken from its trains.
Every February around the Lunar New Year there are three free winter festivals in Akita prefecture that will make you want to brave the cold for a chance to experience these unique Japanese traditions.
Mt. Eboshi was one of the most beautiful and also easiest hikes I have ever done. I would recommend it to anyone who loves the outdoors. With amazing scenery and extraordinary foliage as an added bonus, this was an autumn experience one could only get in Japan.
Akita is located in the north western quadrant of Honshu Island’s northernmost region, Tohoku. Whilst it is discernibly colder than Tokyo, Akita is nowhere near as chilly in winter as Hokkaido, and summers can still produce scorching temperatures well into the 30s.
Here are some of the best spots in Kakunodate, Semboku City, which is also referred to as the little Kyoto in Michinoku area.
Akita prefecture is located in northeast Japan alongside the Japan Sea,
known for its unique peninsula shaped like a nose.
The "Akita Kanto Festival " hosted in Akita prefecture is one of the three biggest festivals in the northeast region of Japan
and is also known as the festival of glittering rice plants in the night sky.
Visit Akita for Japan's largest fireworks festival "Omagari National Firework Competition Festival"!
On Saturday of the fourth week of August each year, the most famous and largest firework festival will take place in Daisen city, Akita, a part of Tohoku region (scheduled on August 23 for this year). At our fireworks festival, those participating fireworks masters are to shoot their own masterpieces in the air. There is no other fireworks festivals that are granted to call themselves as "Fireworks Competition Festival" except for our "Omagari National Fireworks Competition Festival". Every year, the sky is filled with the passion of those fireworks masters and their beautiful fireworks that gather nationwide. It has attracted over 0.8 million sightseers in 2010. Each year, emerge in […]