Akita Japan Preview
Last week, I was invited by Akita Tourism Board and Wendy Tour to discover and promote Akita in Japan. Akita is still unknown and unheard of by many people as it is one of the most unique places in Japan.
Akita is a prefecture (state) of Japan located in the Tohuku region of northern Honshu in the main island of Japan and the capital is the city of Akita.
My journey to Akita starts from Narita to Tokyo and taking a shinkansen (bullet train) from Tokyo Station for a four hours journey before reaching Tazawa station via JR East Pass.
I travelled with a group of travel agents, media and representatives from Akita Tourism Board during my 4 days trip in Akita.
Unlike the other places in Japan, Akita offers a beautiful landscape view of nature as well as the farmlands of Japan.
Instead of the concrete jungle, Akita offers beautiful mountains, traditional Japanese houses, paddy fields, hot springs, myths and legends of the Namahage Gods and also the remains of Samurai residences at Kakunodate.
Thus, Akita is also popular for its pretty girls, quality rice and also the famous Akita dogs. Hachiko is a native Akita dog.
There will be more stories on Akita and my experiences in traditional Japanese homestay as well as visiting onsen (hot springs) in this part of Japan coming soon. Thus, I also visited the Oga Peninsula, which is a prominent feature of the coastline.
For the preview, check out some of the pictures taken during my trip and if you want to know more, please visit our website again in near future.
Thank you Akita Tourism Board for the warm hospitality as well as the host family in Akita. For more info in traveling to Akita and Japan, visit Wendy Tour
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