Monday, November 18, 2019

How to Enjoy a Weekend in Japan. Tokamachi, Niigata.

When I first think of Niigata, I imagine trekking snow-covered mountains, skiing  slopes sipping sake. However, Niigata is so much more than just a winter destination. The small city of Tokamachi, internationally famous for...

Go on a nature adventure in Niigata

Niigata is blessed with an abundance of natural beauty, such as enduring mountain ranges and the longest river in Japan— the Shinano River. While nature lovers can have a blast exploring out-of-town spots, sports...

Travel through the nostalgic ambience

Niigata Prefecture, Japan’s top producer of rice, is often characterized by stretches of terraced fields and rustic countryside scenery. Nevertheless, the old street of Niigata is also worth visiting for its amazingly nostalgic atmosphere...

A bite of Niigata

The secret to Niigata’s rice—especially the famous rice variety Koshihikari—lies in melted snow and run-off water which contain an abundance of nutrients and minerals. The area is also known for producing prestigious sake and...

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Homeland of the Akita Dog:Get to Know Akita Dogs

In 1931, the Akita dog, a breed native to northern Japan was designated a natural monument by the Japanese government. Best known for its loyalty, obedience and intelligence, this breed of hunting dogs are...

Homeland of the Akita Dog:Food & [Souvenirs] Omiyage

Extraordinary gastronomic experiences and souvenirs from Akita’s Odate and Ani-Moriyoshi will enrich your journey and make the voyage a memorable one. 比内地鶏料理 EXCEPTIONAL HINAIJIDORI CHICKEN CUISINE You can get this in restaurants across Akita Prefecture. Hinaijidori chicken, a...

Homeland of the Akita Dog:Relax Your Mind & Body

Odate and the Ani-Moriyoshi area are packed with hot spring destinations that not many people know about. These hot spring, formerly frequented by mountain samurai, or matagi in Japanese, are the best way to...

Homeland of the Akita Dog:Joyous and Unforgettable Travel Experiences

Cast yourself into the authentic Japanese culture and way of life by engaging in outdoor activities, and explore the amazing charm of Akita through various experiences and exchanges. 大館・小坂鉄道レールバイク CYCLE AWAY ON ODATE-KOSAKA RAILBIKE Years ago, the...

Homeland of the Akita Dog:Spectacular Scenery to Ensnare Your Senses

From the breathtaking views of Lake Towada to the secret attractions found inland, Akita’s natural scenery is unrivaled and resembles a picture from a postcard. 田んぼアート・「阿仁合」駅SEE CAPTIVATING RICE PADDY ART​ Better known as the gateway to...