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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...

Snow, dogs and uniqueness in North – Tohoku

I’m sure. If I say Akita, you immediately think about the white and orange dog Hachiko. And you think right.  Akita Prefecture is the hometown of this type of dog and of course, Hachi,...
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A short winter trip to Akita – seeing, doing, tasting the best of the...

The snow-covered Akita prefecture in the north of Japan is known for several things, and in February, I headed out there to experience the best it has to offer. Invited by the local Akitainu...
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Tohoku Outdoor Activities

Hachimantai: Hiking Through the Valleys of Hell When you think of areas for hiking and enjoying leisurely strolls, usually places covered with lush green vegetation spring to mind, right? Well, if you are tired of...

Odate, Akita: the home of the Akita Inu breed of dogs, beloved throughout the...

The city of Odate, Akita-ken in northern Japan, is home to the breed of dog known as Akita Inu, beloved throughout the world for their cute, curly tails; pointy triangular ears; and fluffy fur....