Monday, August 19, 2019

Japan’s 8 Best-Preserved Castle Towns

Original surviving Japanese castles are a rarity. Only a dozen retain their original keeps, though there are many more that lie in ruins or have been reconstructed. Beyond the castles, however, many historic castle...

Summer With A Bang! – Top 3 Fireworks Festivals in Japan 2016

Summertime in Japan isn't complete without watermelons, shaved ice, wind chimes, mosquito coils and last but not least, fireworks of massive proportions! It's a great reason to put on a summer yukata, throng the streets...

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...

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,...

Top 3 Therapeutic Hot Springs in Japan

The practice of visiting hot springs or onsen has long been regarded as beneficial for curing various ailments in Japan. Called toji (湯治 lit. hot water healing) in Japanese, this practice of balneotherapy is...

Ultimate Map of Fall Foliage Destinations in Japan : Akita Prefecture

Japan Map of Fall Foliage Tohoku Akita Akita Prefecture 19 ~ 24 [googlemaps https://www.google.com/maps/d/embed?mid=1L-30yQ0OD2vbap0zFV4xsIYXxgs&z=8&ll=39.5446249,141.3658261&w=700&h=600] 19 Mount Moriyoshi (森吉山) in Kita-Akita A photo posted by @mado.ca on Oct 22, 2015 at 12:58am PDT //platform.instagram.com/en_US/embeds.js [googlemaps https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d48911.59776488849!2d140.4787875989633!3d39.9866671393022!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x5f85519bb5bf37df%3A0xf8a839b3ad9ea778!2sMt.+Moriyoshi!5e0!3m2!1sen!2sjp!4v1475652264673&w=100%&h=100%] First colors: Beginning of October Color...

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Kanto Festival Japan [Kanto Matsuri]

Kanto Matsuri Akita City, Akita Prefecture Aug. 3 - 6 Highlight: see participants balance 50kg lantern poles A chorus of bamboo flutes signals the start of the festival and immediately various groups of men hoist the 12-meter...

Ultimate Map of Fall Foliage Destinations in Japan : Akita Prefecture (2)

Japan Map of Fall Foliage Tohoku Akita 21 Senshu Park (千秋公園) in Akita A photo posted by @syuu_01 on Nov 8, 2015 at 4:45am PST //platform.instagram.com/en_US/embeds.js [googlemaps https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d12275.666830616241!2d140.116066766349!3d39.71905454013004!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x0%3A0x599db4d3ed91e6d5!2sSenshu+Park!5e0!3m2!1sen!2sjp!4v1475652667116&w=100%&h=100%] First colors: End of October Color Peak: Beginning of November Access: 10min...