When the story of Hachi was made into a Hollywood movie starring Richard Gere, the Akita dog breed became famous almost overnight. Remembered for his unwavering loyalty, you can visit Shibuya Station to see the bronze Hachiko statue or even travel to his hometown in Odate City, Akita Prefecture to learn more about him. The city, along with the surrounding areas of Kosaka, Kitaakita and Kamikoani, offers picturesque scenery and tons of mouth-watering delicacies to be enjoyed.
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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.
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.
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 soak your stress and pains away.
Extraordinary gastronomic experiences and souvenirs from Akita’s Odate and Ani-Moriyoshi will enrich your journey and make the voyage a memorable one.
Learn about the activities, scenery, history, culture and events that can only be found in Akita. A one-stop site for Akita travel information and hotel bookings!
Features fun introductory videos and regular updates about events and activities like the Mt.Moriyoshi “Snow Monsters” and Akita Dog Meet & Greet.
MOFUU’S AREA RECOMMENDATIONS!
Mofuu is a hard working Akita dog who is here to help you discover the charms of Akita. His favourite jumper translates all his travel advice to human language. Let him show you his favourite spots!
Pet and play with virtual Akita dogs on this uniques travel website. Pet the dogs on this website and watch them react! There are dogs on the main page that change randomly.
Check out the recommended itineraries, area introduction video, and explore what else the area has to offer.