Oga Peninsula

The Oga Peninsula is a peninsula that is located in Akita and juts out into the Japan Sea. The area offers more than just the axe-shaped peninsula. The Oga Peninsula is also connected with the legend of the namahage which is a folk tradition held every year on December 31st.   The Namahage Festival This […]


NyutoOnsen consists of a collection of seven onsens ryokan. The area spans across a vast spaceand each of the resorts that form part of the NyutoOnsen has its own hot springs baths with their own spring sources. These hot springs are natural and set in the most beautiful, natural, and rustic settings possible. Some of […]

Hachimantai Hot Springs

The Hachimantai hot springs are located in northern Akita and Iwate Prefectures. It is a mountainous region that is far removed from the cities and traffic. You will find the peace and quiet a true escape from everyday life. It is the perfect spot for a holiday. It is the best place to calm and […]


Shirakami-Sanchi means white god mountain area and is located in northern Honshu in Japan. It straddles the Akita and Aomori Prefectures and was one of the first places in Japan to be declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This mountain range and area is well-known for its Siebold’s beech tree forest.   Access and Preservation […]

Senshu Park

Senshu Park is located in Akita City in Japan. The most noted draw of Senshu Park is the remains of Kubota Castle. This castle was built by the Satake family who had to relocate to Akita City from Hitachi. The city and the park are both beautiful and draw many tourists every year. The city […]

Aoyagi Samurai Manor Museam

The Aoyagi Samurai Manor Museum is located in Kakunodate in Akita, Japan. It is an area where you can find beautiful houses, galleries, and gardens from the actual Samurai era. The samurai district of Kakunodate offers some of the best and authentic examples of samurai life, architecture, and weapons. Some families still live in the […]