Get ready to gain weight when you’re in Akita Prefecture (秋田県, Akita-ken), where you can find delicious dishes galore.
Its prime location adjacent to the Sea of Japan means great seafood (most notably the hata hata fish), while Akita is also known for its Akita Komachi brand of rice and the high quality sake brewed from it. Other famous Akita foods include kiritanpo, Inaniwa udon noodles, and the Yokote yakisoba.
When you’re not eating, try visiting the Shirakami Mountains, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, or relax at the Nyuto Hot Springs. Akita is also the host of the All Japan Fireworks Competition, held annually on the fourth Saturday of August. If you’re visiting in the winter, watch out for men dressed as traditional namahage ogres!
The Kanto Matsuri is also known as the pole lantern festival. It is a Tanabata related celebration in Akita City held annually from..
Kiritanpo is one of the signature dishes of Akita, best enjoyed at the restaurant with its name sake, Akita Kiritanpoya.
Akita is famous for its great food. In Kawabata Dori you will find anything you want to satisfy your culinary desires.
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At the Akita International Dahlia Garden, visitors can appreciate an incredible 7000 dahlias in numerous varieties.
Rose fan? The annual Odate Rose Festival takes place at the Ishida Rose Garden in Akita, and the event showcases around 500 different..
Japan's very first World Natural Heritage Site was Akita Prefecture's epic and dramatic Shirakami mountains and forests..
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