Updated: September 08, 2016
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5 Things To Do In Akita, Japan

Akita prefecture has its own unique traditional culture, and here are 5 things do in Akita.

1. Visit Senshu Park 千秋公園

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Senshu park is beautiful especially in spring with 800 cherry blossom trees. A replicated Kubota Castle is situated in the park.

2. Visit Kakunodate Samurai District

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In Kakunodate, there are samurai manor houses that are well preserved and are the best place to learn about the life of samurai and his family. Aoyagi House is one of the best samurai houses amongst others.

3. Visit Lake Tazawa 田沢湖

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Lake Tazawa is known as the deepest lake in Japan. You can visit the lake in any season you want since the lake never freezes no matter how cold it is. However, the summertime may be the best to relax with the scenery and atmosphere.

4. Learn About Namahage

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What’s Namahage? If you don’t know what it is, you definitely should learn about the Japan’s famous folklore at the Namahage museum. Please be careful when you take your child with you.

5. Visit Dakigaeri Gorge 抱返り渓谷

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The gorge is one of the most beautiful valleys in Japan. The river water is cobalt blue, and the air is refreshing. With its beautiful color of the river as well as deep forests, you can fully relax from the bottom of your heart.
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