Tohoku, Japan ~ Akita Prefecture & Things To Do

Updated 27 Oct 2021 3.30pm ~Receipt of lucky draw gift ๐Ÿ˜€

Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป has been invited by Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต National Tourism Organization (JNTO) Tohoku Online Seminar Secretariat to attend a series of its 6 online seminars ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป about the Tohoku areas listed below,

  • Akita ็ง‹็”ฐ็œŒ
  • Miyagi
  • Iwate
  • Aomori
  • Fukushima
  • Yamagata

These online seminars ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป are being held with aims to promoting & endorsing Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Tourism in Tohoku region, also to providing the latest information from local municipalities, Tourism Federation & Malaysian presenters who are familiar with the mentioned areas ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป Tohoku region in Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต is well known with its nature beauty as shown in this video via ๐ŸŒ https://www.facebook.com/Visit.My.Japan/videos/905564299594438/

She really enjoyed the 1st session @ 14 Oct & would like to share some of the important information she has learnt about Akita Prefecture here

Ohh ya…She has won a lucky draw gift ๐ŸŽ ~ Premium Kitaha Japanese tea ๐Ÿต , special thank you ya ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

The online seminar kick started with the updates of Covid 19 status , safety measurements (In multi languages) at shops/ restaurants & new ๐Ÿ†• normal travel in Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต The Japanese people already resumed their life & some places can observe the crowds. More updated details from time to time via ๐ŸŒ https://www.japan.travel/en/practical-coronavirus-information/ , then followed by interesting travel & living experiences in Akita by various presenters ie. Mr. Makito Kochihira, Ms. Cheesie etc.

Things To Do @ Akita Prefecture ็ง‹็”ฐ็œŒ ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐ŸŽ’โœˆ๏ธ

Akita Prefecture is often known as โ€˜Bi no Kuni (The Country of Beauty), yes โœ…, naturally the essential Japanese food & cultural experiences. Its visitors can enjoy a variety of leisure experiences in the mountains ๐Ÿ” , sea ๐ŸŒŠ & lakes throughout all 4 seasons throughout a year ๐Ÿ˜

Don’t you remember the famous movie ~ Hachi: A Dogโ€™s Tale ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿฆด that has touched most of us with its loyalty, love & friendship between the dog & man for generationsโ“โ‰๏ธ

Yes โœ…, Odate city, Akita is its hometown , so do dropping by Akita Dog Visitors Center, next door to Odate train station during your trip to visit them ya ๐Ÿ˜

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Mr. Makito Kochihira ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ (Local guide)โ€™s live sharing during this session has explained about the autumn season, rice ๐ŸŒพ fields , wearing boot ๐Ÿฅพ & gloves ๐Ÿงค to enjoy the blue sky with 20 degree chilling morning & night, then watching the mountains turn red. During winter โ„๏ธ, Akita will snow heavily ie. 3 meter snow. All can experience all 4 seasonal weather here. Abundance of foods eg. rice ๐Ÿš, fruits ๐ŸŒฝ, vegetables ๐Ÿฅฌetc. to enjoy, while winter time to enjoy the pickles. He has shared that the people here, mainly are farmers ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐ŸŒพ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐ŸŒพ They will bring vegetables & distribute when big harvest time. He loves the heart warming & friendly local people lifestyle in Akita ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’•

Only at Akita Prefecture, the visitors get to enjoy the unique flavour & texture of the luxury food junsai (watershield) by maneuvering a small boat ๐Ÿšฃโ€โ™‚๏ธ , then carefully picking junsai one by one

Tambo art uses rice paddy ๐ŸŒพ as a canvas to paint giant picture with different coloured rice ๐ŸŒพ plants. If you’re on the the Akita Nairiku Junkan Railway, you will pass by & enjoy the beautiful views of Tambo art ๐Ÿ˜

Also must experience the farm stay that she has learnt from Ms Cheesie sharing

There are numerous well known places to enjoy a walk to gain a mother nature hiking ๐Ÿฅพ experience in Akita with its expanses of natural beauty, especially the huge, strangely shaped Japanese beech tree, the Agariko Daiou, in Shishigahama wetland

Mt. Moriyoshi Gondola ๐Ÿ” is known as one of the hundred best mountains for wild flowers ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ & also its snow-covered tree ๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŒณ scenery during the winter โ„๏ธ season

Winter โ„๏ธ sports are popular in Akita with a large number of ski ๐ŸŽฟ resorts & courses, including Tazawako Ski Resort & Mt. Moriyoshi Ani Ski Resort. Do check out this recorded live video by Visit Akita ใ€Fun from Home- Live Streaming from Akita Prefectureใ€‘via ๐ŸŒ https://www.facebook.com/599813696836168/posts/1846775732139952/

The Hydrangeas of Unsho-ji Temple โ›ฉ has gained popularity as a beautiful, picturesque spot to visit at least once in Oga during early summer. Also famously known as the โ€œblue heavenโ€, yes, this temple is a home to more than 1.2K hydrangeas ๐Ÿ’™ This flower represents gratitude, grace & beauty, also further symbolize unity & togetherness

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Lake Tazawa is the deepest lake in Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต with a depth of 423.4m. The beautiful blueness ๐Ÿ’™ & peaceful views to appreciate

Not to miss the Kakunodate Bukeyashiki ่ง’้คจ็”บ Street, a well known sightseeing spot with townscape to giving all visitors a real sense of the Edo era & to tr y on a kimono ๐Ÿ‘˜ & ride on rickshaws ๐Ÿ›บ . It used to attract 2 millions visitors annually

It’s 1 of the famous spot for Sakura Festival, do check out this video clip with beautiful cherry blossom captured via ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŒ https://fb.watch/8QJ8GCLPTn/

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Ohh ya…There are 7 hot springs โ™จ๏ธ in this Akita Prefecture, each of them has different histories, appearances & spring types ie. Nyuto Onsen ไนณ้ ญๆธฉๆณ‰

Do check out this video captured about this onsen during winter โ„๏ธ via ๐ŸŒhttps://fb.watch/8QEDpdy3cU/

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After attended this 1st session & read more about Akita while writing this sharing, SiennyLovesDrawing really looking forward to visit Akita Prefecture soon. Moreover, she loves to travel with train ๐Ÿš‚, so definitely would like to travel with Akita Nairiku Line, 1 of the local lines in the Tohoku region which runs from Takanosu Station in Kitaakita, Akita Prefecture to Kakunodate Station in Semboku. It runs north-south inland & measures 100km in length

During winter season, the deep snowy scenery can be seen from the train window, while rice ๐ŸŒพharvest season, can enjoy the Tambo art as shared above. Clearly view the bright red iron bridge “Omatagawa Bridge ๐ŸŒ‰ that can be seen between Kayakusa Station & Okashinai Station. Do check out more about this train line in these 3 videos via
๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŒ https://fb.watch/8QJhKN43Bq/
๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŒ https://fb.watch/8QEZS0PLzJ/
๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŒ https://fb.watch/8QFBQbMvvq/

Yes โœ…, she ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป will definitely wanna a train ๐Ÿš‚ ride when she is there to appreciate the nostalgic, indelible scenes of Akita, Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ—พ including the tranquil rural landscapes

You may check out more details received from this 1st session on Akita via ๐ŸŒ https://siennylovesdrawing.medium.com/japan-national-tourism-organization-jnto-tohoku-online-seminar-akita-prefecture-%E7%A7%8B%E7%94%B0%E7%9C%8C-cd3f471a86dd

Do stay tuned for her next sharing on 2nd session @ 18 Nov about the Miyagi Perfecture, she just can’t wait to it ๐Ÿ˜

Website ๐ŸŒ : https://www.japan.travel/en/destinations/tohoku/akita/ & https://stayakita.com/

Ohh ya…For travel convenience, you may check out Tocoo! ~ The Japan’s ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ตLeading Rental Car Reservation Site for your car rental booking service with hundreds of their outlets throughout Japan of various car rental brands during your trips via ๐ŸŒ https://www2.tocoo.jp/en/?asp_id=1679&utm_source=1679&utm_medium=affiliate

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44 thoughts on “Tohoku, Japan ~ Akita Prefecture & Things To Do

  1. I can’t wait to go back to Japan. I’ve explored a few cities and I planned to tick more last 2019 but was halted due to the pandemic. I heard it’s open again, I’ll be sure to add Tohoku to my list. Seems like a lot of fun.

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    1. Ohh yes โœ…, I’m totally agreeing with you, now that I have learnt much more about each of the Prefectures in Tohoku, I really wish I can be at these destinations one day after listening to the online seminars, own researching & reading more about them โค๏ธโค๏ธ๐ŸŽ’๐Ÿงณ

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  2. As someone who spent part of her schooling in Japan, this post brought back so many happy memories. Japan, on the whole, is an extremely beautiful country with such wonderful nature to explore everywhere. How fabulous this trip was able to be organised to promote Akita prefecture as yet another lovely region. The Akita dogs are so cute as well!

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  3. Japan has always been on the top list of places to Iโ€™d like to visit, Iโ€™m dreaming with your post, so thanks for sharing. There is so much to explore that I donโ€™t know where to start lol โ€“ Paolo

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    1. Totally agreeing with you, I have been to Osaka , Japan ๐Ÿ—พ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต years ago, wishing to explore each of the 6 Prefecture in Tohoku region , Japan ๐Ÿ—พ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต in the near future too ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—

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