Japan Listings: Akita

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Tsurunoyu Onsen

Tsurunoyu Onsen sits at the center of a vast green area that surrounds it on all sides. It is a hot-spring spa with four baths of different water composition. It is part of the larger Nyutou Onsenkyou, and the oldest out of the rest. Tsurunoyu was put together in the mid 15th century and was frequently visited by lord Yoshitaka Satake for therapy concerns. 

Unlike some hot-springs...

0 - 1,000 JPY
Lake Tazawa

In Japan, some of the most interesting places are born from legends. Lake Tazawa definitely falls in this category. It's part of the legend of the three lakes of Akita (Lake Tazawa, Lake Towada, and Hachiro Lagoon). Here is the short version:
It is said that Lake Tazawa doesn't freeze over (despite being in the Northern part of Honshu) because every winter the dragon-god lovers, living...


Step off the train and enter the "little Kyoto of the North". It's no surprise why people call it as such! Kakunodate has all the charm of Kyoto, but in a more compact less tourist-ridden package. Don't let that fool you though. There is plenty to do and see in Kakunodate. The most famous sites in the area happen to be the samurai houses.  Only six of the many houses are open to the...

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