Goshogake Onsen is located on the slopes of Mount Hachimantai in Akita prefecture, at Towada-Hachimantai National Park. Goshogake Onsen is a simple ryokan with an onsen open to all, guest or not. What is by far the most interesting around Goshogake Onsen is the shear beauty of the […]

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Having been a port since the medieval times, Shukunegi went through a prosperous 17th century brought about by the Sado Kinzan Gold Mine. It was developed as a kitamaebune (a famous shipping route from the Edo period) port of call for the merchant shipping industry. [...]

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Also known as the Amasagi Village Amasagimura (Akita), is a small yet extremely interesting museum. A collection of old farmhouses and samurai residences from the area have been moved from their original location and preserved in Amasagimura. [...]

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Throughout the Edo period, Kubota Castle, located in the prefecture of Akita (northern Japan), was home to the Satake clan, daimyo of Kubota Domain, rulers of northern Dewa Province. Reassigned to Dewa Province from the clan's ancestral territories by Tokugawa Ieyasu in 1602, Satake Yoshinobu immediately started the construction […]

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Located in the mountainside of Akita and in the famous Nyuto Onsen area, a conglomerate of several hot springs resorts, Kuroyo Onsen is a magnificent Onsen resort that was first established during Edo period. Whether you are staying for the night or just want to spend there a few hours […]

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Goshado, the central hall of Akagami Shrine, is thought to have been built around 1710. The shrine is composed of a total of five structures.  The main structure in the middle enshrines Akagami. As such it is one of the rarest sites associated with the ancient Akagami Gongen worship. [...]

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