"Akita, northern Honsu" Akita by LeDragon

Akita Travel Guide: 29 reviews and 42 photos

Lost in the north...

When i realised I would be in Japan for one of their 2 holiday week, I knew I should reserve rooms. So I tought that after having been in the Kyoto / Osaka area and Kyushu, I should check to the north. I renounced Hokkaido for lack of time and tried Akita for the easy acces with the Shinkansen link and the hope to visit the Akita Komaga-Take... Forgetting it was too early in spring. But I enjoyed the area, Tawaza-Ko and to see Daishowa, a business who used to have a mill in Quebec city where we were selling logs ;-)

The Kanto, Akita's festival

I didn't have the chance to see any festival in Japan. But I did visit a museum in Akita where they were displaying "kantos", long poles ( 30 feet and more ) with paper lamps on it. They put them on their forehead or hold them with one hand... I was clearly not very gifted ;-)

  • Last visit to Akita: May 2004
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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