Welcome to Akita Prefecture

Akita-ken (秋田県) is shaped by the soaring Oū-sanmyaku and Dewa mountain ranges, which have long kept the region isolated. Even today development is divinely sparse. Akita's peaks shelter remote, rustic hot springs that are among the best in the country: paired with neighbouring Lake Tazawa-ko, Nyūtō Onsen is a unique retreat. Civilisation hums along in Akita's fertile valleys, including the prefectural capital of the... Read More

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