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Our Lady of Akita Catholic Church

Seitai Hoshikai in Japanese means the Institute of the Handmaids of the Holy Eucharist. It is a community of nuns living a life of dedication in a convent, located in a semi- rural area 8km north east from Akita City. It is accessible from JR Akita Railway Station or the cruise port terminal by bus or taxi.

Ohara Village

Retrace the steps of a forgotten princess in this sublime mountainside village just 40 mins north of Kyoto

Wazuka - Japanese Tea Town

Wazuka is a traditional Japanese tea town, with picturesque scenery and mind-clearing, heart-warming Japanese tea. Its tea industry dates back more than 800 years with 300 families making tea today. There is a teatopia festival each November, and it makes a great day trip from Kyoto or Nara. Why not try its tea flavoured soba.