About Akita

Akita is located along the coast of the Sea of Japan, bringing in fresh seafood such as the famous hatahata fish. Not only that, Akita’s Komachi rice and the high quality sake brewed from it draws many people to the northern city in Tohoku. Other famous Akita foods include kiritanpo, Inaniwan udon, and Yokote yakisoba, making it a food haven not to be missed. If you visit during winter, men dressed as traditional namahage ogres might greet you in the city.

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JAL Japan Explorer Pass for Tourists

Japan Airlines (JAL) is offering budget friendly tourist fares to over 30 cities across Japan through their ‘JAL Japan Explorer Pass’. The fares provide great opportunities to explore Japan faster and at a cheaper price than via Shinkansen (bullet train). The one-way economy class fare to Akita is only at 5,400 yen.

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