"Japan Off The Beaten Path" is a new series on my channel, where I show you more of the unknown areas/prefectures in Japan and encourage you to travel and visit areas other than the common places such as Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka.
In this first episode, we visit and explore around Akita Prefecture in the Tohoku region of northern Honshu, the main island of Japan.
I came here during Autumn(end of October), which is the perfect time to come to see the autumn foliage!
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Things to DO
-Akita Nairiku Line
-Odate Hachiko Statue
・Blue Marine Cafe Boat Rental
-Okuoku Hachikurou Onsen
Things to EAT
-Hokushu Club (Kiritampo-nabe stew)
Signature dish in Akita
-Tonkatsu Kuritai (Katsu-curry-ramen)
Only found in Kosaka(town in Akita)
-Hinai Ya (ate Hinai Jidori chicken Oyakodon)
Many things in Odate use the famous hinai free range chicken so make sure to try it out.
-Hanazen (Tori-meshi Bento)
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As for transportation, it takes 4 hours to get from Tokyo station to Akita station via the Akita Komachi Bullet Train.
It costs around ¥17,000($160 USD) however if you have the JR pass you just have to pay the small fee of the reserved seat on the Shinkansen(all seats are reserved).
Or if you are going up to Hokkaido or coming back down from Hokkaido, you can change at the Shin-Aomori station and take the local JR train down to Odate station.
Going back to Tokyo from Shin-Aomori station is also possible by taking the Hayabusa bullet train. (Around ¥17,000)
Even though Akita is in Japan, each prefecture is so unique in it's own way - I learned so much from this trip and could see a different side of Japan.. I hope to share this kind of Japan more and more with you through my channel :)
and lastly, a big big big thank you to my friends at Akita Inu Tourism for showing me around Akita!!!! Couldn't have done this video without you!
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