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20 Fun Things to Do in Akita Prefecture! Recommended Sightseeing, Local Foods, and Souvenirs

Surrounding Areas Of Akita Other Sightseeing

Akita Prefecture, located on the northern tip of Japan's main island, has many natural sightseeing attractions! Among the cool things to do in Akita are soaking in hot springs and seeing the cherry blossom trees in the mountains, which can add an element of serenity to your trip. Here are 20 points of interest to make your trip to Akita more fulfilling. Check out our basic info on popular local foods, recommended souvenirs, and transportation. Main image: Shawn.ccf / Shutterstock.com

JR EAST Welcome Rail Pass 2020: Score Unlimited Shinkansen Rides in the JR East Region for 3 Days!

Sendai And Matsushima Other Sightseeing

On October 16, 2020, the East Japan Railway Company, also known as JR East released the time-limited "JR East Welcome Rail Pass 2020" specially for foreigners - including foreigners residing in Japan - holding a non-Japanese passport. This incredible pass allows for unlimited rides for three consecutive days on trains under the jurisdiction of JR East. Yes, that means the Shinkansen bullet trains or other special express trains as well!

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