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Akita Prefecture

Among Akita’s main attractions are its natural beauty of Mountains and the Sea, Hot Springs (Onsens) and the town of Kakunodate, which preserves one of Japan’s most interesting Samurai districts, and is also known as the little Kyoto. Near Lake Tazawa , there are a number of Hot Spring resorts, popular with tourists from all over Japan. In addition, its numerous seasonal Festivals (Matsuri) offer a glimpse of rural or traditional Japan.