Akita

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AKita Lanterns Light Up the Town

AKita Lanterns Light Up the Town

Akita is a large prefecture at the Sea of Japan coast in the northern Tohoku Region. You can see the beautiful evening sun setting into the Sea of Japan. It is one of only a few large cities on the northwest coast of Japan and is an important port and industrial center. Although the city dates back to the eight century, the very little of the old city remains. The city prospered as the capital of the Satake fief around the 17th century. The city and its suburbs are mostly shrouded in green, and the city park with a row of stores and houses along the street is in harmony with nature. The surrounding area is said to grow the best rice and have exceptionally pure water, making its sake some of the best in the country. In the city you can find Senshu-koen Park created from the ruins of Kubota Castle, old temples and shrines, wealthy farmers' residences. There are many places that recall the history of Akita. On the other hand, you can also find more than a few new cultural key assets, such as the Atrion, multi-purpose facilities, and Port Tower Selion, a symbol tower with a height of 143 meters. In the summer, Akita holds its Akita Kanto Festival in which 230 lanterns on poles are carried by the participants. The performance of the festival is absolutely beautiful with the lanterns lighting up the town.

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