Senshu Park – An Unusual Castle Park in Akita City


Just minutes away from JR Akita Station, the Senshu Park isn’t just another park that you can find in Japan. In the park, you will find a castle, a tea ceremony tea house, three shrines, a museum, an art gallery, and even a library! What is even more awesome is the castle has been recognised as one of the best 100 castles in Japan and the cherry blossom scenery in the park is also one of the top 100 cherry blossom spots in the country!

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Akita City – Where to Go and What to Do around Akita Station


Akita Prefecture (秋田県) is one of the six prefectures in Northeastern Japan. It is heaven for those who enjoy nature, with lush mountain landscapes and pristine beaches. The prefecture has abundant natural resources including a couple of national parks and a long coastline.

But let’s talk about Akita City (秋田市) first. Whether you are only stopping by for a short break before you move onto other parts of Japan, or are using the city as a base for several day trips to other parts of the prefecture, there are some attractions around JR Akita Station (秋田駅) that you might not want to miss out on!

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