Japanese pears are round in appearance and have a crisp, refreshing taste. They are light green in colour with soft, moist flesh that naturally melts in the mouth.
The scenery from the promenade along the valley is a spectacular spot where you can see the clear stream flowing and weaving through the huge rocks of the green valley. Here, you can feel the mystery of nature.
Visitors seated in a kamakura
Play in the snow and spend the night in a traditional home. Take a trip to a hot spring and partake of the local foods between sips of sake. Choose from a wide variety of ways to make your trip unforgettable.
The Gimyo Rice Terraces
The Hoshitoge Rice Terraces of Tokamachi were selected by Tsunagu Japan as the top choice in its list of “30 reasons to go to Japan before you die.”
A TRAIN CROSSES A BRIDGE ON THE AKITA NAIRIKU LINE
Lake Towada is surrounded by exceptionally beautiful foliage in spring and autumn. To see this beautiful unspoiled scenery, take the Akita Nairiku Line through the mountains on a journey into the past.
Near Ishinomaki are remote islands including Kinkasan, one of the three sacred sites of nothern Japan, where the roaming deer are considered messengers of the gods. Another is Tashirojima, colloquially called ‘cat island’ because of the many cats living there.
Genbikei Gorge, a National Monument
The dynamic scenery created by river erosion, such as the scenic and natural monument Genbikei Gorge, offers a wealth of attractions for the traveller.
In winter, there is an ‘Ice Fall Tour’ where the frozen waterfalls are lit up, and various ‘water activities’ are available on Lake Towada.
Lake Towada broke down, and the Oirase Gorge was created. There are 14 waterfalls in the mountain stream that continues for 14km, and about 300 kinds of moss inhabit the area.