All Aboard for a Tour de Force of Culture and Natural Beauty

Experience all the wonders of unspoilt Akita on a single trip

Japan offers a wealth of stunning natural vistas and historical sites, but rarely is it this convenient to take in so many wonders without leaving the comfort of your train. Hop aboard the Akita Nairiku Line for a 2-hour tour of the untouched Japanese countryside.

Your journey begins in the historic samurai town of Kakunodate, just 3 hours by bullet train from Tokyo. From there, you’ll proceed just under 100 kilometers northbound through rustic villages and rice fields, negotiating deep valleys and verdant forests en route to your final destination of Takanosu in Kita-Akita, home to the beautiful Mount Moriyoshi and Japan’s traditional “matagi” hunter culture.
Looking to stop along the way for more adventure and fun? Ani-Maeda Station features a hot spring bath and nearby ski resorts offering sublime powder snow.
From flowers in the spring to fireworks and festivals in summer, foliage in autumn and stunning snowscapes in the winter, it’s a hidden gem worth visiting in any season.

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