By Weekender Editor. A group of Akita locals are looking to share the centuries-old appeal of this onsen city with a new generation. Even a brief visit will make it clear why it has been attracting visitors, and legends, for centuries. For example, one story finds the legendary warrior Minamoto no Yoshitsune and his troops traveling though this deeply northern region—which was once known as the Mutsu, or Michinoku Province—during the Gosannen War, in the late 11th century.
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Kitaakita area. Matagi no Yu Hot Springs. Utto Onsen sits at the base of Mt. Moriyoshi in Ani Village, an area famous for the local Matagi hunter culture. The onsen is popular as both a day trip destination and a place to stay the night while enjoying the hot spring and local food. The all natural hot spring is fed directly from the source.
The fifth taste, known as umami , was discovered by a Japanese man. One of the sources of this umami , fermentation, has been part of the Japanese diet since ancient times as a clever means of preserving food for long periods. Blessed with good crop harvests through the ages, Akita prefecture has a particularly wide range of fermented foods designed to preserve the surplus over the cold winter. In addition to foods such as miso, soy sauce, natto fermented soybeans , and sake that are eaten throughout Japan, there are many regional dishes that are only found in Akita.
Thu, Jan 21 - Fri, Jan 22 1. A lodge set in a historic castle town, sometimes referred to as a "little Kyoto". Can be found in a convenient location, on the Akita Shinkansen line.