Our Snow season begins in December and ends in March or April. The mountains and rice paddies are covered with thick snow. Despite the coldness, there are many things to warm you up in Akita Prefecture: hot springs, food, and people.
Hana Tour, a Korean Travel Agency, has just released a promotion video about Akita Prefecture! The video captures the essence of the beauty of Akita winter. In the video, two girls visit Tsurunoyu Hot Spring in Nyuto Hot Spring area and many other places in Yokote City and Oga City. Other Tazawako locations include Plaza Hotel Sanrouso's Kosoburo ("Enzyme Bath"), Komagatake Kanko Hotel, and IRIS Museum at JR Tazawako Station.
This week in February is a busy week for all of us in Semboku City. We have many traditional snow festivals such as Nishiki's Kamifusen (Giant Paper Lanterns) Festival and Kakunodate's Hiburikamakura Fesitival (Fire-Swinging) Festival. In Tazawako, from today till Sunday ,we will have a snow festival at Tazawako Ski Area in Tazawako Plateau.
If you are fond of such winter scenery, we hope you make it before the snow is gone in early April!