Unspoilt, lightly populated and unhurried Akita Prefecture is located on northern Honshu, Japan's main island. Facing the Sea of Japan, Akita features spectacular coastal scenery, rugged topography and a rigorous winter climate with frequent heavy snow and deep drifts - perfect for superb skiing and snowboarding. A natural wonderland whose beauty is enhanced by the winter snow, the prefecture's scenic landscapes and many national parks are a perfect match for travellers on cheap holidays to Akita.
Towada-Hachimantai National Park offers the spectacular Lake Towada, alpine plants and abundant hot springs - make sure to check them out on your cheap holiday packages to Akita, Japan. Oga Quasi-National Park boasts breathtaking coastlines along the Sea of Japan, with rocks carved out by the waves. The sacred Mt. Chokai is located in Chokai Quasi-National Park, between Akita and Yamagata Prefectures. And that's not all: Akita has eight other Prefectural parks, including legendary Lake Tazawa and Mt. Moriyoshi. The world's largest virgin beech tree forest grows in the Shirakami Mountains, a World Natural Heritage Site. Visit all this and more when you grab cheap flights from Australia to Akita, Japan with Direct Flights, or when you combine cheap flights to Akita with cheap accommodation in Akita to create a discount travel package to Akita.
Akita Prefecture is an exciting but relatively undiscovered holiday destination that not many travellers visit. But if you crave striking natural scenery, amazing winter sports or an unhurried holiday away from throngs of people, then visit the Direct Flights web site, because Akita Prefecture may be perfect for you. Direct Flights, your online travel specialist, books cheap flights to Akita and Akita travel packages that also include accommodation in Akita. We'll set up your travel arrangements, whether you'll be flying in from Australia, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, France, the USA or anywhere else in the world. And we'll get you the better prices that are available online, so you'll save money, too.
The prefecture's capital city is also named Akita and is the host of one of Japan's most famous and colourful festivals - the annual Kanto Matsur festival. There's ample opportunity to sample the region's unique culture, because Akita Prefecture features about 80 local festivals each year. Some are comical, some seem a bit odd to westerners, and some are simply fantastic. Red and blue ogres invade Oga City during the Namahage Sedo festival, and at the Heso festival, participants paint faces on their stomachs. And the All Japan Fireworks Competition is held in Akita Prefecture every summer. Winter festivals celebrate ancient traditions such as the building of kamakura (snow shrines). There are so many festivals that Akita city actually has a festival centre! This city holds many treasures for travellers on cheap holiday packages to Akita. Book cheap flights and discount accommodation in Akita today with Direct Flights.
Akita Prefecture may be known as a winter wonderland, but its beauty extends to the other seasons, too. On offer are wonderful spring cherry blossoms and azaleas, excellent sailing in the summer, and many hot springs to enjoy year-round. And Akita is a traditional mediaeval samurai stronghold. The Prefectural Museum in Akita city showcases regional history, customs and culture.
Local cuisine served in traditional Japanese restaurants, sake made at local breweries, samurai architecture, and above all, unspoilt natural wonders - these are Akita Prefecture. Direct flights to Akita arrive from Sapporo, Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka and Seoul, Korea, with connecting flights from all over the world. If you'd like to visit this spectacular natural wonderland, Direct Flights books discount travel to Akita. It's all done from the convenience of your computer, so there's no need to visit a travel agent's office: instead, click over to the Direct Flights web site - we'll set up your discount travel arrangements to Akita!