Biking the Oga Coast

Wind upon my face. Sun on my back. Several challenging hills to climb. While biking the Oga coastline wasn’t easy, it was spectacular. The beautiful rocky shoreline and majestic blue sea made for a gorgeous ride. However, my start to the morning didn’t go so well. First, as I was biking the trail along Detohama … Continue reading Biking the Oga Coast

The Countryside of Akita

It is amazing just how much beauty surrounds Akita! Yesterday, I biked to Central Park in Yuwa, near Akita International University. There are endless biking trails and outdoor activities in the area. The road that runs through the Tsubakidai Golf Course is gorgeous! It is a well-maintained tree-lined road with beautiful nature and immaculate homes. … Continue reading The Countryside of Akita

Funoshi Waterfall

My day started bright and early last Monday. I woke up and headed to the Taihei area to do volunteer farming. I helped the farmer plant eggplant and leek. While it was an extremely hot day, It was a great experience for me. One day, I hope to have a small farm of my own. … Continue reading Funoshi Waterfall

The Essence of a River

I believe I have mentioned in previous posts, but this past weekend reminded me of just how much I love rivers! After an unsuccessful trip to Komagatake for hiking (the road was closed), I went to Dakigaeri and Kakunodate. The Hinokinai river and Tama river that flow through the Semboku area are truly amazing. The … Continue reading The Essence of a River

Nekobari Rock

With beautiful weather this past weekend, I decided to visit a nature spot called Nekobari Rock, which my friend recommended to me. What a spiritual place! There is a true sense of wonder and energy that resonates from the rock. The accompanying sound of the river only completes the tranquility of the area. Nearby are … Continue reading Nekobari Rock

Hiking in Odate

Hello everyone! I hope all of you are doing well, along with your families. I apologize for my long absence from posting to my blog. With everything going on due to the coronavirus and the lock-down measures put in place, I haven’t been able to travel around and enjoy adventures in Akita. But now, with … Continue reading Hiking in Odate

Kanayama Falls

It feels like you’ve entered a fairy tale when you stumble upon an unexpectedly beautiful place. With perfect weather on Tuesday, I ventured back to Taihei and discovered Kanayama Falls. What a gorgeous area with an interesting small shrine nestled in the side of the mountain along the river. There is also a hiking trail … Continue reading Kanayama Falls