Semboku is a beautiful city nestled in the mountains of Akita Prefecture in Japan. It is home to breathtaking landscapes and stunning natural scenery - ranging from lakes to hot springs to mountains - and will be paradise for any nature enthusiast.
The city is divided into three main regions - the Tazawako region, the Kakunodate region and the Nishiki region. Tazawako boasts numerous hot springs and other well-known attractions such as Lake Tazawa, Dakigaeri Gorge and the Tazawako Ski Area - which are all must-visits when travelling in the area. Kakunodate is a small historic town that offers travellers a rich cultural experience with its Samurai House district and traditional festivals that are celebrated throughout the year. It is also an excellent cherry blossom spot and is host to the cherry blossom festival each year. Nishiki is an expansive village located between Kakunodate and Tazawako, home to both festivals and natural beauty - including spectacular mountain scenery.
The city's hot springs are one of its top attractions and can be visited during the seasons of spring to fall. Each hot spring offers a uniquely relaxing experience with magnificent views of the surrounding environs. Muslim travellers to Semboku City will be able enjoy a truly authentic Japanese travel experience.
There are two major airports serving the Akita Prefecture - the Akita Airport and the Odate Noshiro Airport. Akita Airport is considered to be the gateway to Akita Prefecture and Odate Noshiro Airport is another major airport located to the north of Semboku.
Though it will be difficult to find Halal food and Halal restaurants in Semboku, Muslim travellers could enquire for vegetarian items while travelling in the area. Travellers should note that many dishes at restaurants include non-Halal ingredients and it is best to check with restaurant staff prior to dining.
Established prayer facilities and major mosques in Semboku will not be available for Muslim travellers. However finding a private and quiet place to pray will not be difficult when travelling in Semboku.