Life in Akita

The following pages explain about important paperwork and topics JETs may encounter living and working in Akita.

Living in Akita

Health and Safety

Passports, visas, and foreign registration

Transportation/traveling

Traveling in Japan
V • T
Cars Driving DrivingBuying a carWinter drivingSpeeding ticketsDrinking and drivingRoadside Station
Licenses International Driving PermitChanging to a Japanese license (Car Course Elements) • Renewing your Japanese license
Other Transport Trains • Akita Nairiku Line • Shinkansen • Buses • Ferries
Airports Narita International Airport • Haneda Airport • Akita Airport • Odate-Noshiro Airport • Sendai Airport • Kansai Airport
Leaving the Country Residence Card • Travel insurance • Buying flights & travel agents

Entertainment

Entertainment in Akita
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Sports Running • Bicycling • Soccer • Basketball • Cricket • Ground Golf
Martial Arts Kendo • Kyudo • Judo • Naginatado • Karatedo • Sado
Outdoors Hiking/Climbing • Camping • Rafting • Skiing and snowboardingHanami
Leisure Onsen • Movies • Museums and zoos • Ramen shops • Akita beer • Doburoku • Cigar stores • Festivals • Arcades • Taiko

Finances

Finances
Banks Banking in Japan • Paychecks • ATMs • GoRemit • Post Office RemittanceWestern Union
Other First Year Tax Guide • Second-Fifth Year Tax Guide • Pension Refund • Pension book

Japan Travel Guide

Akita JET Travel Guide
Hokkaido Hokkaido
Tohoku Aomori • Akita • Fukushima • Iwate • Miyagi • Yamagata
Kanto Chiba • Gunma • Ibaraki • Kanagawa • Saitama • Tochigi • Tokyo
Chubu Aichi • Fukui • Gifu • Ishikawa • Mie • Nagano • Niigata • Shizuoka • Toyama • Yamanashi
Kansai Hyogo • Kyoto • Nara • Osaka • Shiga • Wakayama
Chugoku Hiroshima • Okayama • Shimane • Tottori • Yamaguchi
Shikoku Ehime • Kagawa • Kōchi • Tokushima
Kyushu Fukuoka • Kagoshima • Kumamoto • Miyazaki • Nagasaki • Ōita • Saga • Okinawa

Work Related

See Also