Akita

About Akita

In Akita, on the Sea of Japan coast in the northern Tohoku region, visitors can revel in Japan’s natural beauty. You can climb mountains, look over beautiful lakes and visit coastal towns. Soak in hot springs and experience the Edo era in the preserved samurai town of Kakunodate. Akita is leading the way in eco-industries. Though the region may seem remote to those in Tokyo and Osaka, Akita embraces diversity and welcomes the world. While you are there don’t forget to try the local ‘Kiritanpo-Nabe’ stew made with rice and ‘jizake’ or locally brewed sake (rice wine). If you are visiting in summer, check out the Kanto Matsuri (竿燈まつり “pole lantern festival”) held every year from August 3rd to the 6th.

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Kawatsura Shikki Traditional Crafts Center

A store and museum exhibiting traditional shikki (lacquer ware), this craft center also organizes gold-leaf painting workshops so that participants can create t

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Higashi-Noshiro Station

Higashi-Noshiro Station is the first station of the Gono Line, a popular local line running close to the shore of the Sea of Japan, which connects Akita and Aom

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Hachimantai Onsen Village

This hot spring resort town is located on the Akita prefecture side of the volcanic Hachimantai plateau, south of Mount Hachimantai.

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Senshu Park

Senshu Park in the heart of Akita City, only a short walk west of Akita station, is famous for the Kubota castle remains located in the park's northern half.

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Akita Senshu Museum of Art

This art museum is located just west of Akita station. Irregular closed days.

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Namahage Sedo Festival

This event, typically held mid-February at Shinzan Jinja Shrine in Oga City, involves a bonfire-side performance combining prayers for a decent harvest and the

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Sakanaya Honpo (Main Store)

This Japanese restaurant features many of the local specialties from Akita Prefecture as well as a variety of staple Japanese dishes. Sakanaya Honpo recommends

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Fuketsu Drive In

Located near the Ushu Highway, this Japanese restaurant promises full stomachs with their large-portioned meal sets. Fuketsu Drive In recommends trying their Mi

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Bondensai Festival

This Akita Prefecture festival has a history of over 300 years and takes place every January. The festival feature bonden, so-called sacred wands made of bright

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Yokote Kamakura Snow Festival

Held annually each winter, this festival takes place on the grounds of Doro Koen Park. A celebration of "kamakura", rooms or igloos made out of snow, a highligh

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Inukko Festival

Held every February in Akita Prefecture's Yuzawa district, this two-day festival features huge snow statues of the Akita breed of dog. A dog cafe, drumming, and

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Namahage Sedo Festival

This event, typically held mid-February at Shinzan Jinja Shrine in Oga City, involves a bonfire-side performance combining prayers for a decent harvest and the

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Akita Food Guide

Photo Cred: Flickr user yoppy [email protected]/2303950259/Kiritanpo Nabe Want to warm up after spending a day in the cold Akita Winter? Look no further than the

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Akita Access Guide

Photo Cred: Flickr user Hyougushi [email protected]/3686900111/Plane Akita has an airport, with domestic flights coming in from such places as Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka

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The Best Times to Visit Akita

Senshu Park in SpringSenshu Park is known for its beauty in all four seasons, but is especially beautiful in the spring. The park has over 800 sakura cherry tre

Hotels in Akita

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Annex Royal Hotel

Annex Royal Hotel offers accommodation in Odate. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. The rooms come with a flat-screen TV. Some rooms feature a seating ar

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Yurakunoyado Noshiro

Yurakunoyado Noshiro offers accommodation in Noshiro. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available on site. The rooms are fitted

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Lodge Masaemon

Lodge Masaemon offers cosy Japanese-style accommodation located just a 3-minute walk from Nunoba Ski Slopes. Echigo Yuzawa Shinkansen (bullet train) Station is

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Hotel Daisen Shirogane

Offering ski-to-door access and a ski school, Hotel Daisen Shirogane is set in Daisen. Free private parking is available on site. Every room at this hotel is a

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Hutte Tairapyo

Hutte Tairapyo offers pet-friendly accommodation in Yuzawa, 2.7 km from Naeba Ski Resort and 7 km from Kagura Ski Resort. The property is 15 km from Gala Yuzawa

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Laforet Naeba

Laforet Naeba is located in Yuzawa, 1.3 km from Naeba Ski Resort. The ryokan has ski-to-door access and a ski pass sales point, and guests can enjoy a drink at

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