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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Tamagawa Onsen Hot Spring

Located in the “hell zone,” a high-temperature geothermal field, this hot spring gushes with highly acidic—and scorching hot—water. It is the only place in Japa

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Paper Balloon Festival in Kamihinokinai

This balloon festival is a traditional winter event held in the Kamihinokinai district of Nishiki town located in the eastern part of Akita Prefecture. Every ye

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Hifuri Kamakura Festival

Held on the 13th and 14th of February each year, this festival marks the opening of the new lunar year with a celebratory show of fiery light. The festival's pu

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Neko no Mise Namekawa

This cafe is situated within a former samurai townhouse in the Samurai Residence District of Kakunodate. Visitors can enjoy drinks and desserts while taking in

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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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