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.

Places to visit in Akita

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Sights in Akita

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Tamagawa Onsen Hot Spring

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Akita Access Guide

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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

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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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Resort Hotel New Sky

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Boasting a hot spring open-air bath, Resort Hotel New Sky offers accommodation in Obonai. Each room at this hotel is air conditioned and comes with a flat-scre

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Akita Onsen Satomi

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Featuring free WiFi, Akita Onsen Satomi offers accommodation in Akita. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Free private parking is available on site. Every room

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Akita Castle Hotel

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Located a 7-minute walk from JR Akita Station, Akita Castle Hotel features 4 dining options and comfortable guest rooms with free WiFi. There are a 24-hour conv

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Albert Hotel Akita

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A 15-minute walk from JR Akita Station, the Albert Hotel offers Western-style accommodation, free Wi-Fi and shared laundry facilities. Rooms at Akita Hotel Alb

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Route Inn Grantia Akita Spa Resort

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Boasting 5 hot-spring baths and a Korean sauna, Route Inn Grantia Akita Spa Resort is 1.5 km from JR Akita Train Station. Rooms include free internet, a full ba

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Comfort Hotel Akita

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A 2-minute walk from JR Akita Train Station, Comfort Hotel Akita welcomes guests with a cup of coffee, and treats them to free Wi-Fi and a free breakfast buffet

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