Sights in Akita
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
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
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
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
This restaurant offers a daily changing menu of Yoshoku cuisine (Japanized European dishes) made from local, fresh ingredients such as Hinaiji chicken and veget
Sakura no Sato
Situated on "Samurai Residences Road", this restaurant serves regional specialties such as Inaniwa Udon noodles, Hinaiji chicken and soba noodles. (Open daily f
This restaurant serves regional specialties from Akita Prefecture such as kiritanpo nabe (hot pot) and hinaiji (high-end specialty) chicken as well as local sak
Kakunodate Birch Crafts Folklore House
In addition to promoting regional history, Kakunodate Birch Crafts Folklore House exhibits birch and cherry blossom wood or kaba-zaiku handicrafts.
Reservations are required at this popular restaurant which serves Western-influenced "creative" Japanese cuisine. The chef used to run an award-winning restaura
Onsen in Akita prefecture located on the side of mount Nyutozan between Akita and Morioka.
Akita Kakunodate Nishinomiya-ke
Akita Kakunodate Nishinomiya-ke is a century-old property that belonged to the Nishinomiya family. The site is currently open to visitors with a souvenir shop,
Lake Tazawa-ko Sightseeing Boats
Lake Tazawa-ko Sightseeing Boats offer a 40-min tour around Lake Tazawa-ko.
Ukigi Jinja Shrine
Ukigi-jinja, also known as Kansagu, is a shrine located on the shores of Lake Tazawa-ko.
This lake, located in Akita Prefecture, is the deepest lake in Japan.
Hirafuku Memorial Museum of Art
This small museum in Kakunodate exhibits works of art by Suian Hirafuku, Hyakusui Hirafuku, Naotake Odano and other Japanese artists. The Hirafuku Memorial Muse
Tatetsu Tomachi Shiryo-kan
Tatetsu is a former samurai residence turned into a history museum.