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Lake Tazawa

  • Akita

Lake Tazawa has been selected as one of the 100 best landscapes of Japan. The cobalt blu…

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Lake Tazawa

Kakunodate Samurai District

  • Akita

Kakunodate is a former castle town which flourished during the Edo period. Known as the …

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Kakunodate Samurai District

Hachimantai Aspite Line / Snow Corridor

  • Multiple Areas

Mount Hachimantai is a mountainous plateau rising 1,613m above sea level stretching over…

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Hachimantai Aspite Line / Snow Corridor

Nyuto Onsenkyo

  • Akita

Nyuto Onsenkyo is a popular hidden hot spring area home to seven hot spring inns each wi…

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Nyuto Onsenkyo

Yokote Kamakura Festival

  • Akita

The Yokote Kamakura Festival is one of the Michinoku Godai Snow Festivals (five major sn…

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Yokote Kamakura Festival

National Fireworks Competition “Omagari Hanabi”

  • Akita

The Omagari Hanabi fireworks festival boasts the top tradition and advanced techniques i…

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National Fireworks Competition “Omagari Hanabi”

Mt. Chokai

  • Multiple Areas

Facing the Japan Sea, the unique topography of Mount Chokai rises dramatically from sea …

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Mt. Chokai

Dakigaeri Gorge

  • Akita

Dakigaeri Gorge is a popular place of natural beauty surrounded in summer by verdant gre…

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Dakigaeri Gorge

Shirakami Sanchi

  • Multiple Areas

Shirakami Sanchi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site is a mountainous area extending across Ao…

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Shirakami Sanchi

Senshu Park

  • Akita

Built on the site of the town’s former castle ruins, Senshu Park is now home to be…

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Senshu Park

Kakunodate Cherry Blossom Festival

  • Akita

Kakunodate Town in Senboku, Akita Prefecture, is also known as the “Little Kyoto o…

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Kakunodate Cherry Blossom Festival

Lake Towada

  • Multiple Areas

The mystical Lake Towada offers beautiful panoramic views reflecting the surrounding sce…

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Lake Towada

Nishimonai Bon Odori Dance

  • Akita

Along with the Gujo Odori in Gifu and the Awa Odori in Tokushima, the Nishimonai Bon Odo…

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Nishimonai Bon Odori Dance

Akita Kanto Festival

  • Akita

The Akita Kanto Festival is one of the three great festivals of Tohoku along with the Ao…

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Akita Kanto Festival

Mount Kanpuzan Rotating Observatory

  • Akita

Mount Kanpuzan Rotating Observatory is located 355 metres above sea level at the top of …

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Mount Kanpuzan Rotating Observatory

Interact with the Akita Inu

  • Akita

Under the guidance of one of Japan’s leading breeders of the Akita inu that raised…

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Interact with the Akita Inu

Mototaki Fukuryusui Underflow (Mototaki Waterfall)

  • Akita

The Mototaki Fukuryusui Underflow features the beautiful contrast between the green moss…

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Mototaki Fukuryusui Underflow (Mototaki Waterfall)

Namahage Sedo Festival

  • Akita

The Namahage Sedo Festival is one of the Michinoku Godai Snow Festivals (five major snow…

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Namahage Sedo Festival

Namahage Museum

  • Akita

“Namahage” is a folk ritual performed throughout the Oga Peninsula and surro…

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Namahage Museum

Oku-Oyasukyo Ooyu Onsen

  • Akita

Oku-Oyasukyo Ooyu Onsen is where hot springs and clouds of steam well up in a deep mount…

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Oku-Oyasukyo Ooyu Onsen

Sakura-Nanohana Road

  • Akita

Around 3,700 cherry blossoms and rapeseed blossoms bloom for about 11 kilometers along P…

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Sakura-Nanohana Road

Nekobari Rock

  • Akita

Nekobari Rock is a large uniquely-shaped rock sitting in the upper stream of Babame Rive…

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Nekobari Rock

Oyasukyo Onsen

  • Akita

Oyasukyo Gorge was formed through fluvial erosion over thousands of years. A walking pat…

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Oyasukyo Onsen

Oga Aquarium GAO

  • Akita

This aquarium is in an ideal location overlooking the Sea of Japan. There are many livin…

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Oga Aquarium GAO

Nyudozaki

  • Akita

Nyudozaki is a scenic cape located at the northern tip of the Oga Peninsula offering a p…

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Nyudozaki

Hakka Toge Viewpoint

  • Akita

There are several observation decks that overlook Lake Towada, but the views from the Ha…

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Hakka Toge Viewpoint

Goshougake Onsen

  • Akita

Goshogake Onsen is located on the Hachimantai Aspite Line, a scenic driving route traver…

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Goshougake Onsen

Yasu-no-Taki Falls

  • Akita

Yasu-no-Taki Falls has been selected as the second of Japan’s 100 greatest waterfa…

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Yasu-no-Taki Falls

Tamagawa Onsen

  • Akita

Tamagawa Onsen is unique in Japan for two reasons. The first is that it is the source of…

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Tamagawa Onsen

Nikaho Kogen (Nikaho Plateau)

  • Akita

Wide-open grasslands, numerous wind turbines, a scattering of large and small lakes and …

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Nikaho Kogen (Nikaho Plateau)

Mt. Akita-Komagatake

  • Akita

The 1,637 m Mt. Akita-Komagatake is the collective name for several peaks including Mt. …

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Mt. Akita-Komagatake

Akita City Folk Performing Arts Heritage Center (Neburi Na…

  • Akita

Neburi Nagashi Kan is the nickname given to the Akita City Folk Performing Arts Heritage…

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Akita City Folk Performing Arts Heritage Center (Neburi Na…

Oyasukyo Daifunto

  • Akita

Over the years, the rushing waters of the Minase River have deeply eroded the banks on e…

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Oyasukyo Daifunto

Oga Hot Spring Village

  • Akita

The Oga Peninsula is the home of the strange creatures known as Namahage, demons with te…

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Oga Hot Spring Village

Nakajimadai Shishigahana Marsh

  • Akita

The Nakajimadai Shishigahana Marsh is surrounded by a primeval forest of beech trees. Th…

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Nakajimadai Shishigahana Marsh

Kuroyu Onsen

  • Akita

Kuroyu Onsen is a hidden hot spring located deep in the mountains surrounding Nyuto Onse…

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Kuroyu Onsen

Kiritanpo-making Experience

  • Akita

Kiritanpo is a local Akita dish of pounded rice grilled on a cedar stick that originated…

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Kiritanpo-making Experience

Godzilla Rock

  • Akita

Godzilla Rock is a rock on the craggy shore of Shiosezaki, on the southern side of the O…

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Godzilla Rock

Roadside Station Gojome and Gojome Morning Market

  • Akita

Roadside Station Gojome is famous for its traditional Gojome Morning Market with a histo…

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Roadside Station Gojome and Gojome Morning Market

Kawarage Jigoku

  • Akita

Kawarage Jigoku is one of the three major sacred places in Japan, along with Mt. Osore i…

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Kawarage Jigoku
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