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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”

Shirakami Sanchi Mountain Range

  • Multiple Areas

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

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Shirakami Sanchi Mountain Range

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

Lake Tazawa / The Statue of Tatsuko

  • Akita

Lake Tazawa (Tazawako) is a stunning lake in Akita and has been selected as one of the 1…

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Lake Tazawa / The Statue of Tatsuko

Kakunodate Bukeyashiki (Samurai Residences)

  • Akita

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

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Kakunodate Bukeyashiki (Samurai Residences)

Nyuto Onsenkyo

  • Akita

Nyuto Onsenkyo is a hot spring town famous throughout Japan for its hidden hot springs. …

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Nyuto Onsenkyo

Mt. Chokai

  • Multiple Areas

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

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Mt. Chokai

Oyasukyo Onsen

  • Akita

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

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Oyasukyo Onsen

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

Unshoji Temple (Oga City, Akita Prefecture)

  • Akita

One night, Mr. Shuun Konaka, the deputy chief priest of Unshoji Temple, fell in love wit…

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Unshoji Temple (Oga City, Akita Prefecture)

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

Nishimonai Bon Odori Dance

  • Akita

The Nishimonai Bon Odori in Ugo Town, Akita Prefecture, is one of the three most popular…

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Nishimonai Bon Odori Dance

Hachimantai Dragon Eye (Kagami-Numa Lake)

  • Akita

The Hachimantai Dragon Eye is a mysterious sight caused by a natural phenomenon of Kagam…

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Hachimantai Dragon Eye (Kagami-Numa Lake)

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

Senshu Park

  • Akita

Senshu Park is the site of the 200,000 stone castle of Satake of the Akita Domain and is…

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Senshu Park

Paper Balloon Festival of Kamihinokinai

  • Akita

Each year on February 10, massive paper balloons with drawings of warriors, beautiful wo…

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Paper Balloon Festival of Kamihinokinai

Shirakami River Trekking

  • Akita

Walking through the pristine waters that flow from the expansive beech forest in the Shi…

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Shirakami River Trekking

Oyasukyo Gorge and Oyasukyo Daifunto (Yuzawa, Akita Prefec…

  • Akita

Visit Daifunto along Oyasukyo Gorge in Yuzawa City.The rushing waters of the Minase Rive…

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Oyasukyo Gorge and Oyasukyo Daifunto (Yuzawa, Akita Prefec…

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

Hachimantai Onsenkyo

  • Multiple Areas

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

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Hachimantai Onsenkyo

Inukko Festival

  • Akita

The Inukko Festival is a folk event of the Yuzawa region that is said to have a history …

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Inukko Festival

Rokugo no Kamakura (Takeuchi)

  • Akita

Rokugo no Kamakura is a little New Years event with over 700 years of history, held annu…

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Rokugo no Kamakura (Takeuchi)

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

Dakigaeri Valley

  • Akita

Dakigaeri Valley, with its beautiful and mysterious azure mountain streams, is also know…

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Dakigaeri Valley

Historic Site Osarizawa Mine (Kazuno City, Akita Prefectur…

  • Akita

Historic Site Osarizawa Mine, which is recognized as a Heritage of Industrial Modernizat…

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Historic Site Osarizawa Mine (Kazuno City, Akita Prefectur…

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)

Oga Aquarium GAO

  • Akita

Many sea creatures from Oga and Akita are exhibited in the museum.Visitors can learn abo…

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Oga Aquarium GAO

Goshougake Onsen

  • Akita

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

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Goshougake Onsen

Akita Furusatomura

  • Akita

Located near the Yokote IC. on the Akita Expressway, it is a convenient sightseeing faci…

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Akita Furusatomura

Shinzan Shrine

  • Akita

Shinzan Shrine has thrived as a sacred place for Sangaku-shinko mountain worshipers sinc…

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Shinzan Shrine

Mt. Kurikoma

  • Multiple Areas

Mt. Kurikoma is located in the center of the Tohoku region at an elevation of 1,626 mete…

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Mt. Kurikoma

Hanawabayashi

  • Akita

This lively festival is lauded for its festival music, which is said to be the best in J…

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Hanawabayashi

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

Shirakami Foliage Walk and Nabekko Picnic

  • Akita

Spend a day going around viewing the beautiful foliage in Shirakami-Sanchi, a UNESCO Wor…

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Shirakami Foliage Walk and Nabekko Picnic

Akinomiya Onsenkyo (Hot Spring Village)

  • Akita

Akinomiya Onsenkyo is a picturesque hot spring village beloved by writers such as Saneat…

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Akinomiya Onsenkyo (Hot Spring Village)

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

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

Odate-Kosaka Rail Bike

  • Akita

Odate-Kosaka Rail Biking involves riding a “rail bike” that you pedal like a…

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Odate-Kosaka Rail Bike

Namahage Museum

  • Akita

Namahage is a traditional folk event on the Oga Peninsula. Namahage wears an ogre mask a…

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Namahage Museum

Matagi Museum

  • Akita

Matagi refers to the people living deep in the mountains, hunting bears and other animal…

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Matagi Museum
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