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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

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

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

Lake Towada

  • Multiple Areas

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

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Lake Towada

Dakigaeri Gorge

  • Akita

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

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Dakigaeri Gorge

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

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

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)

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

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

Nyudozaki

  • Akita

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

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Nyudozaki

Shirakami Sanchi

  • Multiple Areas

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

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Shirakami Sanchi

Oyasukyo Onsen

  • Akita

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

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Oyasukyo Onsen

Hachimantai Onsenkyo

  • Multiple Areas

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

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Hachimantai Onsenkyo

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

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

Kuroyu Onsen

  • Akita

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

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Kuroyu Onsen

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)

Damako Nabe Demonstration

  • Akita

Damako is thought to predate kiritanpo (kiritanpo is food made of cooked uruchimai rice …

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Damako Nabe Demonstration

Namahage Museum

  • Akita

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

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Namahage Museum

Ganiba Onsen

  • Akita

Ganiba Onsen was named after the crabs living in the nearby stream. The Onsen is popular…

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Ganiba Onsen

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

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

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

Kimono Wearing Experience at Kaneyu

  • Akita

Kaneyu is a nationally registered tangible cultural property and a symbol of Noshiro Cit…

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Kimono Wearing Experience at Kaneyu

Komachi Festival

  • Akita

Yuzawa city in Akita prefecture was the hometown of the ancient poet Ono no Komachi, ren…

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Komachi Festival

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

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

Choshi Otaki Falls

  • Multiple Areas

Choshi Otaki Falls is the leading waterfall on the main course of the Oirase Stream that…

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Choshi Otaki Falls

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

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

Odate Amekkoichi (Odate Amekko Fair)

  • Akita

This wintery festival has been continued for over 400 years. It is held annually on the …

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Odate Amekkoichi (Odate Amekko Fair)

Make Bread Using Shirakami Kodama Yeast and Look for Livin…

  • Akita

Shirakami-Sanchi, a mountainous area straddling Akita and Aomori Prefectures, is a habit…

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Make Bread Using Shirakami Kodama Yeast and Look for Livin…

Nagabashiri Wind Caves: A mysterious spot that stays cool …

  • Akita

The wind caves are a mysterious spot where near-freezing winds blow even during summer d…

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Nagabashiri Wind Caves: A mysterious spot that stays cool …

Omoriyama Zoo

  • Akita

Omoriyama Zoo is located in a corner of Omoriyama Park on Mount Omori, a scenic location…

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Omoriyama Zoo

e-Bike and Road Bike Rental Cycling & Guided Cycling Tour:…

  • Akita

Oga Peninsula offers cycling routes in scenic areas along the sea and through a mountain…

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e-Bike and Road Bike Rental Cycling & Guided Cycling Tour:…

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

Shinzan Shrine

  • Akita

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

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Shinzan Shrine
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