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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 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

Dakigaeri Gorge

  • Akita

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

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Dakigaeri Gorge

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

Oyasukyo Onsen

  • Akita

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

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Oyasukyo Onsen

Lake Towada

  • Multiple Areas

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

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Lake Towada

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

Shirakami Sanchi

  • Multiple Areas

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

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Shirakami Sanchi

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

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

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

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

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

Hachimantai Onsenkyo

  • Multiple Areas

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

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Hachimantai Onsenkyo

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

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

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)

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)

Goshougake Onsen

  • Akita

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

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Goshougake Onsen

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…

Yokote City Fureai Center Kamakurakan

  • Akita

Yokote City Fureai Center Kamakurakan is a place to experience authentic igloos. Its rea…

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Yokote City Fureai Center Kamakurakan

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)

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

Tsuru-no-Yu Onsen

  • Akita

Tsuru-no-Yu Onsen is the oldest hot spring in Nyuto Onsenkyo and used to be a spa resort…

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Tsuru-no-Yu 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

Namahage Museum

  • Akita

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

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Namahage Museum

Kawatsura Shikki

  • Akita

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Kawatsura Shikki

Yuze Onsen

  • Akita

Yuze Onsen, located midway between Morioka and Lake Towada, is an onsen area along a mou…

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Yuze Onsen

Tamagawa Onsen hokutolite

  • Akita

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Tamagawa Onsen hokutolite

Sukayu Walk

  • Multiple Areas

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Sukayu Walk

Yunosawa Onsen / Yokobori Onsen

  • Akita

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Yunosawa Onsen / Yokobori Onsen

Nyudozaki

  • Akita

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

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Nyudozaki

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

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

Matagi Story (Matagi school)

  • Akita

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

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Matagi Story (Matagi school)

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…

Masuda's Built-in Storage

  • Akita

Masuda was once a town of wealthy merchants. With its traditional townscape and numerous…

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Masuda's Built-in Storage
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