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Explore Akita
Step off the beaten path. Start your journey with this comprehensive guide.
Travel Guide
Activity
Immerse yourself the culture and get to know the locals through activites only available in Akita. You'll make memories that will last a lifetime.
History・Culture
Explore historical sites that span centruies and the unique culture which has flourished in the region for generations.
Nature
Mountains, rivers, and waterfalls. Temples, theaters, and museums. There's something for everyone to explore.
Cuisine
Akita has long been a culinary and farming hub of Japan. Dig into famous dishes like kiritampo stew, hinai chicken, and butter mochi.
Products
Handcrafted wooden bento boxes, traditional local sake, fruit jams and more.
Hotels
Hot springs
Relax after a long day of exploring at one of the many hotels or hot springs in the area.
Event information
Spring event
After a long winter, the sakura (cherry blossoms) and other flowers in Akita burst forth with brilliant color. Visit one of the many festivals celebrating the season of flowers.
Summer event
Summer is the season of large festivals in Akita. Every town hosts a number throughout the season, each with their own unique traditions.
Autumn event
Akita celebrates the harvest season with festivals showcasing local specialties, like the Kiritampo Festival. The region also events centered around the famous fall foliage.
Winter event
Take advatange of Akita's snowy winters by attening one of the several festivals held to celebrate the season.