Top Things To Do In akita

We have great places in Akita Prefecture that were posted by travelers and the locals who have actually traveled there. Akita is famous for Namahage as an important intangible cultural asset, and located northwest of Tohoku Region. To begin with a famous summer festival Akita Kanto Matsuri, mossy falls of Mototakifukuryusui, and Kakunodate called little Kyoto in Tohoku Region, are all things to do here. What's more, the local specialty foods, such as Kiritampo and Inaniwa Udon Noodle, are also popular in Akita Prefecture.

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Kawarage Otaki Falls

A Waterfall Basin Becomes An Open Air Bath!? Hot Spring Falls From 20 Meters High

Kawarage Oyu Waterfall in the southern part of Akita, you can enjoy the open air hot spring in basins. Limited during summer, wearing bathing suits, men and women bathing together like a heated pool.

Mototakifukuryusui

A Fantastic Waterfall Surrounded By Mossy Stones

You cannot enter around Moto Taki Fall itself, you can enjoy the fantastic atmosphere in its subsoil waterfall.

Akita Kanto Festival

Akita Kanto Festival! Exciting Performance Of 270 Sticks Of Kanto

Akita Kanto Festival is one of the three great festivals in Tohoku Region. Held at the beginning of August, more than 270 sticks of Kanto, compared to ears of rice, go up all together. They hold 12meters Kanto on their waists, shoulders and foreheads, I get excited to see them very close!

Kakunodate Samurai Residential Area

Fall Foliage Of Kakunodate Samurai Residential Area

Kakunodate Samurai Residential Area is famous as a great spot of weeping cherry blossoms in spring. And, actually, some of them have great fall foliage hanging out of the house such as Onoda House in autumn. What's more, they are illuminated in spring and autumn!

Tazawa Lake

The Deepest And Clear Blue Lake. One Of The Best 100 Scenes In Japan!

Tazawa Lake lies in east of Akita and near the boundary between Iwate. It has a proud depth of 423.4m and the clarity is so high that the lake has deep blue color.

Hinokinaigawa Bank

The Greatest Cherry Blossom Spot In Tohoku Region

Called as a little Kyoto, Kakunodate in Akita Prefecture has welcomed the blooming season of cherry blossoms. They are proudly blooming at Hinokinaigawa Bank as long as 2 kilometers, and Samurai House Street, that are selected as one of the 100 best cherry blossom places in Japan.

Kakunodate

Byname 'Small Kyoto In Michinoku'! A Samurai Residential Street Surrounded Fresh Green

There are many samurai residences extant in Kakunodate, the east of Akita. In each house, fine trees are planted and surround the area with fresh green in the beginning of summer.

Omagari National Fireworks Competition

One Of The Three Best Firework Festivals In Japan! Artistic And Amazing Omagari Fireworks Competition

Omagari National Fireworks Competition is admired as one of the three best firework festivals in Japan, and you can see many amazing fireworks made by the skillful craftsmen. And, what makes us more excited, the fireworks displayed with music! All audiences must be overpowered!

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