Best Tourist Spots In Akita

Here're best Tourist Spots in Akita. We released a ranking of reviews about Tourist Spots posted by travelers and locals who have actually been to Akita.

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1Omagari National 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!◎Extra parking area is available. And you can walk from Omagari Station. The firework festival gets very crowded.

Ōmagari Firework Festival in Akita is one of the three biggest firework festivals in Japan. All spectators get so excited, and the festival becomes like a live music concert. The fireworks shot off as long as 700 meters have enough height and is really worth seeing. Let's visit all of the three biggest firework festivals in Japan!


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

3Kawarage Otaki Falls

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.


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.

5Tazawa Lake

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.

6Kakunodate 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!◎Access: 20 min walk from Kakunodate Station of Akita Shinkansen. Parking lot is available.

Kakunodate Samurai Houses is one of the three best cherry blossom places in Michinoku Region. Here's famous for the weeping cherry blossom tree standing in a samurai house, and you can see the tasteful spring scene that has never changed since the old time. Also the celebrated cherry blossom trees at Hinokinaigawa River bank are located in the walkable area from here!

7Hinokinaigawa Bank

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.◎Sakura Festival 4/20-5/5 in 2018.

8Akita Kanto Festival

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!