Akita Prefecture

Akita Prefecture

Things to do - general

Welcome to Akita

This Prefecture is located in the north-western part of the Tohoku area to the north of Honshu.
There are many unique traditional cultures and customs such as the bizarre custom of Namahage in Oga Peninsula, as well as the Akita Kanto Festival which is one of the Tohoku Big 3 Festivals, still exist today.

Hachiko’s Statue as a model of Akita Dog

A famous sightseeing spot in front of Shibuya Station, “ Hachiko’s Statue” is a model of Akita dog. This dog is also very popular in the world. Akita Dog Museum is located in Odate-city.

It is surrounded by beautiful nature such as Shirakami Sanchi a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Lake Towada in Towada-Hachimantai National Park.

Akita’s history, clture and festival
Namahage i Oga Penincula
Kakunodate Samurai District
Yokote Kamakura Snow Festival
Akita Kanto Festival
Omagari Fireworks Festival

Sports & nature

Hiking in Shirakami Sanchi

Sports and nature image

Culture and history info

Kakunodate Bukeyashiki Street

Culture and history image
Tsurunoyu Onsen

Tsurunoyu Onsen

50 Kokuyurin Sendatsuizawa Tazawa Aza, Senboku-shi, Akita, Nyuto Onsen (Akita Prefecture)
Price from ¥ 10,800
Welcome to Tsurunoyu Onsen. Location: in Nyuto Onsen, from JR Tazawako train station, it is a 25 mi More info
5 - Days Tour of traditional Japanese hot springs and the rich nature of Tohoku

5 - Days Tour of traditional Japanese hot springs and the rich nature of Tohoku

Tokyo (Tokyo Prefecture), Nyuto Onsen (Akita Prefecture), Lake Towada (Aomori and Akita Prefecture), Tohoku Region
You can enjoy the traditional hot springs in the rich nature of Tohoku, which has been famous since More info