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