Akita 秋田

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Akita, situated in the north-west of Japan near Aomori, is a mainly rural prefecture noted for its long, snowy winters, Akita breed of dogs, onsen hot springs, delicious local foods and fine sake.

  • Nearest Airport

    Akita Airport (AXT)

    - 40 minutes by Limousine Bus

  • Train Stations

    Akita Station (JR Shinkansen Komachi and JR Ou, Uetsu, Oga lines)

  • Kakunodate

Kakunodate is an historic Edo Period town with a large number of preserved samurai and merchants' houses. Kakunodate is an easy day trip from Akita, just 45 minutes by Komachi shinkansen or 90 minutes by local JR Ou Line and Tazawako Line trains. It is particularly pleasant at cherry-blossom time.

  • Tazawa-ko

Tazawa-ko (Lake Tazawa) is Japan's deepest lake and is known for its blueness. There's winter skiing at Tazawako Ski Resort and a cycling course through the woods.

  • Nyuto Onsen

Nyuto Onsen is famous for its variety of highland hot springs each with a different reputed health effect. Various ryokan provide set meals to go with your leisurely soak.

Kakunodate, Akita

Kakunodate, Akita

©Daisuke Yatsui/©JNTO

Our tours in Akita

  • Duration : 18 days
  • Locations : Kyoto, Tokyo, Nikko, Sendai, Tohoku, Aomori
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