Culture / Tour Spots in Akita Area

  • Oga Aquarium GAO
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    4.0
    131 Reviews
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    Akita Pref. Ogashi Togashiohama
    An aquarium overlooking the Sea of Japan in Togashiohama, Oga City, Akita Prefecture which was remodeled and reopened in 2004. Visited by large numbers of tourists, the aquarium was also used for filming in the movie “Tsuribaka Nisshi.” The impressive Giant Sea of Oga Aquarium exhibit recreates the ocean off Oga and houses some 2,000 living creatures spanning 40 species. Visitors can also come in contact with real sea creatures at the aquarium’s Touch Pool and watch the aquarium’s popular polar bears as they romp and play. The aquarium also has a restaurant where you can eat while gazing out over the sea.

    Getting there is not easy, we took a train to Hadachi Station from Akita Station. First to Nahamage Muesum, followed by the aquarium. Hadachi is one stop before Oga Station, it is closer to the road...

  • Akigin Omorin no Mori, Akita City Omoriyama Zoo
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    4.5
    65 Reviews
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    Akita Pref. Akitashi Hamada Katabata 154
    The Omoriyama Zoo opened in 1973 and is approximately 8.8 hectares in size. The zoo has a characteristic terrain being surrounded by various trees and plants, and has a spring water lake called “Shiohikigata” in the center. There are 97 kinds of animals kept in the zoo and it takes approximately 90 minutes to leisurely walk around seeing them. There is also a visitor center, snack corner, the “Asove Forest” with large playground equipment, and an observation platform as well as Omoriyama Amusement Park “Aniba.” It is approximately 15 minutes from Akita Minami Interchange on the Akita Expressway.

    Cant beat the price! Sure, the zoo doesnt necessarily have the most impressive collection of animals, but you sure get lots of value for the money!

  • Tazawako Herb Garden / Heart Herb
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    3.5
    23 Reviews
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    Akita Pref. Sembokushi Tazawakotazawa Before the lagoon 78
    This botanical garden is around the area by Lake Tazawa in Semboku City, Akita Prefecture. The herb garden has over 250 kinds of herbs on display, and for a fee, guests can try various crafts, like making their own scent sprays or hand creams with herbs and oils. There is also a restaurant inside the garden with menus geared toward large groups, as well as a lunch buffet. It is popular with families and other tourist groups.

    湖畔のレストランと売店施設です。料理メニュー(洋食)は豊富で味もよくこのエリアでは人をつれて行っても大丈夫な施設です。

  • Akita Prefectural Museum
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    4.0
    19 Reviews
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    Akita Pref. Akitashi Kanashiniozaki Ushiroyama 52
    This is a free museum in Akita City, Akita Prefecture. It exhibits all kinds of materials related to Akita history and folk crafts. In the Hands-on Experience Room, there are regular activities like Japanese Paper Dying and Model Making. They also host museum talks and various other events. Special exhibits have entry fees.

    高校野球ですっかり有名になった金足農業高校のそば、小泉潟に囲まれた場所にある博物館、ひっそりとしています。 今回は企画展、秋田の石っころを見たくて訪問しました。 展示室の中にはいろいろな石が並んでいます。 思った以上に秋田の石の種類の豊富さ珍しさを感じることができました。

  • Hirafuku Memorial Museum of Art
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    4.0
    27 Reviews
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    Akita Pref. Sembokushi Kakunodatemachiomotemachikamichou 4-4
    The Hirafuku Memorial Museum of Art is an art museum in Omotemachi Kamicho, Kakunodate Town, Semboku City. The name of the building is derived from the Japanese painters Suian Hirafuku and Hyakusui Hirafuku, parent and child from Kakunodate. The building was designed by Hiroshi Oe, known for his architectural designs of the National Noh theater and Hosei University. Opened in 1988, it was built on the land where the North Satake family (Satake-hokke) of the Satake clan resided and where the old Kakunodate Junior High School building stood. There are pieces of work on display from Naotake Odano and other local artists and followers of Hirafuku, as well as other active young artists.

    秋田県仙北市の角館町にある「平福記念美術館」についての情報を発信していきます。「平福記念美術館」を訪れたのは2023年4月23日です。 「平福記念美術館」へのアクセスですが、JR「角館駅」出口から徒歩20分のところにあります。まず、出口を出ると「駅前通り」(県道250号)を280mほど道なりに直進すると突き当りに郵便局があります。そこを右折し700mほど直進し、「マス形地形」になっている突き当りを...

  • Noshiro Energium Park
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    4.0
    13 Reviews
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    Akita Pref. Noshiroshi Omoriyama 1-6
    "A museum located a 15-minute drive from JR Noshiro Station in Noshiro City, Akita Prefecture. Facilities include the Noshiro Nebu Nagashi Hall, which displays Noshiro kites decorated with Berabo faces and traditional parade floats used in the long-held Nebu Nagashi festival; an ""ancient forest"" modeled after the Carboniferous Period; an exhibition hall where you can learn about energy consumption; and a gallery which provides information on the Noshiro Thermal Power Plant and environmental initiatives. There's also a culture hall used for lectures and seminars, and a playground and square for playing sports."

    お天気が良いときはエリア内にある遊具などでも遊べます。中も科学や植物に触れることができて自由研究にも良いでしょう。休日はワークショップも度々行われているので、参加するのも楽しいです。

  • Akitainu Hall
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    4.5
    4 Reviews
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    Akita Pref. Odateshi Sannomaru 13-1
    This is a museum founded in 1977 to honor the Akitainu breed of dog located about 15 minutes' walk from Higashi-oodate Station on JR Hanawasen line, in Odate city, Akita prefecture. The third floor hosts the Akitainu History Room with displays of materials on the dogs. From April to November, you can come see the real thing in the kennels.

    秋田犬の歴史について、いろいろ説明してくれた。天気悪かったの日として、とても良い場所でした。こんな歴史もあった知らなかった

  • Polder Museum of Ogata-Mura
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    4.0
    14 Reviews
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    Akita Pref. Minamiakitagunogatamura Nishi 5-2
    This museum is in Ogata-Mura, Minami Akita County, Akita Prefecture. It offers exhibitions on Hachiro Lagoon reclamation, Ogata agriculture and more, with dioramas and multi-screen systems. There are also regular activities and events such as the Handicraft Classes and Nature Observation Meetings. It's often used as a communication and exchange center for local students.

    Oogata Village is a large village created on reclaimed land. Hachirougata was the second largest lake in Japan after Lake Biwa but now only one eighth remains after land reclamation of roughly two...

  • Children's Ferrite and Science Museum
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    4.0
    9 Reviews
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    Akita Pref. Nikahoshi Hirasawa Takarada 4-1
    This is a science museum located along the Ushuhamakaido road in Hirasawa Takarada, Nikaho city. The museum hosts a memorial hall dedicated to Kenzo Saito, who discovered industrial uses for the magnetic iron-oxide derived substance ferrite and founded TDK, as well as to his supporter Teiichi Yamazaki. They also have displays in magnetism, and a research workshop with experiment area supervised by Denjiro Yonemura.

    科学的なあれこれを息子に体験させようと訪問。 有料なのでシビアに見てやろうと思っていたが、コンテンツは豊富で飽きずに居られる。動作が微妙な物もあるが、終盤にはでんじろうプロダクションがプロデュースしたコンテンツ群で、楽しい印象でフィニッシュできる。展示室最後のボルダリングは科学ではないと思うが、息子は運動もたっぷりできて満足していたし、定期入場券購入も検討する。

  • Akita Tsuchizaki Minato History Densho
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    4.0
    8 Reviews
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    Akita Akita-shi Tsuchizakiminatonishi 3-10-27

    土崎地区で行われる曳山行事と、WW2末期の土崎空襲についての展示が行われている資料館です。迫力ある曳山についての展示と、戦争の爪痕。一見無関係にみえる二つの要素が、かつての土崎湊の繁栄という要素において関連していることが感じ取れます。

  • Kitaakita City Ani Culture and History Museum
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    4.0
    7 Reviews
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    Akita Kita-akita-shi Ani Ginzan Shimoshinmachi 41-22
    A museum that opened in 1986 to teach the world about the history of Ani, a town that prospered due to mining. In addition to the copper pyrite excavated from Ani Mine there are also examples of iron pyrite, galena, and quartz drawn from the mine. Also on display are tools used in the mine, illustrations of what it was like to work in the mine during the Edo period (in picture scrolls), special Ani Namisen coins that could only be used in the mine, a survey report of the mine conducted by German engineer Mezger, a details of the miner mutual support system (buddy system).

    かつて操業していた阿仁鉱山についての資料館です。外国人技師の住宅として使用されていた建物も保存されており、興味深く見学できました。訪問時は外装工事中で建物がよく見えなかったのは少し残念でした。

  • Akita International Dahlia Garden
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    4.0
    6 Reviews
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    Akita Pref. Akitashi Yuwamyouhou Nukaduka 21
    This botanical garden is located approximately a three -minute drive from Akita Airport. Visitors can appreciate the 700 different types of Dahlia grown by Mr Washizawa, a cultivator of dahlia. Dahlia are also sold at this location. The garden is open from around August to November every year. Additionally, there are nearby tourist facilities such as restaurants, local product stores and a cheese shop.

    10月に、17日間の東北旅行をしてきました。計画中に、秋田に「秋田国際ダリア園」という日本有数のダリア園があることを知りました。私たちが秋田市のあたりに滞在する10月の中旬は、ちょうどダリアが咲きそろう時期でもあったんです。 場所は、秋田空港のすぐ南側のなだらかな丘陵地帯にありました。園内には、日本を代表するダリア育種家の鷲澤氏が育てた、およそ700種、7,000株ものダリアが、ちょうど見ごろ...

  • Yokote Masuda Manga Museum
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    Akita Pref. Yokoteshi Masudamachimasuda Shinmachi 285
    This is Japan's first full-fledged manga museum, located inside Masuda Fureai Plaza in Masuda Town, Yokote City. They showcase work by Masuda-native manga artist Takao Yaguchi as well as original pictures of manga by artists from Japan and overseas. They also run special exhibits, talks by manga artists, and book signings periodically. The museum is closed for renovations until April, 2019.
  • Kosaka Town Municipal Museum Kyodokan
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    3.5
    4 Reviews
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    Akita Pref. Kadunogunkosakamachi Kosaka Nakamaeda 48-1
    Learn about the history of the Kosaka mines at this museum, which has a rich collection of cultural artifacts on display and introduces the history of Lake Towada, the natural scenery of Kosaka Town, and more using graphs, photos, and dioramas. Outdoors, there’s also a steam locomotive guest car that carried Emperors Chichibu no Miya and Takamatsu no Miya. It’s about two minutes by car from the Kosaka Interchange on the Tohoku Expressway.

    小坂鉱山事務所とあわせて見学。入館無料です。小坂鉱山の歴史や暮らしが常設展示されていて、興味深かったです。屋外展示も充実しています。

  • Odate Folk Museum
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    3.5
    3 Reviews
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    Akita Odate-shi Shakanai Shishigamori 1
    This museum is located in Shishigamori Shakanai, Odate City. Making use of the former Prefectural Odate Higashi Senior High School building, the museum contains exhibits on the nature, history, folk customs, and industries of Odate. There's also an adjoining exhibition room displaying magewappa bentwood boxes, a traditional area craft; and a children's science center where kids can learn about science hands-on.

    タイトル通りです。あまり印象に残っていません。何もないので大館は好きなのですが、逆にそれだけ。ただ、コンビニなどは普通にあるので不便でもないです。

  • Ishida Rose Garden
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    Akita Odate-shi Sannomaru 10
    A rose garden in Sannomaru, Odate City. It was the garden of Hirohide Ishida (and then donated to the city), a politician from Akita and Odate City's first honorary citizen, and houses nearly 500 varieties of roses. It's home to the Odate Rose Festival every June and October. Along with the festivals they also hold various events including park illuminations and rose contests.
  • Akita Museum of Art
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    Akita Pref. Akitashi Nakadori 1-4-2
    This art museum located in the Nakadori district of Akita Prefecture’s Akita City opened in 1967. It moved to its present location in 2013, and was redesigned by architect Tadao Ando. The museum stores and exhibits numerous famous artworks, though the bulk of its collection is from 1930s Western-style painter Tsuguharu Foujita. Sights to see include the more than 20-meter long mural “Annual Events in Akita.” The unique architecture is a must-see, featuring elements such as a spiral stairway without any supports and a pond that looks out towards Senshu Park.
  • TDK History Miraikan
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    Akita Nikaho Hirasawa Gashomen 15
    "TDK's headquarters, located in Nikaho City, Akita Prefecture, was founded in 1935 by Kenzo Saito, who succeeded in the industrialization of ferrite, a magnetic material. The TDK History Museum, which opened in 2005, was renovated on the occasion of the 80th anniversary of the company's founding, and a new ""Mirai Zone"" was established. Admission to the museum is free, and it has become a popular spot for tourists with parents and children."
  • Akita Museum of Modern Art
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    Akita Pref. Yokoteshi Akasaka Tomigasawa 62-46
    This museum was opened in 1994 in Yokote City, Akita Prefecture. It primarily exhibits modern works by Akita native or related artists. In addition, the Hi-Vision Gallery holds the museum's collection. The first floor has a Museum School offering regular lectures on art and many people participate.
  • Akita Prefectural Museum of Agricultural Science
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    Akita Pref. Daisenshi Uchiotomo Nakazawa 171-4
    Visitors to this science museum can learn about agriculture and the history of agriculture in Akita, as well as cultivation techniques. It also has exhibits relating to rice production in Akita. The museum is fully equipped with tropical greenhouses, vineyards, orchards and lawns. There are also events such as the Agricultural Science Festival and the Autumn Thanksgiving Festival, which have performances and food samples. The museum draws large crowds, especially local people, on these days.

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Famed for its sake and samurai, Akita prefecture offers quintessential Japanese culture in a non-touristy setting. Alongside the celebrated rice paddies and historical sites of the region lies dramatic natural scenery in the form of the rugged coastline of the Oga Peninsula and the Dakigaeri Gorge, best visited in autumn, when the leaves begin to change color.

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