Sightseeing Spot Spots in Akita Area

  • Otonomizu Spring
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    3.0
    16 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Akita Yamamoto-gun Happocho
    "A spring which wells up on the grounds of Roadside Station Hachimori situated along National Route 101 in Hachimori Town, Yamamoto County, Akita Prefecture. The spring's waters come from the Shirakami-Sanchi mountains. The spring's name literally translates to ""the Lord's Water"" and is derived from the fact that one of the lords of Tsugaru, stopping here while making the regular journey between his domain and the capital of Edo, praised the spring's flavor."

    Not a great place for food. We tried the ramen and it was pretty salty with not much character! The place is also quite run down.

  • Kawarage Jigoku
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    Akita Pref. Yuzawashi Takamatsu
    This is a roughly 800 meter high sacred land in Yuzawa City, Akita Prefecture. It's famous as one of Japan's 3 top sacred lands, along with Mt. Osore and Mt. Tateyama. It's marked by the steam billowing out of the exposed gray bedrock. The area draws lots of climbers, with the Kawarage Oyutaki falls and Doroyu Onsen.
  • Mototaki Fukuryusui Underflow
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    Akita Pref. Nikahoshi Kisakatamachihongou
    This 30 meter wide mini waterfall is a famous sightseeing area is in Kisakata-machi, Nikaho city. The moss covered rock and thundering waterfall create a truly mystical atmosphere. The spring at Mototaki Fukuryusui Underflow pumps about 50,000 tons of water a day, and since it flows year round, it offers a constant source of water for residents and farmers.
  • Hinokinaigawa-tsutsumi Riverbank Cherry Blossoms
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    Akita Pref. Sembokushi Kakunodatemachi Kitano , Large bath others
    This popular cherry blossom viewing spot is a National Site of Scenic Beauty. It runs for about two kilometers along the Hinokinai River from Nakagawara, Ogata, Kakunodate-machi, Senboku City to Kitano. The trees were planted in 1934 to celebrate the birth of the crown prince. They hold the Kakunodate Cherry Blossom Festival in spring when they illuminate the trees at night.
  • Tamagawa Shizen Kenkyu Road
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    Akita Pref. Sembokushi Tazawakotamagawa
    This nature study trail is in Towada Hachimantai National Park in Tamagawa, Tazawako, Senboku City. Visitors can view the source of Tamagawa Onsen, which produces about 9,000 liters of strongly acidic hot spring water per minute, the largest volume in Japan from a single site. You can also try a geothermally heated natural bedrock bath. You'll also find hokutolite there, a mineral containing radium that's formed by the hot springs. It's been designated a Special Natural Monument.
  • Gongen no Ooicho
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    Akita Prefecture Yamamoto-gun Fujisatomachi Tanaka 15
    This gingko tree, which is also known as the Tanaka-no-Oicho, is located in Tanaka, Fujikoto, Fujisato Town, Yamamoto County. The large tree, which is 25-meter-tall and has a circumference of 8.5 meters, is the sacred tree of the adjacent Tanaka Shrine. Legend has it that when the Buddhist monk Kukai visited the area, he stuck the chopsticks he used to eat his lunch in the ground they grew into the ginkgo tree. It has been designated as a Prefectural Natural Monument.
  • Nihon Kokkaen
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    Akita Pref. Minamiakitagunikawamachi Hamaikawa Nikai 102-1
    This famous park for cherry blossom-viewing is located in Minamiakita County, Akita Prefecture. There are approximately 200 different types of 2000 cherry trees covering a vast area of 40 hectares. A Sakura Festival is held here every year, and the park is beautifully decorated with illuminations during this period. In addition, there are rose gardens and flower gardens where visitors can view flowers such as rhododendrons, as well as lawns, tennis courts and a miniature golf course.
  • Hamada Shinrin Comprehensive Park (Bairin En)
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    Akita Akita-shi Hamada Inami Sawaji Nai
    "A park located in Inamisawa, Hamada, Akita City. Highlights include a plum grove planted with some 370 plum trees, a flowering tree grove primarily occupied by cherry trees, a fruiting tree grove, Japanese chestnut grove, and ""Tanjo no Mori"" forest where you can plant a tree to commemorate the birth of a child. Facilities include nature trails, tennis courts, a grass field surrounded by forest, and more."
  • Akinomiya Onsenkyo (Hot Springs Village) Autumn Colors
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    Akita Yuzawa-shi Akinomiya
    The changing autumn colors of Akinomiya Hot Spring Village which starts in late September and regularly runs until mid-October or early November. The surrounding area including Oyasukyo Gorge, Sanzugawa Valley, and Soyakyo Gorge and famous for their autumn colors. Oyasukyo Gorge is highly popular because of Oyasukyo Onsen Hot Spring where you can enjoy a soak in the bath while looking out at the gorge and the scenery.
  • Longitude-Latitude Crossing Point Monument
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    Akita Minamiakita-gun Ogatamura Nakano
    This famous location is the only place in Japan where the North Latitude 40 and East Longitude 140 lines intersect. A monument has been erected at the intersection point and you can feel the span of the earth. North Latitude 40 also intersects with Beijing, Naples, Madrid, and New York. East Longitude intersects with Khabarovsk, New Guinea, and Kingston. This is definitely a location that you should visit.
  • Hamanasu Art Wall
    Travel / Tourism
    Akita Noshiro-shi Omoriyama
    A spot where the breakwater for the Port of Noshiro is used as a canvas for wall murals and you can enjoy nearly 265 paintings that express a free way of thinking. At Noshiro's new famous art gallery you can enjoy paintings of such topics as the local specialty kites, the amazing castle-like Nebunagashi lanterns spread out like a picture scroll, and anime characters, all while blowing in the sea breeze.
  • Rokugo Yusui-gun (Spring waters of Rokugo)
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    Akita Senboku-gun Misato Cho Rokugo
    An area with many springs located in Misato Town, Senboku County, Akita Prefecture. Since ancient times, the area of the former town of Rokugo has been known for its abundant flow of clear spring water and has even been selected for inclusion in the Ministry of the Environment's Top 100 Famous Water list. Many springs still dot the area today and visitors can enjoy strolling from pond to pond.
  • Chatate no Shimizu
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    Akita Senboku-shi
    "A famous spring situated along National Route 341 in Numata, Tazawa, Tazawako, Senboku City. The spring's name, which literally translates to ""Tea-Making Spring,"" is derived from the fact that the lords of Akita Domain would use its waters to make delicious tea. Even today, many people come here to draw and drink its waters, and there's even an unmanned shop where visitors can purchase a PET bottle to take some spring water home with them. There's also a farmers marker opposite the spring on the other side of the road."
  • Chikara-mizu
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    Akita Yuzawa-shi Furudate Yama
    "This spring was selected for inclusion in the Ministry of the Environment's Top 100 Famous Water list in 1985 as well as the Ministry of Construction's list of the country's top 30 handmade local attractions in 1990. The waters of the spring were famously used to make the meals of the wealthy Satakeminami merchant family from 1620 to 1892. Drinking the waters is said to give one strength, and so a stone monument was erected at the spring with characters meaning ""Power Water."""
  • Akata no Daibutsu
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    4.5
    13 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Akita Yurihonjo-shi Akata Uwada Omote 115

    由利本荘に行くのに近くのおすすめで検索したら 出てきたので地元友人に聞いたら、行ったことない とのことで連れて行ってくれました ほんとうにわかりにくいところで大きい道路沿いは案内の看板が出ていました こっちかな〜?と丘を登って行くとそれらしき建物が、修復中なのかビニールに一部覆われていて、入れるのかな?と進むと大きな扉が、入れない?と 思ったら自分で引戸を開けるようで、古いし巨大で けっこう重いの...

  • Koibumi post
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    4.0
    5 Reviews
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    Akita Pref. Noshiroshi Futatsuimachikotsunagi

    If you send a letter through this post, itll be stamped with a special heart. Its a fun and unique way to send a souvenir to close ones (or to yourself) although you obviously have to have Japanese...

  • Tsuchida Family's Residence
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    4.5
    3 Reviews
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    Akita Yurihonjo-shi Yashimamachi Motomachi

    由利高原鉄道の終点、矢島駅から徒歩25分ほどの田んぼの中にある、古民家。周囲が田んぼで、農道ぞい、周囲は木々で囲まれているため、とてもわかりにくい場所です。徒歩で行くより、タクシー等で行かれることをおすすめします。現在も同じ敷地で、当主の方が住んでおられ、見学する際は、許可が必要です。また、不定休のため、事前の確認も必要かと思います。外観は茅葺きで農家というより、大庄屋風です。内部も重厚な造りで...

  • Hachitu Kamashikatakurigunseinosato
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    5.0
    1 Reviews
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    Akita Pref. Sembokushi Nishikichoukoyamada Yatsu District, Kamaashi district

    入り口で協力金を払い車で山に入ります。何箇所も群生地がありますが、今回はシーズン終わりかけで一部のみとのこと。それでも可憐に咲くカタクリを十分に楽しみました。

  • Notozannohokugennotubaki
    Travel / Tourism
    Akita Pref. Ogashi Funagawaminatotsubaki
  • Hinokiuchikawatsutsumino Yoshino cherry tree
    Travel / Tourism
    Akita Pref. Sembokushi Kakunodatemachikawaramachi

Akita Areas

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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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