Mountain Spots in Akita Area

  • Mt, Futatsumori
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    Akita Yamamoto-gun Happocho
    A mountain that spans Fujisato Town, Akita Prefecture, and Ajigasawa Town, Aomori Prefecture. It stands almost 1087 meters tall and is also called Mt. Tomaridake. It features a wealth of nature including an old growth Japanese beech forest and when blessed with good weather from the summit you can see the mountains of the Shirakami mountain region as well as the Sea of Japan and the Oga Peninsula.
  • Mt. Kanpu
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    Akita Pref. Ogashi Wakimototominaga Kampuzan
    This gentle 355 meter tall composite volcano is famed for its scenery. It has a number of sights, like Oni no Kakuresato, a rock hill said to be home to Namahage; a spring water area known for its purity, and waterfall headwaters. The peak has an observation facility and the fourth floor rotating observatory offers a panoramic view taking in the Oga Peninsula’s beaches, Mt. Chokai, the Shirakami-Sanchi, and Ogata village. The mountain is girded with Chinese silver grass from the middle section to the peak, and in in Autumn the grass glitters silver-white in the sun for a mystical spectacle.
  • Akita Mt. Komagatake
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    Akita Pref. Sembokushi Tazawakobonai Komagatake
    This is a 1,637meter tall active volcano in Hachimantai National Park in Semboku City, Akita Prefecture. Famed as a treasure house alpine plants, and during the popular blossom season around late June, you can see swathes of flowers like komakusa (Dicentra peregrine) and takane-sumire (viola crassa Makino). The scenery of Mt. Chokai and Mt. Iwate from the peak is also quite popular.
  • Mt. Moriyoshi
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    Akita ken Hokutaka-shi
    This is an approx. 1,454 meter high mountain in Kitaakita City, Akita Prefecture. The highest areas offer views of alpine flowers like shiraneaoi (glaucidium palmatum) and hinazakura cherry. Chosen as one of Japan's 100 Best Flower Mountains, it's very popular with climbers in the blossom season. There is also a very popular gondola to the peak.
  • Mt. Tomeyama
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    Akita Yamamoto-gun Happocho Hachimori
    "A mountain located in Hachimori, Happo Town, Yamamoto County, Akita Prefecture. The mountain's name, which literally translates to ""Stop Mountain,"" is said to be derived from an order to stop lumbering on the mountain. In order to preserve the area's fountainhead, it has been protected since the Edo period, and even today visitors can take in the area's natural beech forest. Situated not even 200 meters above sea level, and with a walking path, it's easy for visitors to enjoy trekking here, but a local guide is required to climb the actual mountain."
  • Mt.Mitake
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    Akita Yokote-shi
  • Mt.Shinzan
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    Akita Oga-shi
  • Chikushi Mori
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    Akita Akita-shi Kawabe Sannai Sunagobuchi
  • Mt.Himegadake
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    Akita Kita-akita-shi
  • Maruyama
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    Akita Yamamoto-gun Mitanecho
  • Mt.Yaotome
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    Akita Daisen-shi
  • Mt.Ryugamori
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    Akita Kita-akita-shi
  • Mt.Takao
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    Akita Akita-shi
  • Mt.Wagadake
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    Iwate
  • Mt.Nakadake
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    Iwate
  • Mt.Boju
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    Akita
  • Mt.Hinoto
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    Akita
  • Mt.Yashio
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    Akita
  • Mt.Honzan
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    Akita
  • Mt.Toko
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    Akita

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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