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Valley Spots in Akita Area

  • Dakigaeri Gorge
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    Akita Pref. Sembokushi Kakunodatemachi ツキ Tazawako
    This picturesque spot is also known as Tohoku’s Yabakei. They say the name, meaning “returned embrace,” comes from the trails so narrow, two people couldn’t pass “without embracing.” It’s now designated part of Tazawako Dakigaeri Prefectural Natural Park. With its well-maintained trails, waterfalls of various size, and brilliant red suspension bridge, it offers a variety of pleasures. Currently, the trail is closed past Mikaeri Falls due to fallen rocks. In addition. the trails are closed every year from late November to late April due to heavy snow.
  • Soya Gorge
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    Iwami, Akita-shi, Akita-ken, Kawanobe cho
    Soya Gorge is up the Iwamigawa River. Among the cliffs that look like folding screens you can see spectacular sights of mountain cherry blossoms in the spring, fresh greenery in the summer, and autumnal colors in the fall. Up river is Funoshi-no-taki Waterfall, a scenic shot that is iconic of Okuzashiki.
  • Oyasukyo Gorge
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    Akita Pref. Yuzawashi Minase Field etc.
    This is a roughly eight kilometer long valley in Kurikoma Quasi-National Park, in Yuzawa City, Akita Prefecture. It offers views of various waterfalls, including Fudo-no-taki and Yakushi-no-taki. It's also famous for its fall leaf viewing, and its well-maintained trails make it a popular sightseeing spot. You can find Oyasukyo Onsen upstream, as well.
  • Oyasukyo Daifunto
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    Akita Pref. Yuzawashi Minase Aratokoro
    Oyasukyo is a famous spot in Kurikoma Quasi-National Park, in Yuzawa City, Akita Prefecture. Located in a valley at 60 meter elevation, this hot spring is set apart by the boiling water and steam bubbling forth from bare rock. With its well-maintained trails, you can get a close look at the layers of bedrock holding back intense natural heat, with cracks letting out clouds of steam and hot water. It's also famous for its fall leaf viewing, and its popular sightseeing spot equipped with parking areas.
  • Mase Valley Sanjugama
    Travel / Tourism
    Akita Yamamoto-gun Happocho
  • Sanzugawa-Keikoku Valley
    Travel / Tourism
    Akita Yuzawa-shi
  • Komata Valley
    Travel / Tourism
    Akita Kita-akita-shi Moriyoshi
  • Shirataki
    Travel / Tourism
    Akita Pref. Yamamoto County Happo Town Hachimori Teranoushirokawamukai
  • Fujisatokyo
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    Akita Pref. Yamamoto County Fujisato Town Kasuge Hakke
  • Rokugo Yumizugun
    Travel / Tourism
    Akita Pref. Sembokugunmisatochou Rokugou District
  • Otonomizu
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    Travel / Tourism
    Akita Pref. Yamamotogunhappouchou Hachimori Otonomizu 72-4

    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.

  • Oyu Taki Meguri
    Travel / Tourism
    Akita Kazuno-shi Towadaoyu
  • Chadatenoshimizu
    Travel / Tourism
    Akita Pref. Sembokushi Tazawakotazawa Numata
  • Nakadakishinrin Therapy Road
    Travel / Tourism
    Akita Pref. Kadunoshi Towadaoyu Shirasawa 45-1
  • Yuze Valley Shinrin Therapy Road
    Travel / Tourism
    Akita Pref. Kadunoshi Hachimantai Yuze
  • Chikaramizu
    Travel / Tourism
    Akita Pref. Yuzawashi Furudate Mt.
  • Daira Valley Natural Akita Sugibayashi
    Travel / Tourism
    Akita Yamamoto-gun

Akita Main 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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