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  • Gono Line Resort Shirakami
    Travel / Tourism
    Akita prefecture (Akita station) - Aomori prefecture (Hirosaki station/Aomori station)
    All seats are reserved seats on this resort train that passes between Akita and Aomori. Not only can you enjoy the views of the Shirakami Mountains on the Gono Line connecting Aomori’s Kawabe Station to Akita’s Higashi-Noshiro Station, you can enjoy sightseeing while testing out the local cuisine at each station. Each train is worth seeing, as they have decorations befitting their names— “beech”, “blue pond”, and “black woodpecker” —on the interior and exterior.
  • Tsuchida Ranch
    Travel / Tourism
    Akita Pref. Nikahoshi Baba Toushiyama 4-6
    This guest ranch is located in Nikaho Highland at the foot of Mt. Chokai. About 180 Jersey cattle graze in the wide sweep of the pasture. The adjoining “Midori no Milk House” offers fresh Jersey cow milk, ice cream, toast with cheese, and other delectable treats. At the “St. Bernard House,” you can also interact with St. Bernards, huskies, goats, rabbits, and other animals.
  • Lake Tazawa Excursion Ship
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    4.0
    10 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Akita Pref. Sembokushi Tazawakotazawa Haruyama 148
    The Lake Tazawa Excursion Ship takes visitors on a ride over Japan’s deepest lake to see its Gozaishi stone, the Tatsuko Statue, and more sights. The 25 minute cruise departs from Katajiri and runs April 26–November 5. The legend of Princess Tatsuko is played onboard during the trip to add to the Lake Tazawa’s mythical atmosphere. It’s about 11 minutes’ drive from JR Tazawako Station.

    高速遊覧船で田沢湖一周してもらえます。 魚に餌をあげることもできるので子供は喜ぶと思います。 日本一の深さの田沢湖ならではの水の色、キレイです。

  • Kosaka Railroad Railpark
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    4.0
    29 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Akita Pref. Kadunogunkosakamachi Kosakakouzan Furukawa 20-9
    Kosaka Railroad Railpark is a railway theme park developed using a disused railway station. The station originally formed part of a mine railway built to serve the Kosaka Mine, which at one point had a higher annual output than any other mine in Japan. The station buildings appear exactly the same as they did when the railway was still in the use, and carefully-restored locomotives and rolling stock are on display. There are rail-bikes and tourist railcars, enabling visitors to enjoy a unique railway experience. Accommodation is available in the “Blue Train Akebono” sleeper cars parked in the station area.

    本物のディーゼル機関車の運転体験ができます。機関士さんのからマスコンやブレーキの操作法について簡単な実地での説明を受けたら、エンジンを始動。レールパーク行内の線路約100メートルを往復します。なにせ約50トンの従量がある本物のディーゼル機関車だけにマスコンを操作しエンジンが吹き上がるとものすごい迫力を感じます。減速・停止の操作はブレーキをかけてから実際に制動がかかるまでのタイムラグが大きくなかなか...

  • Kita Akita City Kumakuma Park
    Travel / Tourism
    Akita Pref. Kitakitashi Aniutsutou Chen Location 1-39
    This is a bear-only zoo in Aza-Jinba, Aniutto, Kitaakita City. You can get up close to the brown bears and Asian black bears raised in the park. In addition to feeding and other activities, they have baby bear petting events. Tours are reservation-only from December to March.
  • Rest Village Nyuto Onsenkyo
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    3.5
    13 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Akita Pref. Sembokushi Tazawakobonai Komagatake 2-1
    Rest Village Nyuto Onsenkyo offers a taste of Akita home style cooking in the midst of a wide beech forest. It offers a wide variety of activities to try while enjoying the changing beauty of the seasons. Come experience truly memorable nature with one of the many memorable activities, including Akita Komagatake nature observation climbing in Akita Komagatake mountains, star and moon watching with astronomical telescopes, making a flower vase from Akita cedar or other wood as well as beech forest walking, and more. They also have hot spring baths with two different water types.

    A great place to enjoy the local udon noodles. Price was reasonable. There arent many other restaurants in the area, so this is a good choice. Lovely staff. Located within the hotel. The gift...

  • Kagaya Orchard
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Akita Katagami-shi Tenno Shimode To 1-1
    An orchard in Shimodeto, Tenno, Katagami City. The orchard is open from late August to late November and depending on season you can enjoy picking grapes, Asian pears, apples, or kiwi fruits. Located within the orchard is a shop that sells fruit as well as vegetables and rice.
  • Kagaya Farm
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Akita Katagami-shi Tenno Bonumadai 254-2
    A fruit farm located in Bonuma-dai, Tenno, Katagami City. The farm cultivates grapes, Japanese pears, and European pears. Open from late August through early November, visitors can enjoy picking a variety of seasonal fruits. The farm also sells its fruits direct via an adjoining farm stand.
  • Sanroku-en Orchard
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Akita Kazuno-shi
    An apple orchard along National Route 103 in Shirasawa, Towada-oyu, Kazuno City. From late September to early November you can enjoy apple picking with all sorts of varieties of apples available. The orchard also features a fishing pond where you can catch fish such as char.

    大湯温泉から十和田湖に抜ける国道沿いにあるので、すぐわかります。私は食事に寄っただけですが、イワナやニジマスのいる釣り堀があり、値段も手ごろで、家族で行けば楽しいのではと思います。その場で焼いてもらって食べることができ、ごはんやみそ汁をセットにすることもできます。

  • Jinguji Tourist Orchard
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Akita Daisen-shi Jinguji Fukushima 48-1
    A fruit farm situated on Prefectural Route 67 in Fukushima, Jinguji, Daisen City. The farm offers fruit picking and farm-direct sales of cherries from the beginning of June to early August as well as blueberries, grapes, and other fruits when in season. The farm also has chestnut gathering, mushroom hunting, and edible wild plant hunting activities.
  • Oga Glass Bottom Boat Cruises
    Travel / Tourism
    Akita Oga-shi Kitauranyudozaki Konbu Ura 2
    These glass bottom boat tours leave from the beach under the Nyudozaki Lighthouse on the northwestern tip of the Oga Peninsula. A fun and easy way to see the Oga seafloor, the 30-minute roundtrip tours visit the reefs offshore as well as Mizu Island. Customers rave about the up-close views you can enjoy of the plants and fish found here. The best time to come is in the summer when the waters are at their clearest.
  • Taihei Lake Pleasure Boat
    Travel / Tourism
    Akita Kita-akita-shi
    A pleasure boat cruise that runs from June 1st to October 31st. Taihei Lake, created by the completion of Moriyoshi Dam, is an artificial lake with a circumference of 30 kilometers, an area of 195 hectares, and a depth of 58 meters. While in season between 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. you can take one hour guided trips to the hidden Komata Gorge. You can enjoy the spectacular scenery especially as the leaves change in the autumn.
  • Yuri Kogen Railway
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    4.0
    30 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Akita Yurihonjo-shi Yashimamachi Nanokamachi Hane Zaka 21-2
    "This tourist railway was born as a civic entity in order to take over the Japan National Railways Yashima Line in 1985. Extending from Yashima Station to Ugo-Honjo Station in Yurihonjo City, Akita Prefecture, the railway line is 23 kilometers long. Trains can be chartered or and there's also a ""cycle train"" service which you can bring your bicycle onto. (Be aware that ""cycle trains"" operate in fixed areas and at fixed times.) The railway operates an abundant variety of trains; customers rave in particular about the children's space on the Nakayoshi Koyoshi train."

    おすすめは1日午前1往復おはこの格好をしたアテンダントさん乗車の電車です。平日午前中にもかかわらず、団体客も含めかなり混雑していました。

  • Sato Bokujo
    Travel / Tourism
    Akita Kazuno-shi
  • Dream Hill Bokujo
    Travel / Tourism
    Akita Pref. Daisenshi Nangai Okuromori 90-21
  • Chokai Kogen Hanadate Bokujo Park
    Travel / Tourism
    Akita Yurihonjo-shi Yashimamachi
  • Yuri Kogen Fureai Nojo
    Travel / Tourism
    Akita Yurihonjo-shi
  • Daisenshieisasakurahoubokujou
    Travel / Tourism
    Akita Pref. Daisenshi Jinguji Sasakura 1-2
  • Sotohata Bokujo
    Travel / Tourism
    Akita Yokote Masudamachi Saruhannai
  • Nabegasawa Bokujo
    Travel / Tourism
    Akita

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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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