Spots in Mt. Chokai / Yokote Area

  • Akita Furusato Village
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    4.0
    86 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Akita Pref. Yokoteshi Akasaka Tomigasawa 62-46
    Akita Furusato Village kamakuland is a theme park for any weather consisting of a variety of facilities such as Starry sky expedition Museum SPACIA, the largest planetarium in the Tohoku region where visitors can enjoy exploring the starry sky, the Wonder Castle featuring trick art and a variety of play equipment, as well as the Industrial Arts Exhibition Hall of Akita traditional crafts, and the Akita Museum of Modern Art. The facility includes a studio where visitors can experience making homemade items and learn while playing. At the home cooking hall, you can also enjoy local cuisine and gourmet.

    This place is a dream for families! Lots to see and do, both indoor and out, we visited in the Summer however there would be plenty to do in winter when the weather is colder. Kamakuland is about an...

  • Roadside Station Iwaki (Shimashiki Fishing Port Park Iwaki Island Park)
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    4.0
    37 Reviews
    Transportation
    Akita Pref. Yurihonjoushi Iwakiuchimichikawa Shintsurugata 192-43
    This roadside station is along National Route 7. The restaurant and Iwaki Onsen Minato no Yu offer views of the Sea of Japan with your meal and bath, and are popular with tourists and locals alike. The low-brow cuisine Honjo Ham Fry Burger is a popular dish you can only get here! This spot is famous for views of the sunset over the Sea of Japan.

    海にせり出した道があり、夕日の時間帯はそこにカップルらしき人がちょくちょくいます。温泉がやすくておすすめです。

  • Yokote Fureai Center Kamakura Hall
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    4.0
    53 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Akita Pref. Yokoteshi Chuoumachi 8-12
    This is a general purpose facility next to Yokote City Office in Chuo Town, Yokote City. There are a local specialty shop and concert hall inside. They have displays on Yokote traditional kamakura igloo making, and in the kamakura room there's a real Yokote snow-made kamakura igloo on display year-round.

    This museum is very small, but a great opportunity to experience the Kamakura if you are not in the season. The people at the reception door was very friendly.

  • Oku Oyasu Valley Oyu Onsen Abe Ryokan
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    4.5
    40 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Akita Pref. Yuzawashi Minase Oyasuokuyama National Forest 34
    This off-the-beaten-track hot spring inn and its unspoiled natural setting is about two hours by car from Furukawa Interchange. It has a long history and retains its traditional atmosphere. It's a great spot to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and get in touch with the calm of nature and the seasons. Drop by for a break and try one of their four kinds of baths. They also have a natural river bath that's open between July and September. It's a clear simple sulfur spring that wells up from the riverbed that they block to form a pool, letting you soak and take in the expanse of the great outdoors.

    It’s take a train ride to Yuzawa Stn in Akita, followed by a bus ride to Oyasu Onsen to be picked up by the Ryokan bus. It’s remote (Hitou list of remote ryokans) but well worth the visit. Rooms are...

  • Yuri Kogen Railway
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    4.0
    35 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."

    A slight not to be missed. Recommended to all visitors. People are very helpful when lost in this place. There are not shy to help even with their limited English. Clean, orderly and well maintained.

  • Sato Yosuke Main Shop
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    4.0
    62 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Akita Pref. Yuzawashi Inaniwachou Inaniwa 80
    The Sato Yosuke Flagship shop was founded in 1860, controls every step of the process meticulously, from ingredient selection to shipping, and manages everything in-house for their Inaniwa Dried Udon. At the Flagship Store, not only can you try the shop's products on-site off their full menu, you can also watch the master makers at work on a tour of the factory. There is also an attached tourist information center and shop selling Akita specialties.

    おうどん好きにはたまらない、佐藤養助さんのおうどん。 初めて来た時は冷たいおうどん、今回は期間限定の比内地鶏のスープの小鍋仕立てのつけ麺。 いずれも気が利いていてとても良かったです。帰りは必ずおうどんを買って帰ります。ここにはレストランで使われているおうどんが市場の半額で売られています。 工場見学もいいですよ〜

  • Kanmanji Temple
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    4.0
    19 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Akita Pref. Nikahoshi Kisakatamachi Kisakatajima 2
    This temple is located in Kisakata-machi, Nikaho City. It is a Soto sect Buddhist temple whose principle object of worship is Shakamunibutsu. It is famous as a temple which has been visited by literati for a very long time, and inside the temple grounds, there is a statue of Basho and haiku writings in his travel’s jounal, Oku no Hosomichi. It is also famous for what are known as the seven wonders of Kanmonji Temple, such as the well of ghostly appearances and the camellia that cry at night.

    芭蕉の奥の細道の旅で、最北の町にある、象潟の名刹です。芭蕉も、能因も、西行も訪れました。文学好き、歴史好きは必見のお寺です。境内にさまざま由緒のあるものがありますが、参道の松並木もいいです。

  • Akita Museum of Modern Art
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    3.5
    19 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    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.

    伊藤若冲展を観に伺いました。 京都にある細見美術館のコレクション展です。 流行りに関心がない為、おかしな意地から、今まで素通りしていた伊藤若冲の作品を観覧しました。大変良かったです。細見コレクションの所蔵品もセンスが良く、京都に行きたくなりました。 さて、秋田県では、これまたもちろん貴重な大型美術館です。 都内と比べると、もちろん劣るし小さいし、じっくりみても1時間以内で収まります。展覧会に...

  • Tsuchida Ranch
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    4.0
    15 Reviews
    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.

    残念ながら牛を見ることはできませんが、ヤギや馬、羊などいろいろな動物と触れ合えます。飲むヨーグルトやソフトクリーム、あとフランクフルトが美味しかったです。 一面空と山なので、天気のいい日はとてもいい景色を堪能できます。のんびりゆっくりしたいときにおススメです!

  • The Shirase Antarctic Expedition Memorial Museum
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    4.0
    13 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Akita Pref. Nikahoshi Kurokawa Iwagata 15-3
    This museum is dedicated to the memory of Lieutenant Nobu Shirase, who came from what is now Nikaho City, and who led the first Japanese expedition to reach the Antarctic. Information on Lieutenant Nobu Shirase’s personal background and valuable memorabilia on the Antarctic expedition team are on display in the museum. There is also a life-sized play ship modeled on the ship “Kainanmaru” used for exploring the Antarctic situated outside in the museum’s Antarctic Park.

    秋田県にかほ市にある日本人で初めて南極探検に挑んだ冒険家の白瀬矗(しらせ...

  • Ryozeki Shuzo
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    4.0
    11 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Akita Pref. Yuzawashi Maemori 4-3-18
    This sake brewery was founded in 1874. It makes Ryozeki Nihonshu using the famous Chikaramizu water that flows from the Mt. Kurikoma mountain system. A tour of the sake brewery is available with a reservation, and tasting is also possible in the sales corner. In addition, there is a Brewery Tour Commemoratory Sake, which can only be purchased in the brewery, that is also very popular.

    Hard to visit sake breweries if you are not part of a guided tour. I am not into sake but I hit this area as it was near my hotel in Yuzawa and I was finished traveling for the day. The lady at the...

  • Gosannen War Kanazawa Archives
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    4.0
    10 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Akita Yokote Kanezawa Nakano Negoya 102-4
    A museum located along National Route 13 in Negoya, Kanezawa-nakano , Yokote City. It's in the Kanezawa region which was the ancient battlefield of the Gosannen War during the later part of the Heian Period (794-1185). Their collection is made of materials related to the Gosannen War including a series of pictorials describing the state of the battle. Also on display are treasured items from Kanezawa Hachimangu shrine and artifacts from nearby archaeological digs including the Otoriiyama Ruins, a nationally designated historical site.

    多少でも歴史に興味があるなら近くに行ったらぜひ訪れてみてください。金沢公園(金沢柵)、沼の柵も一緒に。値段の割には良い資料館だと思います。後三年の役がメインですが、佐竹義重公の甲冑も展示されています。

  • Herb World Akita
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    3.5
    10 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Akita Pref. Yurihonjoushi Nishimemachinumata Shinmichishita 490-5
    This is a herb garden in Numata Shinmichi-shita Nishime-machi, Yurihonjo City. The garden boasts of a total area of 20,000 square meters, and grows about 250 varieties of herbs from all over the world. You can see all kinds of flowering herbs in season, including lavender, and they sell all kinds of herb-related goods. There's also a restaurant serving herbal teas, and a workshop where you can try making crafts and soaps.

    国道7号線から海岸方向に1本入ったところにあります、秋田市内からは車で1時間ほど、無料の高速道路でもいけますが海岸線を見ながらのんびり国道で向うのがおすすめです。 ハーブワールドに入ると売店とレストランがまずあります。 ハーブを使った商品が多いせいかほんのりといい匂い。 6月中旬に訪れましたが色とりどりの花がきれいに咲いていました。

  • Children's Ferrite and Science Museum
    Leisure / Hobbies
    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.
  • Roadside Station Kisakata Nemu no Oka
    Transportation
    Akita Pref. Nikahoshi Kisakatamachi Oshiokoshi 73-1
    Located along National Route 7, this is among the largest roadside stations in the Tohoku area. In addition to the local product hall and restaurant, there is a day-trip hot spring and the Ashihotto foot bath, and many other travel facilities. And not only is there an observation deck on the sixth floor, there's an observation hot spring on the fourth, Chokai no Yu, with a view from the baths of the Sea of Japan year round. There's a banquet hall for large groups, making it a big draw for tour groups.
  • Yojiro Ishizaka Memorial Hall
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    3.5
    8 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Akita Yokote Saiwaicho 2-10
    A memorial hall located along Prefectural Route 272 in Saiwai-cho, Yokote City. On display are materials related to novelist Yojiro Ishizaka who worked as a teacher in the Yokote area for nearly 13 years. The building itself is built to resemble a townhouse and storehouse from the early Showa Period.

    日本の高度成長期に活躍なさった、横手市輩出の偉人。よねや医師町店のそばにあって、場所も分かり易いと思います。青い山脈は帰りにブックオフに行って買いました。

  • Masuda Tourism and Product Sales Center Kura no Eki
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    4.0
    5 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Akita Pref. Yokoteshi Masudamachimasuda Nakamachi 103
    This shop is the primary place to find local products from Masuda town in Yokote City, Akita Prefecture. They have apple and apple products, Japanese sweets, dried mochi and more, including miso and local sake. The building itself was donated to Yokote City by the Ishida family, who were highly active in the city's metal trade, and the Uchigura-area in the back is open to the public.

    東北旅行を計画する際「町歩き」テーマに行先を選びました。公共交通機関を唯一の移動手段とする身には、ちょっと行きずらい場所ですが、行って正解です。ここでもらった地図を頼りに素敵な散策を楽しみました・

  • Yashio Rest Forest Park Campground
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    4.0
    5 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Akita Yurihonjo-shi Higashi Yuri Tashiro Sawanaka 41-6
    A place for rest and relaxing where visitors can easily enjoy the great outdoors sprawling around Mt. Yashio. The sites of the park's modern auto campground are outfitted with electrical outlets. Other facilities include an outdoor square with an outdoor stage; kids playground; and a management office with coin-operated showers and washing machines.

    黄桜まつりが開催されているとGWに行ってみましたが、ゴルフ場の受付でまだ咲いてないと言われてがっかり。奥の方に桜が見えたので行ってみると、ダムの回りを取り囲むように満開の桜が一面に咲いていました。ダム湖の湖面と青空、残雪の八塩岳を背景に、予想外の素晴らしい花見ができました。好天にも関わらず、花見客は少なく、山菜を取りに来ている人達程度のので、車はどこにも駐車できました。穴場の花見場所です。

  • Kuidoraku Main Shop
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    3.5
    36 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Akita Pref. Yokoteshi Maegouichibanchou 7-18
    This Yokote yakisoba noodle shop sells over 100,000 servings a year. The shop has counter and floor seating and private rooms for up to 40 customers, and in addition to Yokote yakisoba they offer other low-brow and izakaya Japanese pub-style cuisine. Their main product, Yokote yakisoba, is made with thick, chewy noodles and topped with an egg sunny side up.

    Yokote fried soba, top 4 year 2015, and 6x having top 4 award, continuous 3 year recently having this award. I order thier last year award winning dish beef fried soba, taste like Chinese Hokkien...

  • Iwaki Onsen Minato no Yu
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    4.0
    4 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Akita Yurihonjo-shi Iwaki Uchimichikawa Niitsuru Kata 192-43
    A day-use hot spring bathhouse located in Roadside Station Iwaki Island Park. Enjoy the strong sodium chloride salt spring while gazing out at the vast sea. The spring water is said to aid with wounds, burns, chronic skin diseases, chronic gynecological disorders, sensitivity to cold, sickly or weak children, and recovery from fatigue. With large indoor baths, saunas, cold water baths, bubble baths, and outside baths you can easily relax and spend some time here.

    道の駅岩城にある立ち寄り温泉施設です。日本海沿岸なので夕陽が沈むのを鑑賞し、温泉に浸かって疲れを癒しました。

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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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