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Akita

3.2
Gardens · Specialty Museums · Landmarks
The coastal city of Akita has gained a wider reputation for its Kanto Matsuri, or "pole lantern festival," where skilled performers balance long bamboo poles on their foreheads with glowing paper lanterns attached to the end. The lanterns have become a symbol of this city, which prides itself on its folk heritage. Beyond this event, the main attraction of Akita remains its scenery, with a great diversity of lakes, coastal areas lit by colorful sunsets, and temple-covered mountains. When using our Japan trip itinerary maker, you're building your holiday based on your own interests, visitor reviews, and the informed opinions of our well-traveled writers.
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Popular things to do in Akita

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Garden
Senshu Park
3.9
Duration: 1 hour
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Art Museum
Akita Museum Of Art
3.7
Duration: 1 hour
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Architectural Building
Michi-no-Eki Akita Port
3.6
Duration: 1 hour
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Castle
Kubota Castle
3.4
Duration: 1 hour

Side trips from Akita

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Neighborhood
Samurai District Semboku
4.1
Duration: 1 hour
Water Body
Lake Tazawa Semboku
4.0
Duration: 2 hours
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Architectural Building
Koiwai Farm Shizukuishi-cho
3.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Onsen Resort
Onsen Resorts Semboku
3.8
Duration: 1 hour

Hidden gems in Akita

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Zoo
Omoriyama Zoo
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
Specialty Museum
Akita Akarenga Kyodokan
3.2
Duration: 1 hour
Observation Deck
Port Tower Selion
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min
Spa
Hana-no-Yu Akita
5.0
Duration: 1 hour

Museums in Akita

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Specialty Museum
Akita city Minzoku Geinou Densho-kan
3.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
History Museum
Katsuhira Tokushi Memorial
4.4
Duration: 1 hour
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Specialty Museum
Mining Museum of Akita University
4.2
Duration: 1 hour
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History Museum
The Satake Historical Material Museum
3.3
Duration: 1 hour

Historic Sites in Akita

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Historic Site
Kaneko House
3.2
Duration: 1 hour
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Religious Site
Seitai Hoshikai
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Castle
The Ruins of Akita Castle
3.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Religious Site
Iyataka Shrine
3.3
Duration: 1 hour

Shopping in Akita

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Flea Market
Akita Public Market
2.1
Duration: 1 hour
Shopping Mall
Akita Station Building Topico
3.4
Duration: 30 minutes
Gift & Specialty Shop
Akita Kensanhin Plaza
4.1
Duration: 1 hour
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Shopping Mall
Aeon Mall Akita
3.6
Duration: 1 hour

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