11 days in Akita Prefecture Itinerary

11 days in Akita Prefecture Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Akita Prefecture visit planner

©
This plan was created by another user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

11 days in Akita Prefecture Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  28​h
1
Yuzawa
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Semboku
— 1 night
Train:  1​h
3
Akita
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Kazuno
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
5
Odate
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  31​h
End: New York City

1
night
Yuzawa

Yuzawa is a city located in Akita Prefecture, Japan.As of May 2015, the city has an estimated population of 47,119, and a population density of 59.6 persons per km². Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): take in the natural beauty of Kawara no Yukko, indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, take in the natural beauty of Kawarage Jigoku, then explore the historical opulence of Yuzawa Municipal Inaniwa Castle, and finally examine the collection at Yokote Masuda Manga Museum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Yuzawa holiday maker .

New York City, USA to Yuzawa is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 14 hour difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from New York City in April: highs in Yuzawa hover around 56°F, while lows dip to 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Semboku.

Things to do in Yuzawa

Baths Spas Museums

Side Trip

Yokote Masuda Manga Museum
Highlights from your plan
Onsen Resorts
Inaniwa Castle ©
Inaniwa Castle

1
night
Semboku

Semboku ©
Established in 2005 by the merging of several towns and villages, Semboku boasts an Old Japan atmosphere, punctuated by traditional onsen resorts, old samurai houses, and weeping cherry trees.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Ando Jozo Brewery Honten, then see the interesting displays at Katakurikan, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gozanoishi Shrine, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Akita Komagatake.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Semboku day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Yuzawa to Semboku takes 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Semboku can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Akita.

Things to do in Semboku

Parks Nature Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Gozanoishi Shrine ©
Gozanoishi Shrine
Mt. Akita Komagatake ©
Mt. Akita Komagatake

2
nights
Akita

Akita ©
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.
On the 24th (Wed), take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Taihei, then get to know the fascinating history of Nanohana Road, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Unsho-ji Temple. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Karamatsu Shrine, explore the activities along Omono River, then appreciate the history behind Our Lady of Akita, and finally see the interesting displays at Mining Museum of Akita University.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Akita road trip planner.

You can take a train from Semboku to Akita in an hour. Another option is to drive. In April in Akita, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kazuno.

Things to do in Akita

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Unsho-ji Temple, Karamatsu Shrine, Nanohana Road
Highlights from your plan
Mt. Taihei ©
Mt. Taihei
Mining Museum of Akita University ©
Mining Museum of Akita University
Karamatsu Shrine ©
Karamatsu Shrine

2
nights
Kazuno

Kazuno ©
Kazuno is a city located in Akita Prefecture, Japan., the city had an estimated population of 31,887, and a population density of 45 persons per km² in 13,132 households. On the 26th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Oyu Stone Circle Museum.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kazuno trip planner .

You can drive from Akita to Kazuno in 2.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Kazuno are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. You'll set off for Odate on the 28th (Sun).

Things to do in Kazuno

Historic Sites Baths Spas
Highlights from your plan
Oyu Stone Circle Museum ©
Oyu Stone Circle Museum

1
night
Odate

Odate is a city in Akita Prefecture, Japan. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Saga no Taki Fall and then indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Odate holiday website .

Drive from Kazuno to Odate in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 55°F in April, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Odate

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kitaakita, Saga no Taki Fall
Highlights from your plan
Onsen Resorts