6 days in Akita & Semboku Itinerary

6 days in Akita & Semboku Itinerary

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6 days in Akita & Semboku Itinerary

Start: Yokosuka
Drive:  9​h
1
Akita
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h
2
Semboku
— 3 nights
Drive:  10​h
End: Yokosuka

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lake Tazawa as well as Kakunodate. On the 21st (Mon), appreciate the history behind Our Lady of Akita, stop by Akita Kensanhin Plaza, then examine the collection at Mining Museum of Akita University, and finally admire the natural beauty at Senshu Park. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Kakunodate, wander the streets of Samurai District, then explore the activities along Lake Tazawa, and finally soak in some Japanese tradition at Tamagawa Onsen.

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Yokosuka to Akita is an approximately 5-hour combination of train, flight, and bus. You can also take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Yokosuka in October; daily highs in Akita reach 19°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Semboku.

Things to do in Akita

Neighborhoods Parks Nature

Side Trip

Semboku
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Samurai District ©
Samurai District
Lake Tazawa
Lake Tazawa
Our Lady of Akita ©
Our Lady of Akita

3
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Geto Onsen and Mt. Yokodake. There's more to do: take an in-depth tour of Aoyagi Samurai Manor Museum and contemplate the long history of Ishiguro Samurai House.

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Traveling by train from Akita to Semboku takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Semboku

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Geto Onsen
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Aoyagi Samurai Manor Museum ©
Aoyagi Samurai Manor Museum
Mt. Yokodake ©
Mt. Yokodake