6 days in Akita Itinerary

6 days in Akita Itinerary

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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.
Shop till you drop at Akita Kensanhin Plaza and Akita Station Building Topico. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Nanohana Road and Gozanoishi Shrine. Change things up with these side-trips from Akita: Semboku (Kakunodate Birch Textile Museum, Ishiguro Samurai House, & more), Matagi Shiryokan (in Kitaakita) and Masuda Storehouses (in Yokote). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Mining Museum of Akita University, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tyokaisan-Ohmonoimi Shrine, appreciate the extensive heritage of Historic Site Osarizawa Mine, and don't miss a visit to Unsho-ji Temple.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Akita sightseeing website .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Sendai Airport, Niigata Airport and Hakodate Airport. October in Akita sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Akita

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Semboku, Yuza-machi, Historic Site Osarizawa Mine, Unsho-ji Temple, Matagi Shiryokan
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Mining Museum of Akita University ©
Mining Museum of Akita University
Gozanoishi Shrine ©
Gozanoishi Shrine
Samurai District ©
Samurai District