60 days in Akita Prefecture Itinerary

60 days in Akita Prefecture Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Semboku
— 23 nights
2
Yuzawa
— 4 nights
3
Nikaho
— 5 nights
4
Akita
— 20 nights
5
Odate
— 2 nights
6
Noshiro
— 3 nights

23
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.
Head to Fesan and Murakko Commercial Museumfor some retail therapy. Explore hidden gems such as Gozanoishi Shrine and Ishiguro Samurai House. Get out of town with these interesting Semboku side-trips: Shizukuishi-cho (Lake Gosho Vehicle Park, Iwatesan Shrine, &more), Ōnuma Hachimantai (in Kazuno) and Morioka (Rock-breaking Cherry Tree, Teramachi Dori, &more). The adventure continues: get outside with Tazawako Ski Resort, admire the striking features of Akita Kakunodate Nishinomiyake, contemplate the long history of Omoide no Katabunko, and examine the collection at Katakurikan.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Semboku trip itinerary builder app.

Windsor, Canada to Semboku is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 14 hours. In April in Semboku, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Yuzawa.

Things to do in Semboku

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Morioka, Hanamaki, Shizukuishi-cho, Kitaakita, Suwa Shrine
Highlights from your plan
Samurai District ©
Samurai District
Hōon-ji Temple ©
Hōon-ji Temple
Gozanoishi Shrine ©
Gozanoishi Shrine

4
nights
Yuzawa

Yuzawa ©
Visit Takano Choei Former Residence and Bukeyashiki Takahashi Residence for their historical value. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Onsen Resorts and Michinoku Folklore Village. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Yuzawa: Kitakami (Kitakami Yakyoku Monument & Sato Hachiro Memorial), Tamasudare Fall (in Sakata) and Oshu (Goto Shinpei Memorial, Mizusawa VERA Observatory, &more).

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Yuzawa road trip app.

Traveling by car from Semboku to Yuzawa takes 1.5 hours. In April in Yuzawa, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to drive to Nikaho.

Things to do in Yuzawa

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Yokote, Oshu, Kitakami, Tamasudare Fall
Highlights from your plan
Goto Shinpei Memorial ©
Goto Shinpei Memorial
Onsen Resorts
Tamasudare Fall ©
Tamasudare Fall

5
nights
Nikaho

Nikaho ©
Explore hidden gems such as Nakajimadai Shishigahana Marsh and Kisakata Beach. Get some historical perspective at 16 Rakaniwa Rock and Chogaizan Omonoimi Shrine. Change things up with these side-trips from Nikaho: Yurihonjo (Hanatate Ranch Park Children's World, Kuwanokidai Wetland, &more) and Yuza-machi (Maruiikesama Pond, Kamaiso Beach, &more).

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Nikaho trip builder website.

You can drive from Yuzawa to Nikaho in 1.5 hours. In April in Nikaho, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Akita.

Things to do in Nikaho

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Yuza-machi, Yurihonjo
Highlights from your plan
Hottai Falls ©
Hottai Falls
The Children's Ferrite and Science Museum ©

20
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.
Seitai Hoshikai and Shinzan Shrine will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Somaro and Katsuhira Tokushi Memorial. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Akita: Hachimantai (Gentamori Observatory, Kuroyachi Wetland, &more), Tsuruoka (Oshiro Inari Shrine, Chidokan, &more) and Sakata (Jofukuji Temple Karamon, Seikeien, &more). And it doesn't end there: hunt for treasures at Akita Public Market, take in the spiritual surroundings of Unsho-ji Temple, browse the different shops at Fonte Akita, and take a stroll around Nigiwai Koryukan AU.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Akita vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Nikaho to Akita takes 1.5 hours. In May in Akita, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Odate.

Things to do in Akita

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Sakata, Tsuruoka, Hachimantai, Oga, Michi-no-Eki Iwaki
Highlights from your plan
Tsuruoka Roman Catholic Church ©
Tsuruoka Roman Catholic Church
Kaikoji Temple ©
Kaikoji Temple
Shinzan Shrine ©
Shinzan Shrine

2
nights
Odate

Odate ©
Odate is a city in Akita Prefecture, Japan. Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Oyu Stone Circle Museum, explore the ancient world of Oyu Stone Circle, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Historic Site Osarizawa Mine, and finally indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens. Keep things going the next day: admire the verdant scenery at Komata Valley, admire the sheer force of Saga no Taki Fall, and then don't miss a visit to Akitainu Hall.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Odate day trip website.

Traveling by car from Akita to Odate takes 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Odate can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Noshiro.

Things to do in Odate

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kazuno, Saga no Taki Fall, Komata Valley
Highlights from your plan
Oyu Stone Circle ©
Oyu Stone Circle
Oyu Stone Circle Museum ©
Oyu Stone Circle Museum
Akitainu Hall ©
Akitainu Hall

3
nights
Noshiro

Noshiro ©
Noshiro is a city located in Akita Prefecture, Japan.As of February 2016, the city had an estimated population of 54,576, and a population density of 128 persons per km². On the 27th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Kaneyu, examine the collection at Ogatamura Kantaku Hakubutsukan, thenget to know the fascinating history of Nanohana Road, thentake in the awesome beauty at Mt. Ogata Fuji, and finally stop by Sanchoku Center Kata No Mise. Keep things going the next day: delve into the lush surroundings at Tomeyama, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Tanashiro Wetland, and then take a peaceful walk through Mt. Fujisato Komagatake.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Noshiro trip planner.

Traveling by car from Odate to Noshiro takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Noshiro

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Ogata-mura, Fujisato-machi, Tomeyama
Highlights from your plan
Mt. Ogata Fuji ©
Mt. Ogata Fuji
Ogatamura Kantaku Hakubutsukan ©
Ogatamura Kantaku Hakubutsukan
Kaneyu ©
Kaneyu

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