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Akita— 7 nights
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.You've now added Senshu Park to your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Shizukuishi-cho (Koiwai Farm & Mt. Iwate), Sankyo Soko Storehouse (in Sakata) and Semboku (Onsen Resorts, Samurai District, & more). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Akita Museum Of Art, appreciate the history behind Our Lady of Akita, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Omoriyama Zoo, and see the interesting displays at Akita city Minzoku Geinou Densho-kan.
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If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airports are Sendai Airport, Niigata Airport and Hakodate Airport. November in Akita sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.
Things to do in Akita
Semboku, Oga, Shizukuishi-cho, Sankyo Soko Storehouse, Hachimandaira Promenade Peak
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