Route & dates
Akita— 7 nights
Mon, Feb 1 - Mon, Feb 8
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.Get outdoors at Tazawako Ski Resort and Nakajimadai Recreation no Mori. Visit Kaneko House and The Ruins of Akita Castle for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Semboku (Kuromoriyama Observatory, Gozanoishi Shrine, &more), Nikaho (Mototakifukuryusui & Nakajimadai Shishigahana Marsh) and Yokote (Yokote Masuda Manga Museum, Old Ishida Rikichi House, &more). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Nanohana Road, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iyataka Shrine, appreciate the history behind Our Lady of Akita, and take an in-depth tour of The Satake Historical Material Museum.
To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Akita travel itinerary planner.
If you are flying in from Taiwan, the closest major aiports are Sendai Airport, Niigata Airport and Hakodate Airport. February in Akita sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel back home.
Things to do in Akita
Semboku, Yokote, Nikaho, Oga, Tenno Green Land /Michi-no-Eki Tenno