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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'll discover tucked-away gems like Tazawako Ski Resort and Our Lady of Akita. Get out of town with these interesting Akita side-trips: Nikaho (Mototakifukuryusui, Nakajimadai Shishigahana Marsh, &more), Hachimantai (Hachiman Swamp, Hachimantai Asupite line, &more) and Morioka (Moriokamachiya Monogatarikan, Hōon-ji Temple, &more). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Mining Museum of Akita University, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Ando Jozo Brewery Honten, get engrossed in the history at Katsuhira Tokushi Memorial, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Nanohana Road.
To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Akita day trip planning tool.
If you are flying in from Taiwan, the closest major aiports are Sendai Airport, Niigata Airport and Hakodate Airport. Expect a daytime high around °C in February, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Things to do in Akita
Semboku, Yokote, Morioka, Nikaho, Hachimantai