8 days in Akita Prefecture Itinerary

8 days in Akita Prefecture Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: San Francisco
Fly + Drive:  18 h 45 min
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  19 h
End: San Francisco


Yokote ©
Yokote is a city located in Akita Prefecture, Japan.As of June 2013, the city has an estimated population of 94,728, and a population density of 137 persons per kmĀ². Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Kamakaura Museum, contemplate the long history of Iwahashi Samurai House, contemplate the long history of Ishiguro Samurai House, take an in-depth tour of Aoyagi Samurai Manor Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Samurai District, and finally take an in-depth tour of Kakunodate Samurai House Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at Akita Furusatomura, make a trip to Sato Mataroku House, take a stroll through Masuda Storehouses, make a trip to Masuda Classic Road, then examine the collection at Yokote Masuda Manga Museum, and finally make a trip to Michi-no-Eki Jumonji.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Yokote trip planner.

San Francisco, USA to Yokote is an approximately 19- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 17 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in March, plan for cooler days in Yokote, with highs around 44°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Akita.

Things to do in Yokote

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Samurai District ©
Samurai District
Aoyagi Samurai Manor Museum ©
Aoyagi Samurai Manor Museum
Kamakaura Museum ©
Kamakaura Museum


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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Akita: Oga (Sky Park Kanpuzan Kaiten Observatory Deck, Mt. Kampu, &more) and Semboku (Hinokinaigawa Kasen Ryokuchi, Lake Tazawa, &more). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Senshu Park, admire the striking features of Michi-no-Eki Akita Port, take in panoramic vistas at Port Tower Selion, and get engrossed in the history at The Satake Historical Material Museum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Akita tour planning website.

Traveling by car from Yokote to Akita takes 1.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Akita can reach 44°F, while at night they dip to 32°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Akita

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Oga, Semboku
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Namahage Museum ©
Namahage Museum
Senshu Park ©
Senshu Park
Akita Museum Of Art ©
Akita Museum Of Art