8 days in Akita Prefecture Itinerary

8 days in Akita Prefecture Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Yuzawa
1
Yuzawa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Semboku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Oga
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Nikaho
— 1 night
End: Nikaho

2
nights
Yuzawa

Yuzawa ©
On the 26th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Old Ishida Rikichi House, make a trip to Sato Mataroku House, wander the streets of Masuda Storehouses, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Kawarage Oyutaki Falls, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Kawarage Jigoku, and finally take some stellar pictures from Oyasukyo Daifunto.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Yuzawa day trip planning tool.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Sendai Airport and Niigata Airport. March in Yuzawa sees daily highs of 44°F and lows of 32°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Semboku.

Things to do in Yuzawa

Nature Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Yokote
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Oyasukyo Daifunto ©
Oyasukyo Daifunto

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tazawako Ski Resort and Moriokamachiya Monogatarikan. Explore Semboku's surroundings by going to Morioka (Konyacho Banya, Iwate Prefectural Museum, &more) and Kitaakita (Mt.Moriyoshi ANI SKI RESORT, Matagi Shiryokan, &more). And it doesn't end there: visit Samurai District, explore the galleries of Ishiguro Samurai House, contemplate the long history of Aoyagi Samurai Manor Museum, and make a trip to Tatetsuya.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Semboku trip planner.

You can drive from Yuzawa to Semboku in 1.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Semboku are 44°F, while nighttime lows are 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Oga.

Things to do in Semboku

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Morioka, Kitaakita
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Samurai District ©
Samurai District
Tazawako Ski Resort ©
Tazawako Ski Resort
Aoyagi Samurai Manor Museum ©
Aoyagi Samurai Manor Museum

1
night
Oga

Oga ©
Oga is a city located in Akita Prefecture, Japan.As of May 2015, the city has an estimated population of 29,318, and a population density of 122 persons per km2. On the 30th (Mon), go for a walk through Nyudozaki, take an in-depth tour of Ogashinzan Traditional Museum, see the interesting displays at Namahage Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Unsho-ji Temple, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Kampu, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Nanohana Road.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Oga trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Semboku to Oga takes 2 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Oga can reach 44°F, while at night they dip to 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to drive to Nikaho.

Things to do in Oga

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Nanohana Road
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Ogashinzan Traditional Museum ©
Ogashinzan Traditional Museum
Nyudozaki ©
Nyudozaki
Namahage Museum ©
Namahage Museum

1
night
Nikaho

Nikaho ©
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): steep yourself in history at 16 Rakaniwa Rock, admire the sheer force of Doharataki Fall, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Chokai. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Kisakata Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Mototakifukuryusui, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Nakajimadai Shishigahana Marsh.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Nikaho road trip planning app.

Drive from Oga to Nikaho in 2 hours. March in Nikaho sees daily highs of 46°F and lows of 36°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nikaho

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Yuza-machi, Mt. Chokai
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Mt. Chokai ©
Mt. Chokai