About Akita
Region:Tohoku
Island:Honshu
Capital:Akita
Population:1,085,997
Area:11,637.54 sq. km

Get ready to gain weight when you’re in Akita, where you can find delicious dishes galore.

Its prime location adjacent to the Sea of Japan means great seafood (most notably the hata hata fish), while Akita is also known for its Akita Komachi brand of rice and the high quality sake brewed from it. Other famous Akita foods include kiritanpo, Inaniwa udon noodles, and the Yokote yakisoba.

When you’re not eating, try visiting the Shirakami Mountains, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, or relax at the Nyuto Hot Springs. Akita is also the host of the All Japan Fireworks Competition, held annually on the fourth Saturday of August. If you’re visiting in the winter, watch out for men dressed as traditional namahage ogres!

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Celebrate Winter in Akita

Seven festivals brighten up the snowy Tohoku region

Lake Towada

One of Tohoku's most beautiful spots

Hotel Metropolitan Akita

Spacious rooms and a great night sleep

Akita Prefectural Central Park

A countryside oasis for outdoor recreation

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Celebrate Winter in Akita

Seven festivals brighten up the snowy Tohoku region

Yes! Authentic tradition and celebration is the essence of cool!

Mount Akita-Komagatake in Autumn

Admire the fiery colours of Akita's highest peak

Absolutely amazing!

Our Lady of Akita Catholic Church

A pilgrimage to Seitai Hoshikai in Yuzawadai

Hi Nico, The Tohoku area pass will cover Akita from Tokyo. http://www.jreast.co.jp/e/eastpass_t/index.html

Folkloro Kakunodate Hotel

Japanese hospitality in an old samurai town

Oh, I didn't know there was a hotel right at the station. Cool!