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Our Lady of Akita Catholic Church

Seitai Hoshikai in Japanese means the Institute of the Handmaids of the Holy Eucharist. It is a community of nuns living a life of dedication in a convent, located in a semi- rural area 8km north east from Akita City. It is accessible from JR Akita Railway Station or the cruise port terminal by bus or taxi.

Akita Dog Museum in Odate

Learn about the Akita dog with photos, information and exhibits. The Museum was built to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Akita Dog Preservation Society.

Akita Kanto Festival

The Kanto Matsuri is also known as the pole lantern festival. It is a Tanabata related celebration in Akita City held annually from August 3rd to 6th.

The Namahage Sedo Festival

The Namahage Festival is held each year on the second Friday, Saturday and Sunday of February, around the time of the old or lunar new year. Namahage are ogre like creatures that roam around the Oga Peninsula of Akita, looking for lazy or disobedient kids.