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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.

Namahage Museum in Akita

You can’t go anywhere in Akita without seeing references to the demon figures known as namahage. Find out what they are and where they come from at the Namahage Museum.