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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.

Kakunodate Sakura Festival

The sakura or cherry blossom festival celebrates the arrival of spring and the cherry blossoms in the Samurai town of Kakunodate. Along the riverbank there is an avenue of over 150 cherry trees, which you can stroll over 2 kilometres.

Kakunodate Cherry Blossom Festival

The Kakunodate Cherry Blossom Festival is a celebration of nature's resilience in the little Kyoto of Northern Japan. Each April the festival takes center stage on the banks of the Hinokinai River, which is an easy stroll from Kakunodate Railway Station.

A Healing Trip in Akita

I recommend Akita to those who had been to Japan a few times and are trying to seek for a deeper Japan experience in their next journey. In Akita, you can enjoy hot springs, join the festivals, learn the local culture and appreciate its natural beauty. I am sure you will have a memorable and unforgettable journey here.