Akita is most known for its beautiful nature scenery which reveals itself to visitors see year-round.
In spring, enjoy the the delicate drooping branches of the shidarezakura in Kakunodate or the impressive rows of cherry trees along the Hinokinai River. These are just a couple of sights that will take your breath away.
During the summer, take in the stunning view of Mount Chokai standing out amid the lush green surroundings. The Omagari Fireworks and the Akita Kanto Festival light up the midsummer night sky with stunning colors.
In the fall, as the mountains become ablaze in crimson and yellow, the golden-hued rice paddies fill us with expectation of a great harvest. In winter, the once vividly-colored trees turn white as thick snow falls upon them.
The unique food culture in Akita owes its features to the long winters. Famous regional dishes such as kiritampo (grilled rice sticks) and iburigakko (smoked pickles) were created by the locals as a method to preserve food through the harsh, cold months.
There are many famous hot springs in Akita, so why not savor the local flavors and sake while soaking in an outdoor hot spring bath? Akita is a thrilling destination that will stimulate all five senses.