Lanterns in the night at the Kanto Festival Akita

Akita Travel Guide

Akita Prefecture | Travel Guide

While Akita prefecture in the northeastern part of Japan’s main island might not be a typical destination for international tourists, it has plenty to offer in terms of nature and history. With several mountain ranges, there are ample opportunities for some great hiking, and what is better than to soak in a natural hot spring full of natural minerals that are also good for your skin after a great day of walking. This is your Akita travel guide!

Those with an interest in samurai culture and the feudal time of Japan will also love Akita because of its strong links with samurai history. Kakunodate has many historical gems that are worth checking out. In wintertime, there is usually heavy snowfall in this region, so traveling here is easiest between late spring to early fall.

Check out our package tour in the Tohoku region if you are interested in discovering Akita!