Akita Central district
There are many attractions around Akita Station with perfect transportation access.
If you go a little further, you can even get in touch with nature!
Seitai Hoshikai Catholic Monastery
A Catholic monastery on a hill, about 10 minutes by car from Akita Onsen Satomi.
The statue of the Virgin Mary, who shed tears 101 times from 1975 to 1981, is enshrined in the cathedral.
There is also a prayer garden “Maria Garden” where anyone can enter and pray.
Red brick folk museum
The building of the former Akita Bank head office, which was built in 1912, is open to the public as a local hall. Inside the heavy Baroque style, you can visit the old library stack and the old business room where traditional crafts are exhibited. There are permanent exhibits such as “Katsuhira Tokushi Katsuhira Tokushi Memorial Hall” and “Sekiya Shiro Memorial Hall”, which are local print artists.
Among them, the red brick in the main building of the former Akita Bank head office is a valuable Western-style building from the Meiji era and is an important cultural property of the country.
In addition, the design of the atrium business room is also a highlight of the ceiling.
An exhibition and storage facility that houses folk implements from the Meiji to Showa periods
Of the approximately 500,000 “Yuya Collection” stored in the Akita Palace in Yuzawa City, about 200,000 were donated by Mr. Hiroo Yutani to Akita City’s exhibition and storage facility (formerly Kinsoku). Higashi Elementary School) sorts and organizes the items and stores them.
Exhibiting 11.5m high Hikiyama and Tsuchizaki air raids telling the history and culture of the Tsuchizaki area
Akita City Tsuchizaki Minato History Tradition Hall
A traditional museum of Tsuchizaki’s history and culture, which was born in March 2018. Hikiyama of “Tsuchizaki Shinmeisha Festival Hikiyama Event” registered as UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage will be exhibited. There is also an introduction corner for the Tsuchizaki air raid, which was a part of the exposed warehouse, and an exhibition related to the Kitamaebune port of call.
A new tourist base to protect Akita dogs
In 2018, the Akita Inu permanent facility “Akita Inu Station” opened in Area Nakaichi. It also serves as a sightseeing base where you can easily meet Akita dogs by exhibiting multiple Akita dogs in rotation. In addition, we will take a walk to the “Akita Inu Satellite Station” that was born in the premises of JR Akita Station twice a day, and hold an exhibition when the Shinkansen arrives.
A beautiful cherry-blossom viewing spot in each of the four seasons with a panoramic view of the city from the observation room
A cherry blossom viewing spot where beautiful flowers bloom every season.
In spring, about 800 cherry blossoms, mainly Yoshino cherry trees, bloom, and in late May, colorful azaleas such as purple, red, white, and pink are in full bloom, and wisteria also blooms brilliant purple flowers.
In early summer, irises, irises, and irises are in full bloom at the “Ayame Park” in the park.
In the summer, the moat beside the park blooms and covers the water surface with green leaves and pink flowers.
In the fall, the park is covered with red and yellow foliage.
You can play and take a walk in nature
Akita Prefectural Koizumigata Park
A vast wide-area park in Kanaashi, Akita City.
In the park, there are Megata, a prefectural museum, Suishin-en, a Japanese garden, a iris garden, a lawn plaza, a tennis court, etc., where the marshland plants of the prefecture-designated natural monument spread, making it a perfect place for walking and recreation.
Breeding exhibition of more than 100 species such as elephants and giraffes
Omoriyama Zoo, Akita City Omorin no Mori
Raise more than 550 animals of about 120 species. Children and adults can enjoy the “Nakayoshi Time” where you can interact with small animals and the “Manma Time” where you can observe the eating scenery of animals up close.
You can come in contact with the “King’s Forest” where you can see lions and tigers up close, the animal aerial observation playset “Asove Forest”, and rabbits.
Enshrine the guardian deity of victory, success and business prosperity
Taiheizan Miyoshi Shrine
Taiheizan Miyoshi Shrine has an Okunomiya on the summit of Taiheizan, a sacred mountain, and a village shrine on a wide surface.
It enshrines Miyoshi Reijin, the guardian deity of successful victory.
The Miyoshi Brahma Festival, which is held on January 17th every year, is also called “Kenka Brahma” because of the violent conflict and dedication.
Explore Akita’s rare ingredients and local gourmet food
Akita Citizen’s Market
“Akita’s Kitchen” has everything from fish, meat, vegetables, fruits, edible wild plants, and pickles to Akita souvenirs, clothing, and daily miscellaneous goods.
There are plenty of local ingredients, and you can feel the seasonal food and culture of Akita in a realistic way.
There is also a parking lot for large buses, so group guests are welcome.
A museum where you can experience the Kanto Festival
Akita Citizens’ Folk Performing Arts Center (Neburi Nagashikan)
A folklore hall nicknamed after the Tanabata event “Akita City Folk Arts Center,” which is said to be the origin of Kanto.
Exhibits of materials related to Akita City’s folk events, such as the “Kanto Festival” and the Tsuchizaki Shinmeisha Hikiyama event Hikiyama and Brahma.
In the spacious hall, you can enjoy the atmosphere of the festival by touching the real Kanto and experiencing the challenge corner.
At the adjacent old Kinko family residence, you can visit the main building and dozo of tangible cultural properties.
Exhibits of weapons and furnishings related to the Satake clan
The Satake Historical Material Museum is located in this Senshu Park (Kubota Castle Ninomaru).
In the park, there are the Osumi Yagura, which used to serve as a lookout and a storage for weapons, and the Omonogashira Gobansho, which was a stuffing place for the heads. In cooperation with these facilities, materials related to Mr. Satake are exhibited and the era of Akita’s feudal affairs is introduced.
Free admission to both Akita Prefectural Museum and Annex
Akita Prefectural Museum
Exhibition of materials in 6 categories: crafts, archeology, history, folklore, biology, and geology related to Akita Prefecture.
There is also a large farmhouse annex (former Nara family residence) designated as a national important cultural property.
One of the largest mining and geological museums in the country
A facility attached to the Graduate School of Engineering and Resources, Akita University, which has a history of 100 years.
A large number of materials related to ore and mineral specimens, geology, and earth resources are exhibited.
Akita, which is blessed with mining resources and has been active in mine development for a long time, is a facility that can be proud of to the world.
Located in the resort park, with abundant facilities
Taiheizan Ski Resort Opas
There are 6 types of courses, including the “Opus Long Course” with a total length of 2 km and the “Sunset Course” for intermediate and advanced users.
You can also enjoy a night game while looking down on the fantastic slopes.
This is the closest ski resort to the hotel.
The cityscape overlooking is like a diorama
Road Station “Akita Port” Port Tower Selion
From the observatory located 100 meters high, you can enjoy a 360-degree panoramic view of Akita Port and the cityscape of Akita City.
There is also a restaurant with a view, a product corner where you can buy souvenirs from Akita, and a food court, which is very convenient for taking a break.
A new base for cultural exchange that was born in front of Akita Station
Area Nakaichi where commercial facilities such as restaurants and general food departments where Akita’s local cuisine gathers gather.
It is a new attraction in front of Akita Station where you can eat, shop, appreciate art, and collect tourist information.
At the “Machi Discovery / Transmission Station” on the 1st floor, monitors, tourist pamphlets, leaflets, etc. that introduce the culture and charm of Akita City are installed.
There is also a break space, which is convenient for a short break on a trip.
Exhibiting masterpieces related to the local area, including Tsuguharu Fujita
Akita Museum of Art
Akita Museum of Art designed by Tadao Ando, one of Japan’s leading architects.
In addition to exhibitions of works by world-famous painter Tsuguharu Foujita, special exhibitions and special exhibitions by various artists are held in the museum.
Of particular note is the large mural “Akita’s Events” drawn by Leonard Fujita (Tsuguharu Foujita) in Akita.
You can also appreciate valuable varieties that can only be seen here
Akita International Dahlia Garden
Akita International Dahlia Garden, where about 700 species and 7,000 dahlia are in full bloom.
You can also appreciate the precious varieties that can only be seen here, raised by Mr. Washizawa, one of Japan’s leading breeders.
Many new species are announced every year, and from September to October, when it is in full bloom, the colorful and gorgeous scenery spreads all over.