Discover The Akita Prefecture

Akita Prefecture invites visitors to sample its renowned sake, celebrate centuries-old traditions, and visit multiple hot springs. Witness the beautiful Akita bijin (Akita's beautiful women), and explore preserved samurai houses in Kakunodate, known as the "Little Kyoto of Michinoku." Experience the enchanting beauty of Lake Tazawa, Japan's deepest lake, and participate in traditional festivals like the Kanto Festival and the Akita Kantō. Discover the stunning landscapes of the Shirakami-Sanchi mountain range, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and enjoy the vibrant colors of the Oga Peninsula.

Getting around in Akita prefecture

Valid rail and bus passes:
Akita prefecture has a multitude of railway and bus passes that make it easier to get around.
Check out our listings below for passes that are valid within Akita prefecture.


Rental cars:

Airports in Akita prefecture

The nearest and most convenient airport in the prefecture is Akita Airport. 

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