Akita City has the most beautiful seasonal
changes during the year. In spring, Senshu
Park, with the ruins of the castle of the
Satake family , is full of cherry blossoms
In summer, you can enjoy the magnificent
view of gigantic columns of clouds standing
up over the Japan Sea. In autumn, Mt. Taihei
becomes a beautiful rainbow of colors.
And then, in winter, everything is covered
with pure white snow, and the air is so clear
Besides such wonderful nature, there are
many other things that one can see, do and
eat that are unique to Akita. For example,
in the Hirano Art Museum, you can see the
'Akita no Gyoji' (The Events in Akita), the
largest canvas painting in the world, painted
by Tsuguji Fujita (1886-1968).
Senshu Art Museum has the works of Kenzo
Okada in mysterious profundity as well as
'Akita-Ranga', unusual works among Japanese
Kanto Festival is the pride of the Akita
people and is well known even outside Japan.
Truly, there are many places to see that
are very unique to Akita.
Akita prefecture also has many distinctive
local foods. Not to be missed!
It is said that "One picture is worth
a thousand words" and "Seeing is
believing," So please come over and
discover the good things of Akita with your
You may find charms of Akita that even we
haven't discoverd yet!