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Enjoy the season

Feel the rich seasons and excite yourself in the local festival

Akita·Kakunodate, Places of interest

Enjoy the beauty of each season

In Akita prefecture, the transition of the four seasons is clear,
Natural scenery and people's lives will change as well.
Please enjoy Akita · Kakunodate which seems to be quite different every season.
  • The petals dancing The beauty of the beautiful flowers are in full bloom,

    Kakunodate is known as a famous place for cherry blossoms, and weeping cherry blossoms are especially fascinating for their beauty. In addition to cherry blossoms, various flowers such as “Katakuri” and “Mizubasho” are in full bloom.
    • Beyond the hot winter, the beauty of the blooming flowers never get tired of seeing it many times

      Estimate of best time
      Mid April to early May
      It is an estimate to the end every year.Timing may fluctuate due to weather etc.For details, it is certain to ask inquiries.
    • Kakunodate·Cherry Blossom Festival

      Satakehokke was planted shortly after the Satakehokke moved to this place,
      The Kakunodate Cherry Blossom Festival, where more than 400 weeping cherry trees are in full bloom.
      Approximately 1.2 million people visiting cherry blossoms visit GW.
      Lights up during the festival period and you can enjoy cherry blossoms at evening.

      Inquires:Semboku City Tourist Information Center 【Kakunodate Eki-mae: 0187-54-2700】
    • Sashimi Mizuba Show Festival

      About 3 ha of wetland surrounded by wide alder forest,
      Mizubashi, Zenshin and Katakuri are all blooming on one side.
      Regional arts will also be shown during the festival.

      Inquires:Semboku City Tazawako Tourist Information Center 【Folake: 0187-43-2111】
      Access:
      From "Kakunodate Station" to Tazawako Line (about 15 minutes)
      6 minutes on foot from “Sashimaki Station”
    • Yatsu / Kamakashi Katakuri Village

      In Nishiki- Saimyoji-guri chestnuts park, a special product of Nishiki-cho, there are many of Japan's largest (about 20 ha) native hard-flowering flowers, like a carpet.

      Inquires:Semboku City Tourism Division【0187-43-3352】
      Access:
      From Kakunodate Station to Yatsu Station by Akita Nairiku Jukan Railway (About 15 minutes)
      5 minutes on foot from Yatsu Station
  • Bud spilling green Strength of life force Shimizu springing up Nature to freshness

    A period of fresh green which is said to be less attractive as a sightseeing.However, this period is truly a magnificent and powerful natural life force can be felt.The majestic greenery makes the viewers feel good.In the early summer around June, because the heat is not severe and a refreshing wind blows, it is perfect for walking around Noyama.
    • It is a season when the heat is not severe and a refreshing wind blows around June, it is perfect for walking around Noyama

      Approximate sights
      Early June - Mid July
      It is an estimate to the end every year.Timing may fluctuate due to weather etc.For details, it is certain to ask inquiries.
    • Dakigaeri Gorge

      Omono River is located in the Tama River Midstream of the Omono River tributary, and the total length is about 10 km.
      Origin of the name is because the topography is very steep and narrow, so it is named after having hugged each other and looking back when people pass each other.The valley which you see from the large suspension bridge is a superb view itself.Autumn leaves are famous, but the pure river and dense green of this period are not in autumnal leaves, there are lots of charms.Please take a look.

      Inquires:Semboku City Tazawako Tourist Information Center【Folake: 0187-43-2111】
      Access:
      5 minutes by car from "Kamishiro Station"
      15 minutes by car from Kakunodate Station
      20 minutes by car from Tazawako Station
    • Lake Tazawa

      It is the deepest lake in Japan, about 30 minutes by car from Kakunodate.On the lake side of the clear blue, Sacred Mount Akita-Komagatake reclaims, it is a mysterious atmosphere that can not be said.

      Inquires:Semboku City Tazawako Tourist Information Center 【Folake: 0187-43-2111】
      Access:
      Use of such as Tazawako Station from Ugo Kotsu Bus Tazawako round trip line, get off at Tazawako-han (Approximate travel time 15 minutes)
      Use the Akita Airport Liner from the Akita Airport, get off in Lake Tazawako area (Time required approximately 100 minutes)
    • Akita Nairiku Jukan Railway

      Akita Nairiku (Inland) Line is a railway with a long history, passing through the inland part of Akita literally.Although it plays an important role as a transportation agency of neighboring residents, on the other hand, from the scenery from the train running in magnificent nature and the long route covering 100 km, it is gaining attention as a tourist resource.Sightseeing tours using inland lines are also held, and it is an indispensable railway to enjoy the Akita inland section.

      Inquires:
      Akita Nairiku Jukan Railway Co., Ltd. 【TEL: 0186-82-3231 / FAX: 0186-82-3793】
    • Kanto Festival

      National Important Intangible Folk Cultural Property
      Held on August 3, 4, 5, and 6

      Three Great Festivals of the Tohoku region nationally renowned also Kanto as a Three Great Festivals of the Tohoku region, Akita Prefecture, the largest summer festival crowded with tourists also 1.3 million people every year. Owaka, Kowaka, and youth are lined up along Sakai Odori Kanto Odori Avenue in Akita City. Origin dates back to the Horeki (time period) (1751 - 63).

      It is a festival event linked with fruitful harvest prayers and ancient sneaks (protecting themselves from evil spirits) transmitted from old times.Since then, inherited by townspeople our Kubota Domain in Akita castle was named Kanto is Meiji (time period) When the Meiji Emperor Tohoku tour, in the beginning was used to ask letter from Akita City, which has been submitted to the prefecture trying subjected to imperial inspection, China's Hokuso period is a Zen Buddhist history that has been compiled in the China's Hokuso period of The Transmission of the Lamp"continue progressing to the highest state of enlightment is derived from the "continue progressing to the highest state of enlightment". the history of the common people in the Akita clan It has been held for about 250 years as an event to convey the history of the common people in the Akita clan's culture and customs.
    • All Japan Fireworks Competition"Omagari Fireworks"

      Held on the last Saturday of August every year

      “Omagari Fireworks” was started on August 26th and 27th of 1910 (Meiji (time period) 43) at the Suwa Shrine as a 6 prefecture fireworks promotion society. And in Taisho time period 4 years, the name was changed to “National Japan Fireworks Competition” from the conventions of the six prefectures of Ouha, and the scale of the tournament was expanded and the level was improved. Refined and competed. On the way, due to the war, there was a temporary interruption, but in 2019 we are counting 93 times.

      Omagari Fireworks is, what is positioned as the most prestigious tournament between experts, it must launch is the person who made the fireworks, also, Prime Minister's Award Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Award, Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Award it is awarded the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Award and Officer-General of the Small and Medium Enterprises Agency Award, it is the best competition in Japan that fireworks masters nationwide aim for.
  • Fragile beautiful, colorful leaves, beautiful even when scattering, natural interwoven color

    A variety of colors are attached, and the colored leaves which are colored.This period when beautiful decoration is given to the whole mountain is a few times when you can get drunk with the beautiful nature weaving.
    • Please see Kakunodate and Lake Tazawa, which are colored by colored leaves.

      Approximate sights
      Mid October - Early November
      It is an estimate to the end every year.Timing may fluctuate due to weather etc.For details, it is certain to ask inquiries.
    • Dakigaeri Gorge

      Omono River is located in the Tama River Midstream of the Omono River tributary, and the total length is about 10 km.
      During the autumn foliage, the red and yellow colors of the surrounding trees shine well in the blue water stream and it is very beautiful.
      The autumn leaves festival will be held from late October.

      Inquires:Semboku City Tazawako Tourist Information Center【Folake: 0187-43-2111】
      Access:
      5 minutes by car from "Kamishiro Station"
      15 minutes by car from Kakunodate Station
      20 minutes by car from Tazawako Station
    • Lake Tazawa

      It is the deepest lake in Japan, about 30 minutes by car from Kakunodate.On the clear blue surface of the lake, the Sacred Mount Akita-Komagatake is reflected, creating a mysterious atmosphere.

      Inquires:Semboku City Tazawako Tourist Information Center 【Folake: 0187-43-2111】
      Access:
      Use of such as Tazawako Station from Ugo Kotsu Bus Tazawako round trip line, get off at Tazawako-han (Approximate travel time 15 minutes)
      Use the Akita Airport Liner from the Akita Airport, get off in Lake Tazawako area (Time required approximately 100 minutes)
    • Kakunodate Festival Yama Event

      The holding period is three days of September 7, 8, 9 every year

      The festival in Kakunodate, Senboku City, Akita Prefecture, began about 350 years ago with the festival of Shinmeisha Shrine and Yakushido. Warrior dolls, people to play the Oyama Hayashi, 18 units of Hikiyama carrying the Akita Obako (female born and raised in Akita) to a glossy hand dancing, visits to the Shinmeisha Shrine Yakushido, the town with the aim of such imperial inspection of the Satakehokke Knead. Hikiyama is 4 meters high and has a total weight of 8 tons. Negotiations travels through priority in the progress of the Hikiyama, when the story does not stick, you are waging is soul-stirring each other hit violently the Hikiyama of each other Yamabuttsuke

      In 1991, it was designated as a national important intangible folk cultural property as the “Yama event of the Kakunodate Festival”.

      Kakunodate is the hottest day of the year!
  • Everything, white snowing snow, painful and hard winter gives, silent snow makeup

    Akita wrapped in deep snow in winter.Snow stops traffic and cold is painful for people.However, in the winter, it also has the beauty that even makes the viewer impressed.
    Why do not you take a leisurely snow scene surrounded by silence.
    • There are plenty of events such as Yokote Kamakura and Snow Festival.

      Approximate sights
      Mid February - Early March
      It is an estimate to the end every year.Timing may fluctuate due to weather etc.For details, it is certain to ask inquiries.
    • Paper Balloon Festival of Kamihinokinai

      Held on February 10 every year

      Hot air is blown into a large paper balloon that is made of washi together and launched with buoyancy.It is an extremely scientific event based on the principle of hot air ballooning.Traditional events with a history of more than 100 years, and recently the paper bullion has become enormous, and some of them exceeding 10 m have come to appear.A paper-blown drafted with warrior paintings and beautiful paintings dances in the night sky in winter, and a little light that shakes inside creates a fantastic atmosphere.

      Inquires:Semboku City Tazawako Tourist Information Center 【Folake: 0187-43-2111】
    • Kariwano's Great tug of war

      Held on February 10 every year

      Large tug-of-war of Kariwano that has been designated as a nationally designated important intangible folk cultural property on January 21, Showa (time period), has a 500 years of tradition as a ritual of the Ichigami, every year February 10 old calendar January 15) On the night of the full moon, Kariwano is divided into Kamimachi (Futsukamachi) and Shimomachi (southern area) Omachi street in Kariwano, Daisen City Shimomachi (southern area) and is the largest tug of war in Japan. An outline used for inquiries is made by knitting about 7 thousand brands of new straw every year, it is about 72 cm in diameter, 64 m in length (42 inquiries), 50 m in female (33 inquiries) It weighs about 10 tons each.

      Inquires:
      Daisen City Nishisemboku Branch Citizen Service Section【TEL: 0187-75-1111】
    • Kakunodate of Hiburi Kamakura (fire festival)

      Every February 13·Held on the 14th

      Hiburi Kamakura (fire festival) to be carried out as Jeongwol event of lag is a fantastic festival dancing circle of brilliant fire in the snow, the ring of fire that can be one after another illuminates the Kakunodate of winter.

      The festival starts with burning firewood in a furnace made of snow, wraps rice straw etc. around a long Nagaki about 5m high, ignites a tent on a snow stand, and burns New Year's Kadomatsu etc.1 I wish you all the best.

      A fire rope is attached to a bamboo gravel with a rope of about 1 meter, a fire is attached to the bales from the furnace, and the tip of the rope is hanged, and it sways around the body of the person, praying for disease-free and family safe.Participation by the general public is also possible so everyone should join.

      Inquires:
      Kakunodate Town Tourism Association【TEL 0187-54-2700】
      Semboku City Tourism Division, "TEL 0187-43-3352"
    • Rokugo's Kamakura event

      Held on February 15 every year

      Kamakura Festival in Rokugo, designated as an important intangible folk cultural property of the country, is carried out from February 11th to 15th every year, it is a generic name for the top brush writing festival, the birds hut, and the bamboo shoot, which lasts over 700 years It is a traditional event.

      Among them, Takeuchi, which is held on the last night, is a heroic thing that the men in the town divide in the north and south and face each other with 7m of bamboo. It is said that rice harvest if north wins, rice price rises if South wins.

      Inquires:
      Misato Town Tourism Association 【TEL: 0187-84-0110】
    • Yokote Kamakura Festival

      February 15 every year·Held on the 16th


      Snow Country Akita representative snow festival "Yokote no Kamakura (festival)" is a traditional folklore event with a 400-year history, with more than 100 Kumakura built during the festival, and many mini Kanakura towns I will invite you to the world of the deep blue.

      Inquires:
      Yokote City Tourism Association 【TEL: 0182-33-7111, FAX: 0182-33-7113】