Fujisato Town - Mt. Komagatake
Opening and Hiking
After a long winter closed off due
to deep snows, Akita's famous Mt. Komagatake finally reopens in
May. Hikers flock to the mountain to enjoy the new green appearing
from amidst the remaining snows of Komagatake and the Shirakami
Date: Mid May
Location: Mt. Fujisawa-Komagatake
Access: Charter microbus from Futatsui Sta.
Information: Fujisato Products and Tourism Division 0185-79-2518
Oga City - Sea Bream Festival
Fresh sea bream abounds at this
aptly named festival.
Dates: Mid May - Late Jun
Location: Oga City Monzen Area, Hotels and Inns of Oga Hot Spring
Access: 30 mins by bus from Oga Sta. to Monzen; 45 mins by bus from
Hadachi Sta. to Oga Hot Spring
Information: Oga Tourism Assoc 0185-24-4700
Akita City – Senshu Park
2650 azaleas bloom in red, purple,
and white on the grounds of the Satake clan’s great castle.
Enjoy the natural light by day or illumination by night.
Dates: Mid-May – Late May
Location: Senshu Park, Akita City
Access: 5 mins on foot from Akita Sta.
Information: Akita Commerce and Tourism Division 018-866-2112
Akita City - Annual Yatose Akita
The Yatose Akita Festival was begun
by students residing in Akita. Teams of dancers perform to original
arrangments of Akita's folk songs, in a unique, energetic, youthful
Dates: Late Jun
Location: Former Site of Akita Industry Hall
Access: 15 mins on foot from Akita Sta.
Information: Yatose Akita Exec. Cmte. 018-886-5197
Senboku City - Kakunodate Cherry Blossom Festival
Kakunodate offers two ways to take in the cherry
blossoms. Along two km of the Hinokinaigawa Riv stands a glorious
Yoshino cherries. In the samurai
mansion area, weeping cherries of 300 and 400 years bloom in a quintessentially
Japanese understated and ephemeral beauty that is also a National Natural
Monument. There are also kiosks and carts, performances of local
folk arts, and lots
more events to enjoy.
Date: Mid Apr - Early May *tentative
Transportation 20 mins on foot from Kakunodate Sta
Information Kakunodate Tourism Assoc0187-54-2700