- Must-Visit Attractions Accessible from Odate Airport -
"Akita Dog's" "Odate", little Kyoto "Kakunodate"
Visit "Odate", the origin of "Akita Dog"; or take the Akita Nairiku Jukan Railway and visit little Kyoto "Kakunodate".
"Akita Nairiku Jukan Railway"
A railway that connects Takanosu Station (Kitaakita City) with Kakunodate Station (Semboku City). You can enjoy beautiful scenery through all four seasons as you pass through the mountains.
From the window you can witness the scenery of tranquil Japanese countryside.
"Odate", the origin of "Akita Dog"
"Odate" is the origin of "Akita Dog". "Odate" is the birthplace of the famous "Hachiko, the faithful dog" and also has a bronze statue of Hachiko similar to the one in "Shibuya".
There are a few spots where you can pet "Akita Dogs," such as "Akita Dog Museum" and "Akita Inu no Sato (opening May/8/2019)". Akita Dog souvenirs are also popular.
"Magewappa" is a traditional craft of Odate in which thin strips of Akita cedar tree are softened using boiling water and bent into a particular shape. At some facilities you can experience making it on your own.
"Kakunodate" is a town that resembles "Kyoto". The town still holds old samurai residences. The place is famous for cherry blossoms and autumn colors. You can stroll around the town wearing a kimono.
"Kabazaiku" is the traditional craft of Kakunodate, where the bark of the cherry tree is heated and fashioned into plates and containers. You can see a demonstration at the "Kakunodate Kabazaiku Denshokan" museum.
Shirakami-Sanchi "A place blessed with rain, forests and life"
Shirakami-Sanchi spans both Aomori and Akita prefectures. Its central region is a World Heritage Site and is home to one of the world's largest primeval beech forests. Hence, it is also known as 'Buna no Mori' (Beech Forest). Japanese beech trees absorb and circulate water, meaning the forest acts as a green dam.
"Doors to explore 'NIPPON'", a special program that showcases scenes hand-picked from NHK's "SHIN NIHON FUDOKI", a show that conveys the beautiful scenery and profound culture of Japan, is screened on five TV monitors installed in the departure area of Haneda Airport. Do enjoy the video before you leave Haneda Airport.