- Must-Visit Attractions Accessible from
Akita Airport -
Since each lodge has different hot springs, it is a cult to purchase a "Onsen Tour Book" and visit all 7 hot springs. There is also a "Onsen Tour Pass" which allows you to easily visit each lodge.
Climbing Mount Akita-Komagatake, where alpine plants are in full bloom, is also popular. From the summit, you can overlook Lake Tazawa, which is the deepest lake in Japan at 423.4 m. You can also enjoy canoeing and kayaking in Lake Tazawa from Spring to Autumn.
Akita Kanto Matsuri Festival "Kanto lanterns light up the traditions of the past"
The Akita Kanto Matsuri. This festival is held between August 3rd and 6th every year, and is popular with many tourists. At this festival that has a history of over 260 years, people parade the streets with around 280 long bamboo poles which carry many lanterns. These are known as kanto; they represent rice brans and are prayers for a rich harvest. Within the city each district has its own kanto that has been passed down with their own traditional techniques.
"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.