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Odate Rose Festival

Odate Rose Festival

Visitors are invited to stop and smell the flowers during the Odate Rose Festival. The Festival is held at the Ishida Rose Garden every June and October, where over 500 varieties of roses bloom. The Ishida Rose Garden belonged to notable Odate resident Hiruhide Ishida...
Odate-Kosaka Railbike

Odate-Kosaka Railbike

Draisine, or railbikes as they’re commonly called, were originally designed for workers performing track maintenance. However, railbikes are now gaining popularity for their recreational use on decommissioned tracks. Railbikes in Odate first made their appearance as a...
Okuzo Hot Spring, Beniyama-sou

Okuzo Hot Spring, Beniyama-sou

Originally built as a retreat for local timber workers, Beniyama-sou now offers a relaxing experience at a reasonable price. The clear, alkaline waters of the hot spring are renowned for helping with skin conditions. After enjoying the cherry blossoms in the spring or...
Yatate Heights

Yatate Heights

Yatate Heights hot spring and hotel sits on a mountain pass separating Akita and Aomori prefectures. The hotel is conjoined to the “Yatate Toge” travel plaza and nearby the Yatate Nature Trail winds through an historic Akita cedar forest. The iron-rich waters of the...
Odate Magewappa Crafts Studio

Odate Magewappa Crafts Studio

Master craftsmen guide visitors through the process of making their own magewappa pieces at the Magewappa Crafts Studio. Visitors get to choose what design they’d like to make and take home as a souvenir. The studio is also open to visitors who just want to see the...
Akita Dog Museum

Akita Dog Museum

The Akita Dog Museum was built in 1978 in concurrence with the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Akita Dog Preservation Society. The Museum houses fascinating exhibits and artifacts relating to the history of Akita dogs, Matagi bear hunters, and of course,...
Tashiro Hot Spring “Yuppura”

Tashiro Hot Spring “Yuppura”

With open-air baths, jet tubs, Jacuzzis, and rooms to stay the night, Yuppura is the perfect base for those looking to explore nearby Mt. Tashiro Prefectural Park or as a place to relax after a day of games at the adjacent sports park.   Tashiro Hot Spring...