Akita is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Akita one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Akita is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Akita or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Akita. Explore the historical monuments of Akita with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Akita guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Akita page for the complete list of attractions and activities.
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Top Historical Akita landmarks
Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of Akita.
So this attraction is famous for having nearly nothing to see. The castle USED to be here, but it's gone now, and all that remains is a watchtower, the Sumi Turret. Inside the watchtower is an observation area and a museum. The exhibits are based on the history of the Sakate family of samurai, who were historically 'shamed' for their participation ...
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Ōmachi, Akita-shi, Akita-ken 010-0921, Japan
Running parallel to the Asahi River, Kawabata is the entertainment and red light district of Akita City and Kawabata street is the main highlight of the district. The bustling quarters is highly popular with its countless restaurants, bars, pubs, and sake specialty places. If you are looking for some entertainment, then this is the place to visit. ...
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1 Chome-3-30 Ōmachi Akita-shi, Akita-ken 010-0921 Japan
09:30 am - 04:30 pm
This attraction is worthy simply for its architectural heritage, a townhouse building from the late Edo period. Built in 1887, the building has two components - the main structure and mud-walled storehouse. On top of the building is a feature visitors find somewhat curious - a large water jar. It's a basically a fire-extinguisher! Inside, the rooms...
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Ushiroyama-52 Kanaashiniozaki Akita-shi, Akita-ken 010-0124 Japan
09:30 am - 04:00 pm
This is probably the best attraction to start your tour of Akita with. The history of the prefecture is beautifully laid out in six galleries covering different themes of history, nature, culture, and people. The galleries are as follows:
Human History Exhibition Hall: Reconstructed dwellings from the Paleolithic period to the modern period.
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Akanuma-3 Hiroomote, Akita, Akita Prefecture 010-0041, Japan
12:01 am - 12:00 am
This ancient building is one of Japan's oldest shrines, built in 643 AD. The bulk of its nearly one million annual visitors probably happen along for New Year Celebrations, but the shrine's true devotees tend to be middle aged business men who regularly drop in for a short and silent prayer. Back in the Edo period, the main patrons of the Shrine wa...