On a visit to Akita you definitely cannot miss out on the must see places. The significance of these must see places are that they stand as a symbol for Akita. These places are what Akita is all about. These must see places in Akita will stay as cherishing memories of the city forever in your heart.
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Once upon a time the Sakate Clan, one of the more powerful samurai families, had a castle at the site of this park. IT was called Kubota Castle. Practically nothing of the castle now remains, but there is a two story gate (through which you enter into the park) and a watchtower on the park's highest elevation - the Osumiyagura Turret . There is a s...
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1 Chome-9-1 Tsuchizakiminatonishi, Akita, Akita Prefecture 011-0945, Japan
09:00 am - 09:00 pm
This is basically a view point. There is an observation area 100 metres above the ground, from where you have terrific views of the city and the ocean. The sleek building creates a strange juxtaposition with its surroundings; the area downtown is sort of shabby looking, and creates a contrasting vibe. The tower is also a prominent landmark in the J...
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1 Chome-3-30 Omachi Akita-shi, Akita-ken 010-0921 Japan
09:30 am - 04:30 pm
It's not often you find a museum dedicated entirely to Japanese style-lanterns. This may be the only one in the world. Most of these lanterns are related to the Kanto Festival. There are video exhibitions on the first and second floor.
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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2 Chome-3-8 Nakadōri Akita-shi, Akita-ken 010-0001 Japan
10:00 am - 06:00 pm
So this building is sort of multipurpose. There is a Chiaki Museum, a blood donation outfit and a music concert hall. The pipe organ is said to be especially awesome. Other than that there are commercial and entertainment facilities in the building. There is a souvenir shop on the first floor basement, with some great examples of folk art, and it a...
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3 Chome-3-21 Omachi Akita-shi, Akita-ken 010-0921 Japan
09:30 am - 04:30 pm
This beautiful red brick building of Renaissance exteriors and Baroque interiors used to be the headquarters of the old Akita bank. Most people come to visit it for the gigantic metal safe doors leftover from its banking days. Today, however, it is a museum of folk art, dedicated to two people. The first is KatsuhiraTokushi, a woodblock artist who ...
The zoo is nothing special compared to some of the others you find in Japan, but it's good enough for the city. The fifteen hectares house about 117 species of animals, covered in about 500 specimens. Kids especially love the central tower in the zoo, which has an educational exhibit, and more important, a slide at the top with a fun drop to the bo...