Famous Museums in Akita

The museums in Akita give the very essence of its citizens and rich culture. If you are looking for something deeper and more meaningful, head to the museums in city. Explore the cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical side of Akita with these museums.
We have curated a variety of the best and free museums in city, besides the usual arts or historical ones. Explore and engage yourself with the wonders of science at the museum of science in Akita. Get fascinated by the exceptional stories of heroes at war museums or memorials. You can go wow with your kids at the Natural history museums or enjoy some time at children's museums in Akita.
Check out this list for an entertaining and enlightening trip to the museums in Akita.

Let's explore the finest collection of museums in Akita:

  1. Senshu Park

    Tags: Museum, Park, Watch Tower, Walking Area

    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 small museum inside the tower, covering the hist...Read more
  2. Minzoku Geinou Densho-kan

    Tags: Art And Culture, Art Museum, Exhibition

    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.
  3. Kubota Castle

    Tags: Museum, Watch Tower, Castle, Historical Site

    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 in the losing side of the defining 1600 Sekigah...Read more
  4. Atorion Building

    Tags: Museum, Entertainment, Concert, Exhibition

    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 also sells local liqueur. The Akita Senshu Museu...Read more
  5. Akita Akarenga Kyodokan

    Tags: Art Museum

    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 used to carve scenes of Akita life. And the sec...Read more
  6. Mining Museum Of Akita University

    Tags: Exhibition , Specialty Museum

    Akita is one of Japan's wealthiest areas as far as natural and mineralogical resources go. This museum has 20000 geological specimens and related artefacts collected over the years of research and mining in the region. Of these, about 3500 items are exhibited. The museum has three floors; one of mineral exhibits, the other for the geological and biological record of the planet, and the third is...Read more
  7. Akita Prefectural Museum

    Tags: Art And Culture, Art Gallery, Exhibition , Specialty Museum

    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. Natural History Exhibition Hall: Fossils, skele...Read more
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    Tags: Museum