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Kakunodate Matsuri’s Yama Gyoji is one of 33 “Yama, Hoko, Yatai Gyoji” float festivals chosen to be added to UNESCO’s list of Intangible Cultural Heritages.
This festival has over 350 years of history, and is held by Shimei and Yakushido Shrines in the Kakunodate area of Akita Prefecture’s Semboku City.
It is expected that the cherry trees in the Tohoku region ("Northeast Region”) will be in full bloom around April 15th. The seven must-visit hamami (“cherry blossom viewing”) spots in the Tohoku region are listed here for your reference. We wish you a pleasant hanami tour ♡
Enjoy the uniquely beautiful scenery that you can only find while cherry blossoms are in bloom with Tohoku’s unique nature and historic buildings as the backdrop. Additionally, we will also introduce a convenient and great-value travel path that will make your trip easy!
Daisen City of Akita Prefecture is famous for the “Zenkoku Hanabi Kyogi Taikai (National Fireworks Competition),” otherwise known as “Omagari no Hanabi.” The national competition, held in the summer, is one of Japan’s three major fireworks competitions. The fireworks season is greatly anticipated in Daisen City, a city of fireworks, so every year the city puts on a show of new fireworks! This year, the show is “New Fireworks Collection 2019.”
Namahage Sedo Festival is a winter festival held at Shinzan Shrine in Oga City, Akita Prefecture. Their majestic and powerful wild dance around the bonfire held on the grounds of Shinzan Shrine attracts people from all around!
Akita Prefecture’s Event with a History of Over 100 Years! Kamihinokinai’s Paper Balloon FestivalRead Later
This is a winter event representative of Akita Prefecture. Large candlelit paper balloons, painted with warrior pictures and Ukiyo-e styled women, flutter in the winter night sky like shining stars. A total of around 100 paper balloons are released into the night sky.
Fall Foliage Viewing Spots in Akita: A Walking Trail for Viewing Fall Foliage in Kakunodate, “the Little Kyoto of Tohoku”!Read Later
Here is a route through Kakunodate for viewing fall foliage: set off from the neighborhood of Kakunodate Station, walk northward along Bukeyashiki Street (Bukeyashiki-dori), walk southward along Tamachi Bukeyashiki Street (Tamachi Bukeyashiki-dori), and return to Kakunodate Station.
A Fall Foliage Viewing Spot in Akita: Hottai Falls amid the Mountain Blanketed with Fall Foliage, the best location for Movies in Japan!Read Later
There is much water accumulating on the summit of Mount Chokai, which is located in Akita Prefecture and included as one of the 100 Famous Mountains in Japan. The water is divided into three cascades: first cascade, second cascade and third cascade. As they descend quickly from the top, the scene is a magnificent spectacle. This is famous Hottai Falls. In early fall, with fall foliage covering the mountain, there is more picturesque scenery here than one can take in and hence here has become the location for many movies and televisions in Japan.