Your source of good luck when exploring Japan!

Lake Tazawa, Kakunodate

Akita Prefecture – Kakunodate Matsuri’s Yama Gyoji

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.

Yokote City’s Four-Zone Collaborative Illuminations

In Akita Prefecture’s Yokote City around New Year’s, various parts of the city hold events where the trees and plazas are illuminated brightly with many lights! In 2016, the four areas selected for the Collaborative Illuminations of Yokote City are Taiyu, Omori, Omono River, and Hiraka.