13 Sights in Akita, Japan (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Akita, Japan. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 13 sights are available in Akita, Japan.

Sightseeing Tours in Akita

1. Port Tower Selion

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The Akita City Port Tower Selion is one of the landmarks in the city of Akita, Japan. The sightseeing tower with 6,272 tempered glasses was completed in 1994. It is located in the Tsuchizaki District, Akita, Akita Prefecture, Japan. The steel tower is the tallest structure in the 3 northern Tohoku prefectures with its observation deck at 100 metres (328 ft) and its spire at 143.6 metres (471 ft). The viewing platform provides a 360-degree panorama of the city and the mountains of Oga Peninsula, Taiheizan, and Mt. Chokai are visible. Cable Networks Akita received the TV-U Yamagata broadcast from Takadateyama, Tsuruoka at this landmark in the past.

Wikipedia: Akita Port Tower Selion (EN)

2. 久保田城跡

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Kubota Castle is a Japanese castle in the city Akita, Akita Prefecture, Japan. Throughout the Edo period, Kubota Castle was home to the Satake clan, daimyō of Kubota Domain, rulers of northern Dewa Province. The castle was also known as "Yadome-jō" (矢留城) or "Kuzune-jō" (葛根城). In the official documents of the Tokugawa shogunate, the castle was called "Akita-jō" (秋田城), although this name is now more commonly used to refer to the Nara period fortified settlement of Akita Castle which was nearby.

Wikipedia: Kubota Castle (EN)

3. 秋田城跡

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Akita Castle refers to the ruins of a Nara period fortified settlement located in what is now the city Akita, Akita Prefecture, Japan. It is also sometimes referred to as “Fort Akita”. The name is sometimes used wrongly for Kubota Castle, an Edo period Japanese castle which served as the headquarters or the Satake, daimyō of Kubota Domain that was a domain in the northern part of Dewa Province created by the Tokugawa shogunate.

Wikipedia: Akita Castle (EN)

4. 地蔵田遺跡

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The Jizōden ruins is an archaeological site containing the ruins of a large-scale Yayoi period settlement located in what is now part of the city of Akita in the Tōhoku region of Japan. It also contains artifacts from the Jōmon period and the Japanese Paleolithic periods. The site was designated a National Historic Site of Japan in 1996. The site is maintained as an archaeological park with some reconstructed buildings.

Wikipedia: Jizōden Site (EN)

5. Takashimizu Park

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Takashimizu Park

Akita Castle (秋田城, Akita Castle) was an ancient castle fence in Japan located in Akita (present-day Akita City, Akita Prefecture, Dewa Province). It has been designated as a national historic site, and part of the former castle area is now Takashimizu Park (formerly known as Tsuchizaki Park). In addition, the Gokoku Shrine in Akita Prefecture was also relocated to the castle site of Akita Castle.

Wikipedia: 高清水公園 (JA)

6. Mining Museum of Akita University

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The Akita University Mining Museum is an Akita University museum on Akita City, Akita Prefecture. As of 2015, it is a facility attached to the Faculty of International Resources, but since the university organizations that are in the jurisdiction of the museum have been changed several times in the past, this section will be unified at the Akita University Mining Museum. 。

Wikipedia: 秋田大学附属鉱業博物館 (JA)

7. 古四王神社

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Koshiō Shrine is a Shinto shrine located in Akita, Akita Prefecture, Japan. It enshrines the kami of Ōhiko no mikoto (大彦命) and Takemikazuchi no mikoto (武甕槌命). Its annual festival takes place on May 8. According to legend, was established in 658.

Wikipedia: Koshiō Shrine (EN)

8. Akita Prefectural Museum

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Akita Prefectural Museum is a prefectural museum in the city of Akita, Japan. It houses a comprehensive display of archaeological artifacts, crafts, biological and geological samples pertaining to the history and folklore of Akita Prefecture.

Wikipedia: Akita Prefectural Museum (EN)

9. 與次郎稲荷神社

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Yojiro Inari Shrine is a shrine located in Akita City, Akita Prefecture and Higashine City, Yamagata Prefecture. There is one shrine with the same name in the "Legend of Yojiro Fox". This section mainly explains the shrines in Akita City.

Wikipedia: 与次郎稲荷神社 (JA)

10. Senshu Park

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Senshu Park is a city park (general park) and place name located on the ruins of Kubota Castle in Akita City, Akita Prefecture, Japan. It is designated as "Senshu Park (Kubota Castle Ruins)" as a designated scenic spot in Akita City.

Wikipedia: 千秋公園 (JA)

11. 日吉八幡神社

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Hiyoshi Hachimanjinja is a shrine located in Yashimashimoto -cho, Akita City, Akita Prefecture. It is located north of the Yashibashi Sports Park, where you go to the implied bridge after Ichizuka on the old national highway.

Wikipedia: 日吉八幡神社 (JA)

12. 三吉神社総本宮

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Taiheizan Sanyoshi Shrine is a shrine located in Akita City, Akita Prefecture, Japan. An object of mountain worship. There is a satomiya at the foot of Mt. Taiping and an inner shrine at the top of the mountain.

Wikipedia: 太平山三吉神社 (JA)

13. Satake Historical Museum

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Satake Historical Museum opened in Akita, Akita Prefecture, Japan in 1990. Located in the grounds of Kubota Castle in Senshū Park , the collection relates to the Satake clan, daimyō of the Akita Domain.

Wikipedia: Satake Historical Museum (EN)


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