[Akita Inu Tourism] Experience feeling Akita, nature, hot springs, historical culture, local food, etc ... Let's go out. A trip to meet Akita dogs.

[Akita Inu Tourism] Experience feeling Akita, nature, hot springs, historical culture, local food, etc ... Let's go out. A trip to meet Akita dogs.
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Let's go out. A trip to meet Akita dogs
Regional Cooperation DMO Akita Inu Tourism

"Odate City, Kita Akita City, Kosaka Town, Kamiko Animura" located in the northern part of Akita Prefecture. "Akita Inu Tourism" is an experience, nature, hot springs, historical culture, local food, etc. that this area has with the world-famous dog breed "Akita Inu (AKITA)" as a hook. A regional alliance DMO that conveys the appeal of such things to the world.

At Activity Japan, the [Akita Inu Tourism] [ Experience ], We have started accepting reservations for various tour plans for various hands-on activities and traditional culture experience programs held in various parts of the area. Please enjoy the charm of Akita Prefecture, which has cultivated a culture unique to the Tohoku region, with beautiful nature that attracts the expressions of the four seasons in spring, summer, autumn and winter.


What is Akita Inu Tourism?

[Akita Inu Tourism] Experience feeling Akita, nature, hot springs, historical culture, local food, etc ... Let's go out. A trip to meet Akita dogs.

Akita Inu Tourism is a regional cooperation DMO (Destination Management Organization) consisting of four municipalities, Odate City, Kitaakita City, Kosaka Town, and Kamikoani Village in the northern part of Akita Prefecture. It was launched in April 2016 and was registered as a Japanese DMO corporation by the Japan Tourism Agency in November 2017. With the world-famous "Akita Inu" as a hook, we will actively disseminate the charm of Akita such as hot springs, food, and experiences to the world. We aim to revitalize the region.

[Stores] Akita Inu Tourism
[Address] 13-19 Sannomaru, Odate City, Akita Prefecture 017-0897
[Telephone number] 070-2020-3085
[Business Hours] 8: 30-17: 15
[Regular holidays] Saturdays, Sundays, national holidays, year-end and New Year holidays (December 29-January 3)
【home page】 https://visitakita.com/

Experience tour plan list

There are many ways to enjoy the traditional crafts, such as making your own Odate Bend Wappa, or riding a gondola to see the seasonal scenery of Mt. Moriyoshi. Please check here for reservations and details of each experience tour plan.


Agricultural experience

[Akita / Odate] Stay at a farmhouse inn and experience a relaxing country life! Authentic Kiritanpo making experience with mini farm work ♫

Odate City Whole Experience Promotion Council
Odate / Noshiro
16,500 Yen ~ (tax included)

Why don't you experience the life of a farmer by making kiritanpo and farming while staying at a farmer's inn? We offer experiences and hospitality that will make you want to come back to Odate by interacting with the locals! At the farmhouse inn in Odate, you can experience making authentic kiritanpo with the farmer's mother, or relax at the nearest hot spring.

Food making experience

[Akita / Odate] Experience making soba noodles in Nakayama with a high flavor! Fun and delicious ♪ Using umami condensed buckwheat flour and specialty yam

Odate City Whole Experience Promotion Council
Odate / Noshiro
3,300 Yen ~ (tax included)

Nakayama soba that has been handed down from ancient times in the Nakayama district. We use buckwheat flour with condensed umami produced in a climate with a large temperature difference and yam, which is a specialty of Odate, to make buckwheat with a unique texture. The unique flavor, texture and throat of Nakayama soba is a dish that will make you feel at home. Local mothers will teach you how to make soba noodles cheerfully and politely. The taste of soba that you hit yourself is exceptional

Food making experience

[Akita / Odate] Experience making authentic Odate Kiritanpo! Fun and delicious ♪ Miso-attached dandelion + Hinai chicken kiritanpo hotpot

Odate City Whole Experience Promotion Council
Odate / Noshiro
3,300 Yen ~ (tax included)

Kiritanpo is famous as Akita's specialty, but the "home" is actually Odate City! Odate is Japan's number one producer of Kiritanpo soup stock and Hinai chicken, which is indispensable for ingredients, and the culture of eating Kiritanpo hotpot at home and at celebrations has taken root. In the authentic Kiritanpo making experience, you can enjoy the authentic taste using rich and delicious Hinai chicken. Ground

Traditional culture experience

[Akita / Kitaakita] A mysterious mountain samurai! Learn from active Matagi! Matagi talk & museum tour

Uchito Onsen Matagi no Yu
Odate / Noshiro
6,600 Yen ~ (tax included)

"Matagi" is an ethnic group that has been hunting in groups mainly in the north of Akita prefecture since ancient times. It is a rare chance to hear stories of hunting experiences from the active Matagi of the mysterious "MOUNTAIN Samurai" who has lived with the mountains while observing such strict rules. At "Matagi Zashiki", Mr. Matagi will talk about his hunting experiences, bear ecology, Matagi's tools and customs.

Entertainment and amusement

[Akita / Kosaka Town] Performances and facility tours at the Meiji playhouse "Korakukan" + facility tour of the Kosaka Mine Office

Korakukan, a playhouse of the Meiji era, a national important cultural property
Hachimantai, Kazuno, Lake Towada
2,320 Yen ~ (tax included)

Common ticket for 2 buildings [Korakukan + Kosaka Mine Office] A great deal that includes a theater tour and a behind-the-scenes tour at the Korakukan, which is an important cultural property of Japan, and a tour of the facilities of the 2 buildings. It is a ticket. At the playhouse Korakukan in the Meiji era, it is still active for over 100 years and is still performing from April to early November. In 2021, May / July / August "Shitamachi Kabuki-gumi"

Entertainment and amusement

[Akita / Kosaka Town] Meiji playhouse "Korakukan" performances and facility information!

Korakukan, a playhouse of the Meiji era, a national important cultural property
Hachimantai, Kazuno, Lake Towada
2,200 Yen ~ (tax included)

At the Korakukan, a playhouse in the Meiji era, we are still active and performing regular performances (popular plays, etc.) for over 100 years. In 2021, the popular drama by "Shitamachi Kabuki-gumi" in May, July and August, the boys review show by "Jun Kanzaki & 10carats" in September, and the humanity comedy "Yumeiro" by the theater company "Yumeiro" in October. "Hioka Nun" will be performed. Regardless of age

Entertainment and amusement

[Akita / Odate] Experience drone operation at Yukisawa Techno Park! S course (1.5H) Plan for 2 to 3 people with family and friends! Beginners to experienced people are welcome ★ With aerial photography data

Toko Ironworker Co., Ltd. UAV Division
Odate / Noshiro
4,400 Yen ~ (tax included)
  • 4.8
  • (3 reviews / experiences)

Drone operation experience plan that can be enjoyed by beginners to experienced people [S course 1.5 hours] Five years after opening the drone school, you can experience fun drone operation with the kind and polite guidance of the instructor of the UAV division of Toko Ironworker Co., Ltd.! Let's challenge aerial photography and games while feeling the beautiful four seasons in an environment surrounded by nature in Akita. Aerial data will be handed over on the spot

Sightseeing tours / guided tours

[Akita / Kosaka Town] Behind-the-scenes tour of the active playhouse "Korakukan"

Korakukan, a playhouse of the Meiji era, a national important cultural property
Hachimantai, Kazuno, Lake Towada
660 Yen ~ (tax included)

Kosaka Town, Akita Prefecture, is located in the southwest of Lake Towada and prospered at the Kosaka Mine. Korakukan was built in 1910 as a welfare facility for Kosaka Mine employees. It is characterized by making a mix of Japanese and Western styles, which was rare at that time. Korakukan is still an active playhouse. From the end of April to the beginning of November, popular plays and review shows are performed once to three times a day. In winter

Sightseeing tours / guided tours

[Akita / Kitaakita] A mysterious mountain samurai! Go with active Matagi! Matagi Walk (waterfall walking course)

Uchito Onsen Matagi no Yu
Odate / Noshiro
17,000 Yen ~ (tax included)

"Matagi" is an ethnic group that has been hunting in groups mainly in the north of Akita prefecture since ancient times. It is a rare chance to hear stories of hunting experiences while walking in the mountains with the mysterious "MOUNTAIN Samurai" active Matagi who has lived with the mountains while observing such strict rules. Either the Tatemata Valley with Yasu no Taki or the Nakanomata Valley with Ichinotaki, Ninotaki, and Kobee Falls.

Sightseeing tours / guided tours

[Akita / Odate] Early morning auction experience and market tour! Visit the seasonal flavors at the only public market in the north of the prefecture that handles vegetables and fish at the same time! (Morning set meal included) Welcome to families and groups with children

Odate City Fruit and Vegetable Wholesale Co., Ltd.
Odate / Noshiro
5,000 Yen ~ (tax included)

Odate City, Akita Prefecture, which is the center of the northern Tohoku region, has a rich food culture. Why do not you visit the seasonal ingredients at the public market that handles vegetables and fish at the same time, which is the only one in the north of Akita prefecture that supports the food culture? There are many spots to enjoy such as the powerful local vegetable auction and the fresh fish caught from the local Akita sea. Get up a little early and get up early in the morning

Japanese miscellaneous goods making experience

[Akita / Odate] Experience making magewappa with a choice of round lunch boxes, bread plates, and seven-inch trays! Let's enjoy learning traditional crafts ♪

HAND ・ I ・ CRAFT STUDIO / Handy Craft Studio
Odate / Noshiro
3,000 Yen ~ (tax included)

You can choose your favorite "experience kit" and experience handmade while enjoying the process of Odate Magewappa. Traditional craftsmen will directly and carefully support you until the completion! While enjoying the production process, it is an experience where you can learn about traditional techniques, Akita cedar, and how to handle magewappa. Various Magewappa works are exhibited and sold in the store.

Kimono rental experience

[Akita / Odate] Walk around Odate famous places in kimono! Experience traditional culture and take a commemorative photo with Akita Inu ♪

Wozumi Co., Ltd.
Odate / Noshiro
11,000 Yen ~ (tax included)

The lovely Japanese garden "Karagata Kaikan", Keijo Park "Red Taiko Bridge", and "Ourokan". Experience Japanese traditional culture, enjoy tea in a kimono, and commemorate an elegant photo.

cruising

[Akita / Kitaakita City] Enjoy the scenery of the four seasons ♪ Lake Taihei excursion boat and unexplored area walk

Lake Taihei excursion
Odate / Noshiro
1,500 Yen ~ (tax included)

A sightseeing boat "Moriyoshi Maru" with an observation deck that goes back and forth between Taihei Lake Pier and Komata Gorge Pier. You can enjoy sightseeing in the lake and exploring the unexplored region ♪ Lake Taihei is an artificial lake with a circumference of 30km created by the completion of the Moriyoshi Dam, and is crowded with valley explorers and anglers. When you board the tour boat, you will arrive at the Komata Gorge Pier in about 15 minutes. There is a 1.8km promenade in Komata Gorge

Sightseeing taxi hire

[Akita / Kitaakita City] Save money with advance reservations! Aniai Station-Moriyoshiyama Ani Gondola Taxi transfer! Enjoy the spectacular scenery of the four seasons

Ani Taxi Co., Ltd.
Odate / Noshiro
1,100 Yen ~ (tax included)
  • 4.5
  • (1 review / experience)

It is a special taxi transfer plan between Aniai Station and Moriyoshiyama Ani Gondola! By making a reservation in advance, you can save up to 3 to 4,000 yen at the regular price (meter) of 5 to 6,000 yen! Mt. Moriyoshi, known as "Hundred Famous Mountains of Flowers," is a variety of alpine plants that bloom in full bloom from spring to summer, broad-leaved trees such as beech and maple in autumn, and colorful autumn leaves of the surrounding mountains from the summit, and trees in winter.


Experience tour holding shop list

location 20 Nakajo, Odate City, Akita Prefecture
business hours
Regular holiday
location Kitaakita City Aniutto character Senbokuwatarimichi Kamimi 67
business hours Check-in 15: 00 ~ Last 19: 00 / Check-out ~ 10: 00
Regular holiday Irregular holidays * Several times a year (for inspection and cleaning inside the building)
location Kosaka Mine, Kosaka Town, Kazuno District, Akita Prefecture 2 Matsunoshita
business hours
Regular holiday
location 1st Kaidoue, Shakanai, Odate City, Akita Prefecture
business hours From 5:00 to 16:30
Regular holiday Every Wednesday, Sunday, and holidays (* according to the market calendar)
location 256-1 Imogatai, Yukisawa, Odate City, Akita Prefecture
business hours 9:00 to 16:00
Regular holiday Holidays / New Year holidays
location 29-15 Ieushiro Shakanai, Odate City, Akita Prefecture
business hours 10: 00-16: 00
Regular holiday Irregular
location 20-21 Keijo, Odate City, Akita Prefecture
business hours 9:00 to 18:00
Regular holiday Tuesday
location 14-1 Kamikowase, Yonaizawa, Kitaakita City, Akita Prefecture
business hours 9:00 to 16:30
Regular holiday From 11/1 to 5/31 the following year
location 5-8 Shimoshinmachi, Aniginzan, Kitaakita City, Akita Prefecture
business hours 6: 00-18: 00
Regular holiday

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