Things to do in Lake Tazawa/Kakunodate/Omagari
- Age 5～
Reserved seats at Tohoku’s largest summer fireworks display! Tour Highlights： ✔ Reserved seats at Tohoku’s largest summer fireworks display. ✔ Bus transport - sit back and relax while your driver fights the traffic for you! ✔ Private guide to help you navigate the crowds (and recommend the best street food!) ✔ Delicious lunch of local Akita cuisine. The Omagari Fireworks Festival is the one of the biggest and most exciting summer events in Japan! So much more than just a fireworks display, it is a fierce contest of pyrotechnics between over 30 of Japan’s best fireworks manufacturers. In the space of just a few hours over 20,000 incredible fireworks will light up the summer sky in front of crowds of around 760,000 from all over Japan!! Of course, being a Japanese summer festival, there will be a huge range of delicious street-food and traditional games to be enjoyed at the festival stalls. Join this tour for a hassle-free experience of the ultimate Japanese summer event. With reserved seating waiting for you there is no rush to fight the crowds, and transport by bus means you can sit back and relax (or sleep on the way home!) while the driver takes care of the traffic!
- Age 18～Age 55
Enjoy Japan's leading powder ski Akita In the prefecture, we provide experiences that cannot be experienced elsewhere. [1, Backcountry Skiing] This is a ski that feels the great outdoors that anyone who wants to experience skiing on the slopes must join. Climb the mountain without using a lift, and slide on fresh snow that no one has yet slipped. You can feel the magnificence and exhilaration of nature. The state of the run will be filmed with a drone to deliver a memorable video. (option) [2, Hot spring] 400 Year more Traditional Hot spring And warm up your cold body and get tired of skiing. After skiing Hot spring Is one of the best experiences. [3, Healthy drinks] In Japan, there are traditional healthy drinks that have been drunk since ancient times. The drink named Amazake contributes to the long life expectancy of Japan. Japanese traditional health and the best ski, Hot spring Please look forward to it.
- Age 4～
- 09:30 / 10:30 / 11:30 / 12:30 / 13:30 / 14:30 / 15:30
This is a pleasure-boat with an observation deck "Moriyoshimaru", travels between Taihei Lake and Komata Gorge. You can enjoy both the sightseeing boat of lake and an exploring around the unexplored nature! Taihei Lake is an artificial lake which was made according to the completion of 30km Moriyoshi Dam. It is crowded with the explorers of valley views and anglers during the season. It only takes about 15 minutes boat ride to arrive at Komata Gorge Pier. There is a 1.8km long promenade in Komata Gorge where you can enjoy the beautiful scenery and nature of seasons. From the fresh green in spring to the deep green in summer, Komata Gorge fascinates people with its refreshing scenery worthy of the name of “hidden world”. Furthermore, the autumn leaves of Okumoriyoshi are so colorful that can be described as "embroidery". The incredibly beautiful unexplored world only can be created by God is waving to you, and takes to the another world. The boat runs every hour from 9:30 to 15:30. * Please note that the last pleasure-boat of the day (15:30) does not stop at Komata Gorge.
- Age 0～
- 08:20 / 09:20 / 11:30 / 12:30 / 13:40
A special taxi service between Aniai Station and Moriyoshizan Ani Gondola! Book in advance to reduce a regular price of 5-6 thousand yen (by meter) down to 3-4 thousand yen! Mt. Moriyoshi is one of the best hundred mountains famous for its rich variety of flowers blooming in spring and summer. In autumn, its summit and surrounding hills are covered with colorful autumn leaves. In winter, the mountain will transform into a crystal world with rime ice on all trees. Don't miss the opportunity to visit the mountain and enjoy its beautiful scenery at this discounted rate. * No taxi service available in November as gondola operation will be suspended. Ani Taxi provides convenient access to the scenic spots of Mt. Moriyoshi and nearby sightseeing places! The Mt. Moriyoshi and nearby Moriyoshi Prefectural Natural Park located in Kita-akita city boast splendid nature with beautiful waterfalls. You can also see the stunning Toudou Valley and the Toudou Fall and ride a boat to explore the beautiful Taihei Lake and Komata Gorge. To attract more visitors to the beautiful nature the Moriyoshi tour taxi (shared use) is cooperating with Akita Nairiku Line. We look forward to providing a pleasant trip for everyone.
- Age 0～
Stay at a farm and get know real Japanese rural life! During your farm stay in Odate, you can learn how to cook Kiritampo, Odate's traditional rice dish, experience farming, and relax in a local hot spring. Communication with locals is also one of the highlights of the farm stay. After the stay, you'll already begin planning your next trip back! Depending on your requests and schedule, you can also experience farming. Please enjoy your "second hometown" here with us! [Contents] ・Farm stay (one night accommodation with 2 meals and local open-air hot spring bath) ・For your dinner, you can make and taste authentic Kiritampo! Enjoy a luxurious dinner with plenty of local ingredients, including grilled Hinai chicken and seasonal fish. ・Free rental of Japanese Samue working clothes ・Simple farming experiences or stroll are available between 15:00 (check-in) to 10:00 (check-out)
- Age 6～
Nakayama soba has been handed down in the Nakayama area for generations. The soba is used the buckwheat flour which has a lot of umami produced by the climate with a large temperature difference, and the specialty of Odate, Yama-no-imo, a sort of Japanese yams, to create a unique texture. The unique flavor, texture, and smooth feeling goes down through your throat, Nakayama soba is definitely a dish that could attract you to come. The local friendly ladies and grannies will teach you how to make soba noodles. The taste of soba that you made by yourselves will surely be great. How about spend a warm time with the local ladies and grannies of farms while enjoying your own Nakayama soba noodle? [Contents] Nakayama soba making experience Nakayama Soba (hot or cold) + tempura + dessert!
- Age 6～
"Kiritampo" (mashed rice skewers) is famous as a specialty of Akita prefecture, but its place of "origin" is actually Odate city! Odate is Japan's No. 1 production area of Hinai chicken, which is a must-have essential ingredient for the authentic kiritampo hotpot. The culture of having kiritampo hotpot at home or celebration events has been rooted here still in Odate. You can enjoy the authentic taste using the delicious Hinai chicken with rich flavor and its umami soup. The local friendly ladies and grannies will teach you how to make kiritampo. The taste of kiritampo that you made by yourselves will surely be great. How about spend a warm time with the locals while enjoying the kiritampo hotpot? 【Contents】 Making miso tampo + kiritampo hotpot + A side dish + dessert!
- Age 0～
- Age 6～
There are few places on earth that humans cannot access. The representative Shirakami Mountains. Among them, in the Fujisato area, which can be said to be Oku Shirakami, the experience of listening to the true voice of the forest is waiting for you. If you spend the time to become a tree at the power spot in the forest that has been around for 8,000 Year, you may be able to get something you lacked in everyday life. ◎Appeal point of experience Walk through the beautiful swamps cultivated by beech primeval forest At some of the many rivers that flow through the Shirakami Mountains, a “walking” tour is carried out in the clear water of the beech forest. Be impressed by the scenery of the beech forest seen from the river, be amazed by the beautiful cold and transparent water, and discover the flora and fauna that live there. If you participate in the tour, you will be able to experience the mystery of the Shirakami Mountains, which you can experience just because you walk around. Shirakami's summer can't be told without walking a lot. The clear stream where the drops of the beech forest gather is exceptional!
- Age 6～
There are few places on earth that humans cannot access. The representative Shirakami Mountains. Among them, in the Fujisato area, which can be said to be Oku Shirakami, the experience of listening to the true voice of the forest is waiting for you. If you spend the time to become a tree at the power spot in the forest that has been around for 8,000 Year, you may be able to get something you lacked in everyday life. ◎Appeal point of experience Click here for camping equipment. *You cannot connect with your mobile phone. I have the time to quietly talk to the forest.
- Age 6～
- 08:00 / 11:00
There are many experiences of touching Akita dogs and taking pictures, but it is very rare that you can actually take a walk or hug with fluffy puppies and dignified adult dogs. Experience touching the Akita dog or puppy, which is one of the representative dog breeds in Japan. You can take a walk or play with a professional breeder. If you fall in love, you can buy it! *For details, please ask on the On the day event. Schedule 10 minutes—meeting, Explanations, hand wash 50 minutes — Take a walk and play together!
- Age 10～
Enjoy canoeing in the Shirakami Mountains in Akita Prefecture! Paddle a river in a hand-made canoe, immerse yourself in the vast trees and wildlife, and experience the untouched nature of Japan. Inexperienced customers are welcome. Certified instructors are always on hand. With an easy 1-hour flight from Haneda Airport to Akita, this is a great day trip to escape the hustle and bustle of the big cities. The Yoneshiro River, which flows into the Sea of Japan near the Port of Noshiro, flows through the city, followed by a forest of evergreen and seasonal trees, dramatic terrain, and various wildlife. Prior to starting a canoe, a certified instructor will hold a Explanations and practice session before pairing with the canoe. This will be the original handmade canoe known for its excellent stability. When you're ready, relax on a wide, calm river. Relax while experiencing the tranquility of the gentle flow of the river and its vastness overlooking the forest. Take a break along the way and join the watermelon splitting game "Watermelon" (you can of course eat it!). If you can't get watermelons, bake marshmallows with coffee and relax on a bonfire. For those who want to experience the untouched nature of Japan in no time too far from Tokyo, this canoeing Activity Noshiro City should be a perfect vacation. ◎ Schedule 13:00 — Check in 13:10 — Go to starting point and track workouts 13:30 — Canoe experience while taking a break (approx. 5.5 km) 15:30 — End of Activity
- Age 6～
There are few places on earth that humans cannot access. The representative Shirakami Mountains. In the Fujisato area, which can be called Oku Shirakami, the experience of listening to the true voice of the forest is waiting for you. If you spend the time to become a tree at the power spot in the forest that has been around for 8,000 Year, you may be able to get something you lacked in everyday life. ◎Appeal point of experience This is the chance for Studio Ghibli to meet the forest that he referred to in the anime movie Princess Mononoke. This time, it's a special program that includes walking trails that are normally closed and encountering mountain streams and indomitable natural cedar. ◎ Detailed schedule 90 minutes 08:00 JR Futatsui Station → Takeda 120 minutes 09:30 Walk in Gakutai & Mori no Cinema Theater Lunch Move 10 minutes 40 minutes 13:00 Tara Trail Natural cedar secret trail 40 minutes 13:40 Move to heritage center via Garou no Taki 70 minutes 14:20 Visit to the Heritage Center & Mori no Eki Cafe Time (This may be a little bit different) 30 minutes 15:30 Morinoeki → 16:00 Futatsui Station