Akita Prefecture has an expressive natural environment that enthralls visitors throughout the four seasons.
In spring there are the famous cherry blossoms of Kakunodate, while summer in Akita is lit up by the Kanto Matsuri, one of the three major festivals in the Tohoku region. In fall the mountains blaze with red and yellow autumnal leaves, and the snow-covered winter months are perfect for enjoying local specialties and hot springs. Akita Prefecture has more Important Intangible Folk Properties than anywhere else in Japan, and there are many festivals to enjoy in winter as well. It is a place where you can enjoy all seasons of the year, with townscapes and events that impart a sense of history, tradition, and culture.