Parking lots at the mountains of Akita. Drive 5 km to the deepest lake in Japan, Lake Tazawa, and 20 km to a popular flower viewing spot in Kakunodate. Then stop by along Hinoki Uchikawa to admire the nature and go fishing for Ayu.
※There are also facilities that can be paid by cash at the station
This is Japan's deepest freshwater lake at 423.4m, situated in the eastern part of Akita. This place is said to be the setting of the "Legend of Princess Tatsuko", where a woman came to Lake Tazawa and drank the water while praying for immortality. It is said that she became a dragon and became the ruler of the lake. There is also a statue of princess Tatsuko to commemorate this.
This is a secret hot spring deep in the Mount Nyuto. The area is popular for enjoying a bath while viewing the winter snowfall, with the white cloudy water also being a popular element. There are 7 onsen houses in the area, making it ideal for enjoying several different onsen. The area is in a very secluded spot and is also ideal for viewing the night sky on a clear night.※Credit：旅と温泉の無料写真素材 おんふぉと http://on-photo.com/
This is a hot spring in Hanamaki. It is located at the foot of Mount DogasawaMount ManjyuDai River within a landscape of spectacular scenery. There is a luxury hotel situated within a secluded area of Sakura and red pine trees, and is an ideal onsen destination for families with children.※Credit：旅と温泉の無料写真素材 おんふぉと http://on-photo.com/
This is a gorge that flows through Koyoshi River. There is a cliff that continues for 8km where one can see Ishizawa waterfall, various rock formations and caves, with numerous hidden spots. The area is popular in autumn for the autumn leaves that appear.
This is a peninsula that protrudes out to the Japan sea in the western part of Akita. This place is famous for being the home of a god named "Namahage" who wore clothes made of straw. The three mountains have been revered and worshipped throughout the ages.
This is a mountain stream from the Oirase River that runs for about 14 km in Towada Hachimantai National Park. A number of waterfalls are scattered along this mountain stream, including Choshi Falls. This road is also sometimes known as the "waterfall highway". Many tourists visit to see the fresh green and autumn leaves.
This is a World Heritage Temple built by Fujiwara Kiyohira, the first of the noble Fujiwara family, during the Heian era(794-1185). The main temple contains the Buddha, as well as the remains of three generations of the Fujiwara. The luxurious golden hall shows the glamorous culture of the noble family, and is known as a place where the Fujiwaras wished for life pleasure.
This is a mountainous area that stretches from Aomori to Akita prefecture, and home to the largest natural beech tree forest. This area was the first in Japan to be registered as a UNESCO world heritage site. The black woodpecker, can also be seen here. The area is also famous for its clear blue pond.
This castle was established by Tsugaru clan in 1611, from 47,000 stones. It is named as one of Japan's 7 famous castles by Shiba Ryotaro, and is one of 12 remaining castle towers in Japan. In the lower area of Hirosaki Park, here are around 2,600 cherry blossom trees which bloom every year in May, attracting many visitors.
This is a mysterious pond in Chokaisan Oomonoimi Shrine. In the Heian era(794-1185), there is a legend that a Samurai named Kamakura Kagemasa spectacularly slayed an enemy general who had cut one of his eyes out. After the Samurai washed his eyes in the pond, the fish living there are said to have shown respect to the Samurai and also all had only one eye. ※Credit：Kota Wada http://bit.ly/2ObTUKz
This is a 2km long valley through which Iwai River flows, and which Date Masamune is said to have passed through. The rocks and other material accumulated by the eruption of Mount Kurikoma was taken down by the flow of the river to form the area of the land that it is today. The area is also famous for "Kakko dumplings" also known as "fly in the air dumplings". There are many tourists who visit this place along with Geibi gorge.