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Akita

Akita is a prefecture in the Tohoku region of Japan. It is located on the Sea of Japan, and is bordered by Iwate, Aomori, and Yamagata prefectures. Akita has a population of 1.1 million people and is the sixth largest prefecture in Japan.

The geography of Akita is mostly mountainous, with the Oga and Dewa mountain ranges to the east and west. To the north, the prefecture is bordered by the Akita Mountains. The climate is generally cool and humid, with heavy snowfalls in the winter. The capital of Akita is the city of Akita.

Akita has a long history and has been inhabited since ancient times. It was part of the ancient Yamato kingdom and was ruled by the Nambu clan from the 12th century until the late 16th century. During the Edo period, Akita was ruled by the Satake clan, who established the city of Akita.

During the Meiji period, Akita was an important center of industry, particularly for the production of rice, sake, and silk. In the early 20th century, Akita was the site of the Akita Rebellion, a peasant uprising against the government.

Today, Akita is known for its natural beauty, with many hot springs and national parks. It is also home to the Akita Kanto Festival, one of the largest festivals in Japan. Akita is also known for its regional cuisine, which includes popular dishes such as Kiritampo, a dish of boiled and mashed rice.

Excursion tips for a day in Akita

As a tourist in Akita, Japan, there are a number of exciting activities to enjoy in one day:

1. Visit the Oga Aquarium and explore the many species of fish and other marine life.

2. Take a stroll through the Akita Castle Park and admire the stunning views of the city.

3. Visit the Akita Senshu Museum to learn about the region's history and culture.

4. Enjoy a traditional meal at one of the many local restaurants.

5. Visit the Akita Dog Museum to learn about the history of the famous Akita breed.

6. Take a scenic hike through Kakunodate to take in the beautiful natural scenery.

7. Visit the Akita Grand Shrine and explore the many shrines and temples.

8. Shop for souvenirs at one of the many souvenir shops in the city.

9. Enjoy a traditional Japanese tea ceremony at the Shizukuishi Tea House.

10. Take a boat ride on the River Omono to admire the stunning views.

Experience Akita with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Akita. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Akita

Akita in Japan has a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. In spring, temperatures range from cool to mild, with occasional rain and snow. In summer, temperatures are warm and humid with occasional rain and thunderstorms. In autumn, temperatures are mild and dry with beautiful fall foliage. In winter, temperatures are cold and dry with occasional snowfall. Overall, the climate in Akita is relatively mild with low humidity, making it an ideal destination for outdoor activities year-round.

Cruise weather for Akita

Our weather forecast for Akita helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 25.4 °C
min: 23.8 °C
30.2 m/s
43.9 m/s
87.2 %
17.6 m
91.5 %
1,010 hPa
04:28:13
19:03:25
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 25.9 °C
min: 23.8 °C
32.0 m/s
41.0 m/s
68.4 %
20.8 m
89.7 %
1,009 hPa
04:29:02
19:02:41
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 26.4 °C
min: 24 °C
46.1 m/s
63.4 m/s
60.6 %
20.8 m
86.9 %
1,008 hPa
04:29:52
19:01:55
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 25.6 °C
min: 23.5 °C
24.1 m/s
30.6 m/s
68.0 %
23.5 m
89.2 %
1,009 hPa
04:30:43
19:01:07
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 26.2 °C
min: 24.3 °C
15.8 m/s
19.8 m/s
9.2 %
24.1 m
84.4 %
1,009 hPa
04:31:34
19:00:18
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 26.4 °C
min: 24.6 °C
14.0 m/s
14.8 m/s
79.9 %
24.1 m
80.9 %
1,008 hPa
04:32:26
18:59:27
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 26.6 °C
min: 24.6 °C
15.8 m/s
20.5 m/s
100.0 %
24.1 m
84.2 %
1,010 hPa
04:33:18
18:58:34
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 28.5 °C
min: 26.1 °C
22.7 m/s
30.2 m/s
88.0 %
23.2 m
78.9 %
1,010 hPa
04:34:11
18:57:40
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 26.5 °C
min: 24.2 °C
35.6 m/s
45.7 m/s
100.0 %
13.6 m
90.1 %
1,010 hPa
04:35:04
18:56:44
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 25.4 °C
min: 24.1 °C
31.0 m/s
43.9 m/s
100.0 %
9.0 m
90.5 %
1,004 hPa
04:35:57
18:55:47
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 25.8 °C
min: 23.9 °C
41.8 m/s
67.0 m/s
100.0 %
12.5 m
92.5 %
998 hPa
04:36:51
18:54:48
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 23.5 °C
min: 22.8 °C
20.9 m/s
25.2 m/s
100.0 %
24.0 m
87.5 %
1,000 hPa
04:37:45
18:53:47
Aug. 1st 2024 Aug. 1st 2024 max: 24.6 °C
min: 23.5 °C
16.2 m/s
18.0 m/s
62.1 %
23.8 m
79.1 %
1,003 hPa
04:38:40
18:52:45

Cruises to Akita

Would you like to travel to Akita on a cruise ship or would you just like to know when a certain ship will dock there? Here you will find an overview of the cruise ships that will be calling at the port of Akita.

Scheduled ship calls in Akita, Japan
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Aug. 1st 2024 Thursday, 1st of Aug. 2024 Diamond Princess 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Oct. 12th 2024 Saturday, 12th of Oct. 2024 Quantum of the Seas 07:00 am 04:00 pm
Oct. 18th 2024 Friday, 18th of Oct. 2024 MS Noordam 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Oct. 27th 2024 Sunday, 27th of Oct. 2024 Norwegian Spirit 07:00 am 03:00 pm
Apr. 2nd 2025 Wednesday, 2nd of Apr. 2025 Silver Whisper 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Apr. 6th 2025 Sunday, 6th of Apr. 2025 Norwegian Spirit 09:00 am 05:00 pm
Apr. 8th 2025 Tuesday, 8th of Apr. 2025 MS Noordam 07:00 am 03:00 pm
Apr. 10th 2025 Thursday, 10th of Apr. 2025 Azamara Pursuit 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Apr. 12th 2025 Saturday, 12th of Apr. 2025 AIDAstella 08:00 am 06:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Apr. 13th 2025 Sunday, 13th of Apr. 2025 Diamond Princess 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Apr. 18th 2025 Friday, 18th of Apr. 2025 Norwegian Spirit 09:00 am 04:00 pm
Apr. 23rd 2025 Wednesday, 23rd of Apr. 2025 MS Noordam 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Apr. 29th 2025 Tuesday, 29th of Apr. 2025 Anthem of the Seas 07:00 am 05:00 pm
Apr. 30th 2025 Wednesday, 30th of Apr. 2025 Azamara Pursuit 08:00 am 06:00 pm
May 8th 2025 Thursday, 8th of May 2025 Scenic Eclipse II 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jun. 7th 2025 Saturday, 7th of Jun. 2025 HANSEATIC inspiration 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jun. 19th 2025 Thursday, 19th of Jun. 2025 Diamond Princess 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Jul. 3rd 2025 Thursday, 3rd of Jul. 2025 Diamond Princess 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Aug. 1st 2025 Friday, 1st of Aug. 2025 Diamond Princess 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Sep. 22nd 2025 Monday, 22nd of Sep. 2025 Diamond Princess 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Oct. 15th 2025 Wednesday, 15th of Oct. 2025 Seabourn Quest 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Oct. 27th 2025 Monday, 27th of Oct. 2025 Diamond Princess 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Nov. 2nd 2025 Sunday, 2nd of Nov. 2025 Seabourn Quest 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Nov. 5th 2025 Wednesday, 5th of Nov. 2025 Diamond Princess 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Mar. 18th 2026 Wednesday, 18th of Mar. 2026 Silver Nova 08:00 am 08:00 pm
Mar. 23rd 2026 Monday, 23rd of Mar. 2026 Azamara Pursuit 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Apr. 11th 2026 Saturday, 11th of Apr. 2026 Silver Nova 08:00 am 08:00 pm
Apr. 19th 2026 Sunday, 19th of Apr. 2026 Azamara Pursuit 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Apr. 20th 2026 Monday, 20th of Apr. 2026 Seabourn Sojourn 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Jun. 3rd 2026 Wednesday, 3rd of Jun. 2026 HANSEATIC inspiration 12:00 am 12:00 am

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