Akita Museum of Art
Akita's most famous painting, Tsuguharu Fūjita's Events of Akita, is also reputed to be the world's largest canvas painting. It...
Once the opulent headquarters of Akita Bank, this brick structure built in 1912 is now a folk museum. Inside, you'll find fascinating...
Spica Ryokōsha Cafe & Bar
By day, this colourful cafe serves tasty smoothies and lunch plates. Come night, it morphs into a hip little bar. During happy hour (5pm...
Sample delicate, fresh inaniwa udon (thin wheat noodles) at this popular speciality shop. They're particularly refreshing on a hot day...
Originally constructed in 1604, Akita's castle was destroyed with other feudal relics during the Meiji Restoration. The moat still guards the entrance to this leafy park; though hardly sinister, it becomes choked with giant waterlilies in summer. There are also a few pieces of the castle foundation remaining, along with plenty of grassy patches and strolling paths. A reconstruction of a guard tower in the north corner offers views over the city.