Aniai contains most of the regional government offices, the Akita Nairiku Line's central train station, Aniai Station, and the local hospital and junior high school for Ani. There is a pleasant park which runs along the Ani River.
Takaya Raman Shop is a short walk south of the station along the main street.
Heihachi is right in front of Aniai Station. It is the most lively and fun spot in the town. The food is local and the owners and the salt of the earth. They also brew some doburoku which they might bring out if things go well and the evening progresses nicely.