Akita is home to a variety of hikes and climbs of all levels. From beginners to experts, there are all kind of trails you can challenge yourself on.
- Plan Ahead and be prepared. Always tell a friend who isn't going with you where you are going and when you intend to return. Know the regulations and special concerns for the area where you are hiking.
- Prepare for extreme weather, hazards and emergencies. Pack 2 liters of water. Bring a few candy bars. Insufficient food and water can lead to poor decision making processes, and that's the most likely way you will get injured in the back country. Carry a rain jacket. Even if it seems like a hot day, a storm can come up and protecting your core (stomach, chest, and arms) from the wind is important to avoiding hypothermia.
- Dispose of waste properly. Pack out what you pack in. Carry a trash bag. Help keep the trails nice by picking up what others have left behind.
These principles are part of the Leave No Trace philosophy .
Hikes in Akita
- Shirakami Mountains.
- Yasu-no-Taki Falls. Easy/medium.
- Sankai Falls. Easy/medium (trailhead accessible by ferry).
- Doudou Falls. Easy/medium.
- Mount Hachimantai.
- Mount Moriyoshi.
- Mount Tashiro.
- Mount Komagatake.
- The Tallest Cedar in Japan.
- Mount Taihei.
- Mount Akita Komagatake.
- Mount Nyuto. Medium.
- Ogata Fuji. A very, very short climb.
- Tamagawa Onsen to Goshogake Onsen - Milk Lake Hike. Medium.
|Entertainment in Akita|
|Sports||Running • Bicycling • Soccer • Basketball • Cricket • Ground Golf|
|Martial Arts||Kendo • Kyudo • Judo • Naginatado • Karatedo • Sado|
|Outdoors||Hiking/Climbing • Camping • Rafting • Skiing and snowboarding • Hanami • Shrines and Temples|
|Leisure||Onsen • Movies • Museums and zoos • Arcades • Ramen shops • Akita beer • Sake • Doburoku • Cigar stores • Festivals • Taiko • Music festivals|