Akita

One of only a few large cities on the northwest coast of Japan and is an important port and industrial centre

Akita Map

“An urban oasis in the middle of the largely rural prefecture of the same name, Akita means fine sake, amazing festivals and (supposedly) the most beautiful women in all of Japan!”

Harry Sargant - Sales Manager

Although the city dates back to the eighth century, very little of the old city remains giving it a very modern feel.  The surrounding area is said to grow the best rice and have exceptionally pure water, making its sake some of the best in the country.

Akita is a good place for art lovers with the Hirano Masakichi Art Musuem housing a valuable collection of work by Western and Japanese artists. Whilst being home to pieces by Goya, Picasso, Rubens and Rembrandt, it is more famously known for Fujita Tsuguharu's enormous painting, Events in Akita , which takes up a whole wall in the museum at 20 metres long.    

Recommended Accommodation in Akita

The following are our favourites from among the western-style hotels and Japanese-style inns of Akita.

Weather in Akita

The Climate Guide for Akita, Japan is perfect for planning your holiday. Monthly weather averages give the best indication of what the weather is usually like for every month of the year including figures for temperature, rainfall and sunshine.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Max Daytime Temperature (°C) 1 2 5 13 18 22 25 27 23 17 10 4
Min Night-time Temperature (°C) -4 -4 -2 3 8 14 18 19 15 8 2 -2
Hours of Sunshine (Daily) 2 3 5 6 7 6 5 6 5 5 3 2
Hours of Daylight (Daily) 10 11 12 13 14 15 15 14 12 11 10 9
Heat and Humidity Discomfort None None None None None None Low Moderate None None None None
Days with some Rainfall 30 26 26 18 18 18 19 19 20 20 24 29
Monthly Rainfall (mm) 108 87 90 120 119 132 184 193 177 148 165 145
UV Index (Maximum) 2 2 4 6 7 8 9 9 7 4 2 1