The main charm of Akita is how richly each season is expressed in its alluring nature. In spring, there are cherry blossoms — The colorful drooping branches of the Weeping Cherry in Kakunodate and the rows of cherry trees along the Hinokinai River have the beauty to take one’s breath away. In summer, everything is green — The magnificent outline of Mount Chōkai surely leaves a deep impact on people who view it. The fireworks of Ōmagari which have become one of the seasonal charms of summer and Akita Kantō Festival light up the summer night with stunning colors. In Autumn, there are the changing colors — The beauty of the mountains painted red and yellow and the golden-hued rice paddy gives onlookers the impression that the autumn harvest is soon to come. In Winter, these trees in their vivid fall colors change again to be as white as the thick snow that falls on them. These long winters have brought about the unique food culture in Akita. Their famous dishes — Kiritampo (grilled rice sticks) and Iburigakko (smoked pickles) — were created by the ancestors of Akita’s inhabitants as preserved food to get them through the winters. There are many Onsens which can be called famous hot springs, so would you like to relish the tastes of Akita after thoroughly soaking in one of these outdoor hot springs while drinking and taking in the winter scenery like a local?Akita is a place that can excite all five of your senses.