Akitakata (Japanese: 安芸高田市) is a middle town within Hiroshima prefecture in the Chūgoku region. Sister cities of Akitakata are Selwyn in New Zealand and Hofu in Japan.
With its 2 train stations and approx. 1.600.000 travellers yearly, Akitakata is connected to regional rail.
A top destination for your sightseeing is throughout the year the Kagura Monzen Toji-village (jap. 神楽門前湯治村).
The Koriyama castle is nowadays a ruin.
Attention please! The Akitakata big fireworks fireworks will take place. There will be 1.600 rockets shot into the air. You can best watch the venue from the Haji-dam.
Onsen / Hot spring
Wellness and health? In Akitakata no Problem. The hot spring Kagura Monzen Toji-village is recognized for its positive effect on Neuralgia and invites you to relax. The address is Midori-cho. In addition, the city is blessed with the other hot spring Takamiya-yu woods which helps among others at Neuralgia. Go for this to Takamiya-cho.
What Akitakata travellers should culinary try is Yasha-udon. The Kagura Monzen Toji-village in Midori-cho offers this delicious treat.
Do you already own a souvenir from Akitakata? You could buy for example Mitsuya ebisu tea, available in the city producer's market.
Discover the cherry blossom in Akitakata from 04/01 to 04/10, best in the Haji-dam area (jap. 土師ダム周辺). Summer beauty brings the lotus flower from 07/01 to 07/31. See it in the Manji Wakunaga memorial park (jap. 湧永満之記念庭園). The maple tree changing colour is the highlight in the romantic autumn. Discover in the Yuisho-an ato kaede grove (jap. 唯称庵跡かえで林), how the leaves turn from golden yellow to shining red from around 11/01 and the changing of colours lasts until 11/30.