Akitakata, City in Japan

General Information about Akitakata

Akitakata (Akitakata) is a middle town within Hiroshima prefecture in the Chūgoku region. Sister cities of Akitakata are Selwyn in New Zealand and Hofu in Japan.

You can easily reach the suburbs of Akitakata by local rail services in 2 stations. Approx. 1.600.000 travelers are here annually on the rails.

Travel tips for Akitakata


A Top Akitakata destination for your sightseeing is throughout the year the Kagura Monzen Toji-village (神楽門前湯治村).

The Koriyama castle is nowadays a ruin.


Do you want to see fireworks in Akitakata? The Akitakata big fireworks (安芸高田花火大会) with 1.600 rockets is popular. You can best watch from the Haji-dam.

Hot spring

If you want to take a hot bath in Akitakata, the spa Kagura Monzen Toji-village (神楽門前湯治村) brings you relaxation and is also good for Neuralgia. The address: Midori-cho (美土里町). Another hot spring here is Takamiya-yu woods (たかみや湯の森), which helps amongst other things in Neuralgia. Go to Takamiya-cho (高宮町) for this.


You want to eat well and enjoy a drink in Akitakata? Yasha-udon (夜叉うどん) is recommended by locals. The Kagura Monzen Toji-village (神楽門前湯治村) in Midori-cho (美土里町) is popular.


Do you already own a souvenir from Akitakata? You could buy for example Mitsuya ebisu tea, available in the city producer's market.

Flowers and Foliage

Discover the cherry blossom in Akitakata from 04/01 to 04/10, best in the Haji-dam area (土師ダム周辺). A feeling of summer freshness brings the lotus blossom from 07/01 to 07/31, to view in the Manji Wakunaga memorial park (湧永満之記念庭園). The maple trees changing colour in Akitakata is the highlight in the romantic autumn. Discover in the Yuisho-an ato kaede grove (唯称庵跡かえで林), how the leaves turn from golden yellow to shining red. Start is around the 11/01 and the foliage lasts until 11/30.