The air gateway to Akita Prefecture is of course the Akita Airport. Since there are remarkably many popular tourism attractions of the Tohoku (northeast) region in this area, many tourists visit here year around.
The popular special products of Akita are "Yuki-no-Bijin" which is Akita brewed sake made without adding alcohol or sugar, and "Hatahata Sushi". You can try them around the airport. The very popular tourism attractions are "Akita Akarenga Kyodokan (Red Brick Folk Museum Akita) " and "Akita Shimin Ichiba (Akita Citizens' Market)". There are a lot of attractions in Akita. The local specialities "Kiritanpo (toasted skewered mashed rice)", "Shottsuru (fish sause)" and "Iribugakko (pickled Daikon radish) will be perfect snacks while walking. The Omagari National Fireworks & Taiko (Japanese drums) Competition is famous as a big summer event. It is very convenient for sightseeing to use a rental car.