Festivals & Events
Dakigaeri Gorge Autumn Leaves 抱返り渓谷の紅葉
A local way to celebrate the area's autumn colors
Enjoy the vibrant autumn colors at Dakigaeri Autumn Foliage Festival. Held from the beginning of October to the beginning of November, this festival celebrates the changing of the seasons by highlighting the area's gorgeous autumnal hues.
- The views of the ancient forest of beech and maple trees from Kami-no-Iwabashi suspension bridge
- Folk songs performed live by local musicians
- Dance performances and displays of the local arts and culture
How to Get There
Dakigaeri Gorge is best reached from Kakunodate Station or Tazawako Station by shuttle bus.
A free 15-minute shuttle bus from Kakunodate Station and a bus service from Tazawako Station are available during the festival period.
For those with a car, the gorge is about an hour's drive on National Route 46 from the Morioka Interchange Exit on the Tohoku Expressway. Limited car parking is available.
Plenty to see and do
During autumn, visitors can find out more about local life in Akita . Enjoy the fall colors by the gorge with the locals, and take part in the celebration. Listen to folk music from the region and watch traditional dance performances.
A tour of the Jindai Power Plant is also available.