Trying to find the best Akita trails? AllTrails has 8 great hiking trails, views trails, snowshoeing trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Senboku, Kazuno or Akita, we've got you covered. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 3 easy trails in Akita ranging from 0.7 to 2.1 miles and from 5,039 to 5,269 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

hiking

views

snowshoeing

forest

lake

Akita, Japan Map
VIEW FULL MAP

This is actually two trails combined. The Oirase Gorge and the one to the mountain. The Oirase Gorge trail starts at the museum an ends at Lake Towada. It is 14km (8.7 miles). If you have the time, you can hike back, but I took the bus to make it before the sun set. I had a late start. There are plenty great Onsens in the area to relax afterwards. This is a great trail for everyone! There are MANY scenic spots with tables. You can take the bus to any part of the trail. The Ishigedo stop has food and bathrooms. It’s a great place to start if you want a shorter hike. The Yekayama is a few kilometers away to keep it short and family friendly. Trail is Dog friendly. The facilities are not. Great every season! Summer is cool in the shade and green. Fall is full of colors. Winter is white and beautiful with the frozen falls. If you’re into photography this is the place! Many places to turn off and park at the spots you want. Plenty of hotels or places to stay, if needed. Everyone was very helpful to the foreigner as well. I suspect the trail is always a bit wet, so extra bit of mud. But nothing too challenging.

hiking
snow
1 month ago

Very easy! Great for everyone, even small kids, novice, and just “indoor people”. No dogs. Good views; mountains and lakes.

hiking
4 months ago

Amazing spring hike to the "Eye of the Dragon." To see the eye of the dragon, make the hike from the last week of May or first week of June.

This trail map is very misleading. It is not 29 miles. The trail is only around 6 miles and follows route 102. If I was rating it just on the river and waterfalls I would rate it 5 stars. However, the traffic takes away a lot of the enjoyment. It is a great trail and you should do the trail but start at the location I posted below. Ishigedo rest area 〒034-0301 Aomori, Towada, Okuse, Sobe−山1 0176-74-2355 https://goo.gl/maps/aayGaG9VWcrybKy37

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
7 months ago