Cruises from Akita
Akita is a port city where the Omono River enters the Sea of Japan. It is situated to the north of Japan’s largest island, Honshu, and 470 km north of Tokyo. The city has very warm, humid summers and cold, very snowy winters. Akita lies in an agricultural area, producing rice and forestry products.
Off shore is the important Sarukawa oil field, with associated refinery nearby at Oga City. Other industries include woodworking, metalworking, and the production of silk textiles. The city’s historical origins are of interest to tourists, and these include Kubota Castle in Sunshu Pari, and Akita Castle in Takashimizu Park. The Jizoden Ruins are an important archeological find with artifacts from Japan’s Paleolithic periods. Old temples and shrines, wealthy farmers' residences, and blocks of the old city ca be seen everywhere.