Yuzawa, a Town of Wonderful People and Nature with Skilled Craftsmanship
Yuzawa was developed as a castle town governed by the Satake Minami Family. The Omono River from the north to south through the middle of the city and Mt. Chokai, aka Mt. Fuji of Dewa, sits on to its west side. Traditional events are held throughout the year, such as the “Tanabata Picture Lantern Festival” and the “Samurai Parade” in summer and the “Inukko Festival” in winter. Akita Prefecture is famous for beautiful women with fair skin. As it is often called as the Nada (famous sake production area in Hyogo Prefecture) in the Tohoku region, Yuzawa is also known as a production area of quality sake. Today, six breweries produce locally crafted sake in Yuzawa. Out of the town lies many noteworthy hot springs including Kawarage Jigoku (one of the three most sacred religious mountains in Japan) and Kawarage Oyutaki (natural open-air bath).
Sightseeing Highlights in Yuzawa
Chikara-mizu Water (Central Park)
Important Annual Events in Yuzawa
Tanabata Picture Lantern Festival
Traditional Crafts of Yuzawa
Kokeshi Wood Figure (Kijiyama style and others)
Food & Specialties of Yuzawa
Using quality sake rice and pure water, sake brewed in Yuzawa has long been praised for its exceptional quality. The area is often called as the Nada (famous sake production area in Hyogo Prefecture) in the Tohoku region.
Miso and Soy Sauce
- Yuzawa Station on the JR Ou Main Line
- Yuzawa City Tourism Association
- TEL：0183-73-0415 / FAX：0183-78-2323
- URL： http://akitayuzawa.jp/