Sourced from Wikivoyage. Text is available under the CC-by-SA 3.0 license.Nikaho (仁賀保市; nikaho-shi) is a city in south western Akita prefecture.
Nikaho is directly south of Yurihonjo, and from there it's conveniently accessible by train, bus, or car.
The Children's Ferrite and Science Museumaddress: 平沢字宝田４−１This is a small science museum. There are many hands-on exhibits involving magnets, sound, and various other topics. A few exhibits have information in English. Outside, there is a large trampoline and jungle gym.
Shirase South Pole Expedition Memorial Halladdress: 黒川字岩潟１５−３A memorial for Nobu Shirase, a man from Konoura, who led the first Japanese expedition to the South Pole.
address: 日本 秋田県にかほ市金浦中谷地２０−１An onsen, rotemburo, and sauna.
Shishigahana WetlandsThis wetlands area is a great spot for hiking in the woods. Some of the trees here are centuries old and famous for their age. The hiking trails are mostly tree-covered, and some of the streams naturally have a slightly bluish color. The most popular route is a well-signed 5km loop.
Naso no Shiratakiaddress: 象潟町小滝大ヒドThis is a 26m waterfall. Not far from the waterfall is the Kinpo Shrine.
Mototaki Fukuryusui UnderflowThis is a 30m wide low waterfall. The wide low waterfall creates a mist, which contrasts with the green moss.
Tsuchida Farmaddress: 馬場字冬師山４−６This farm has a restaurant that serves lamb, among other things. It also has soft-serve ice cream, as well as cheese and sausage. In a separate building, there is a small petting zoo. Outdoor benches provide nice views of the plateau and surrounding mountains.
Nodokaaddress: Innai, Hishikata 201-2The owner makes excellent food, including fresh udon, soba, rice bread, and rice bread pizza.
Sasanoiaddress: 平沢字新町１１−３This is a sushi restaurant with good sushi and friendly owners.
The Jolly Roger Baraddress: 象潟町字家ノ後２３−３９This bar has a mild pirate theme, and is said to have very friendly staff and customers.
address: 三森字大苗代190An upscale ryokan with onsen. Large rooms can be reserved for enkais.
Nakajimadai Forest Recreation Campgroundaddress: 馬場冬師山This campground is located on the foot of Mt. Chokai, next to the Shishigahana Wetlands, a great hiking spot.
phone: +81 184-43-4960address: Kisakata, Sainokami 31This is a hotel and onsen overlooking the Sea of Japan. Rooms are Japanese style, with futon mattresses on a tatami floor.
- Take a quick trip to Yurihonjo, just to the north.
- Climb Mt. Chokai, a popular hiking destination.
- See the Buddhist temple complex Dewa Sanzan, two hours to the south.
- Take the overnight train north to Aomori or south to Kanazawa or Osaka.