Getting to Kakunodate

By air
  • 3.5 h
  • ¥17,000 - 33,000

JAL and ANA operate multiple flights per day between Tokyo's Haneda Airport and Akita Airport. Flight duration is one hour. The regular one way fare is about 28,000 yen, however, discount tickets are typically available for between 12,000 and 17,000 yen. Access to Akita Airport is explained in the getting around section.

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By highway bus
  • 9 h
  • ¥8,600 - 10,600

Ugo Kotsu operates a daily night bus between Tokyo (Tokyo Station) and Lake Tazawa, which also stops in Kakunodate along the way. The one way fare between Tokyo and Kakunodate is between 8,600 and 10,600 yen depending one the date of travel.

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Above fees and schedules are subject to change. Be sure to check current yen exchange rates.

Getting around

Kakunodate is best explored on foot. Kakunodate Station is located to the southeast of the samurai district. It is about a 15 minute walk from the station to the beginning of the samurai district, and a further 10 minute walk to the district's other end. Walking from the station will take tourists through part of the merchant district. Taxis and rickshaws are also available.

Transportation between Akita Airport and Kakunodate is somewhat limited, and as such, rental car outlets at the airport offer a convenient option. Direct public transportation between the airport and Kakunodate is provided by the Akita Airport Liner. This "taxi" service must be reserved by the day before travel and costs 4000 yen per person. Note that it will not operate for just one passenger. Alternatively, limousine buses takes passengers as far as Akita Station for 950 yen, where they can then board a train for Kakunodate.