JR Akita Station
JR Akita Station, Akita Prefecture 秋田駅
Akita Station won't win any awards for architectural excellence but it's extremely functional with a good range of shops, convenience stores, cafes, restaurants and the Topico department store. This is a good place to pick up souvenirs of Akita Prefecture.
Akita Station has trains on the following lines: the Akita Shinkansen to Tokyo, the Ou Main Line to Fukushima and Aomori Station via Omagari Station (change here for local trains to Kakunodate), the Uetsu Main Line to Niitsu Station in Niigata and the Oga Line to Oga in Akita.
Both exits of the railway station have bus stations. There are highway bus services to both Sendai (3 hours, 40 minutes; 10 services daily) and Tokyo (8 hours, 20 minutes, 1 daily service). There are also local city buses to North Asia University and Akita Airport.
Tourist Information & Hotels
Akita Tourist Information Center is directly opposite the entrance to the platforms. Nearby hotels to the station include the ALS Hotel Metropolitan Akita and the Toyoko Inn.
JR Akita Station in Akita Prefecture 秋田駅 The building won't win any awards for architectural excellence but is the main station in the center of the city.