Ruins of Wakimoto Castle

Used as a base by the Ando Clan, who controlled the Akita region during the Warring States Period, this castle has been designated a historical landmark by the government. With a height of 100m and strategic location for both sea travel (Sea of Japan and Hachirogata Lagoon) and land travel (Tengamichi), Cape Oibanazaki was the perfect place to build a castle. During the Edo Period, it was visited by travel writer Masumi Sugae, whose drawings and record of the old camellia tree in Sugawara Shrine still remain. These are carefully preserved as an important part of the area’s cultural heritage.

South Coast