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Wikipedia: Akita Prefecture
Akita Prefecture
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Akita prefecture (秋田県; Akita-ken) is located in the Tohoku region of northern Japan. The capital is Akita.

 

Akita prefecture (秋田県)

Akita prefectural symbol
CapitalAkita
Region:Tohoku
Island:Honshu
Area
 - Total
 - % water
Ranked 6th
11,612.11 km²
0.7%
Population
 - Total (Jan 1, 2003)
 - Density
Ranked 35th
1,174,905
101/km²
Districts:9
Municipalities:69
ISO 3166-2:JP-05
Symbols
Pref. Flower:Butterbur blossom
(Petasites japonicus)
Pref. Tree:Akita-sugi
(Cryptomeria japonica)
Pref. Bird:Copper pheasant
(Phasianus soemmerringii)

Notes

There is a current lack of tourist information from official sources. Eg. the JNTO site doesn't even list Akita! If you are in the position to do so, please complain to relevant authorities about this!

History

Geography

Located in the north of Honshu island, Akita prefecture faces the Sea of Japan in the west and is bordered by Aomori in the north, Iwate in the east, Miyagi in the south east, and Yamagata in the south.

Cities

Districts

  • Kaduno
    • Kosaka
  • Kawabe
    • Kawabegun
    • Kawabe
    • Yuuwa
  • Yamamoto
    • Yamamotogun
    • Kotooka
    • Futatsui
    • Hachimori
    • Yamamoto
    • Hachiryuu
    • Fujisato
    • Minehama
  • Minamiakita
    • Minamiakitagun
    • Gojoume
    • Shouwa
    • Hachirougata
    • Iitagawa
    • Ten'nou
    • Ikawa
    • Wakami
    • Oogata
  • Kitaakita
    • Kitaakitagun
    • Takanosu
    • Hinai
    • Moriyoshi
    • Ani
    • Tashiro
    • Aikawa
    • Kamikoani
  • Hiraka
    • Hirakagun
    • Masuda
    • Hiraka
    • Omonogawa
    • Oomori
    • Juumonji
    • San'nai
    • Taiyuu
  • Senboku
    • Senbokugun
    • Kamioka
    • Nishisenboku
    • Kakunodate
    • Rokugou
    • Nakasen
    • Tazawako
    • Kyouwa
    • Nangai
    • Senboku
    • Nishiki
    • Oota
    • Senhata
    • Sen'nan
  • Yuri
    • Yurigun
    • Nikaho
    • Konoura
    • Kisakata
    • Yashima
    • Iwaki
    • Yuri
    • Nishime
    • Choukai
    • Higashiyuri
    • Oouchi
  • Ogachi
    • Ogachigun
    • Inakawa
    • Ogachi
    • Ugo
    • Higashinaruse
    • Minase

Economy

Demographics

Culture

Tourism

Near Lake Tozawa, there are a number of hot springs resorts (onsen), these are popular with tourists from all over Japan. In addition there are a number of seasonal festivals (matsuri) which offer a glimpse of rural or traditional Japan.

Kakunodate is a particularly charming old town, full of preserved samurai houses. The Aoyagi house is the former residence of Odano Naotake, the man who illustrated Japan's first modern guide to the human anatomy. The house is now a museum and gallery of medical illustrations and traditional crafts.

External Link: Links.net Akita - Travel Reporting

Prefectural symbols

Miscellaneous topics

External links


  

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