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Akita Prefecture (秋田県, Akita-ken) is located in the Tohoku Region of northern Japan. The capital is the city of Akita. 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.
Akita Prefecture is rectangular in shape, roughly 181 km from north to south and 111 km from west to east. The Ou Mountains mark the eastern border of the prefecture, and the higher Dewa Mountains run parallel through the center of the prefecture. Like much of northern Japan, the prefecture has cold winters, particularly away from the sea.
The Oga Peninsula is a prominent feature of thecoastline.
Akita is the original home of the Akita dog (Akita inu), the famously loyal dog of Hachiko fame. A statue of this dog can be seen just outside of the JR Shibuya station, in Tokyo.
Cities in Akita Prefecture
Akita (capital) - The largest city in Akita prefecture.
Towns & Districts
How to get to Akita?
Akita has two airports with regular flights from Osaka, and Tokyo. Akita City regional airport, which serves the central and southern parts of the prefecture. And Odate-Noshiro Airport located almost half way between Noshiro and Odate city, which serves the northern parts of the prefecture.
Akita Airport (AXT):
Odate-Noshiro Airport (ONJ):
When traveling to northern Akita most people take the Hyate Shinkansen from Tokyo to Morioka. Then take a bus to there destination in Akita.
You can get to Akita via Highway bus from Tokyo.