November 28, 2021

Akita Prefecture (Akita Prefecture) is a prefecture located in the Tohoku region of Japan. The prefectural office is located in Akita City.

Geography / Region


Located in the northwestern part of the Tohoku region of Japan Adjacent prefectures: Aomori prefecture --Iwate prefecture --Yamagata prefecture --Miyagi prefecture


Mountains: Ou Mountains (Yawatahira, Akita Komagatake, Kurikoma), Dewa Mountains, Mahirusanchi (Waga Mountains), Taihei Mountains (Taihei Mountains), Shirakami Mountains, Sasamori Hills, (Mt. Chokai) Plains: Akita Plains, Noshiro Plains, Honjo Plains Basin: Odate Basin, Takanosu Basin, Hanawa Basin, Yokote Basin Peninsula: Oga Peninsula Rivers: Yoneshiro River, Omono River, Koyoshi River Lakes: Lake Towada, Lake Tazawa, Lake Hachirogata, Lake Taihei The coast of Akita Prefecture is shallow and easy to land, and there are many windbreaks near the coast where you can hide yourself, making it a great place for smugglers. At night, there are few people and it is not seen by neighboring residents, and Oshima, an uninhabited island, is located near the coast in Happo Town, and it is said that it is used as a relay point by North Korean agents.

Natural Park

National Park: Towada Hachimantai National Park Quasi-National Park: Oga Quasi-National Park, Chokai Quasi-National Park, Kurikoma Quasi-National Park Prefectural Natural Park: Magi Mahiru Prefectural Natural Park (Semboku City, Misato Town), Tashirodake Prefectural Natural Park (Odate City), Kimimachizaka Prefectural Natural Park (Noshiro City), Hachimori Iwadate Prefectural Natural Park (Happo Town), Akita Shirakami Prefectural Natural Park (Happo Town, Fujisato Town), Lake Tazawa Prefectural Natural Park (Semboku City), Moriyoshiyama Prefectural Natural Park (Kita Akita City), Taiheizan Prefectural Natural Park (Akita City, Kamikoani Village, Gojome Town) )


Akita Prefecture faces the Sea of ​​Japan, and the climate classification is classified as the climate on the Sea of ​​Japan side. Among the climates on the Sea of ​​Japan side, Akita Prefecture is characterized by the fact that the amount of precipitation in the coastal areas in winter is not so high, but the hours of sunshine are extremely short. Due to the low temperature in the inland area, about 90% of the inland area of ​​the prefecture is designated as a special heavy snowfall area, similar to Yamagata and Niigata prefectures on the Sea of ​​Japan side, and it is a prefecture with a lot of snow and easy to accumulate. The hours of sunshine during the winter season are the shortest among all prefectures. Therefore, the radiative cooling phenomenon does not occur in the morning and evening (excluding inland areas such as Kazuno City and Semboku City), and especially in the coastal areas on the Sea of ​​Japan side, the morning temperature is often higher than in the northern Kanto region. It is characterized by being warm and having a very small daily range. Part of the inland area has a wet continental climate (Dfa, Dfb) according to the Köppen climate classification, and the cold is severe. In addition, cold vortices created by sudden atmospheric tides near the coast of Akita, storm snow caused by polar lows, and heavy snowfalls of guerrillas are often seen. On the other hand, it is not uncommon for autumn to come without the end of the rainy season because it is hot and humid in the summer. However, the monsoon blowing from the Pacific Ocean side may be blocked by the mountains of the Ou Mountains, causing the foehn phenomenon. Yamase, which is said to cause cold damage to the Pacific Ocean side, becomes a hot and dry wind, and the temperature rises from the center of the inland area of ​​the prefecture to the southern part of the prefecture, and it may be a midsummer day or a hot day. Especially around Semboku City, it is scrutinized as "treasure wind" because this wind brings a good harvest (Obonai-bushi).


There are the following 13 cities, 6 counties, 9 towns and 3 villages in the prefecture. In Akita Prefecture, except for Misato Town, Mitane Town, and Happo Town, all towns are read as "towns" and all villages are read as "mura". There is a tendency. Before the Great Heisei Consolidation, everything was read as "town"). The population is as of November 1, 2021. autumn

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