Akita Prefecture is in the northeastern region of the main island . Akita is the original home of the Akita dog, the famously loyal dog of fame.

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is a city in southern Akita prefecture. It was formed in 2005 by the merger of many towns: Chokai, Higashi Yuri, Nishime, Iwaki, Honjo, Yashima, and Yuri.

is the capital of prefecture in the northern region of 's island.

is a city at the southeastern corner of Akita Prefecture, along the border with Yamagata and .


is a city in Akita prefecture. The areas of and are destinations in their own rights and are covered in separate articles.

is a city in south western Akita prefecture.

is one of the popular hot spring resorts in , situated in the deep mountain area of Tazawa Kogen plateau, , Akita.

is a town in , Akita. Known as Samurai town and "The Little Kyoto of Tohoku".

Ōdate is a city in Akita prefecture in northern .

is a city in western Akita prefecture. The city is actually a large peninsula -- the Peninsula.

is a city in . To the south, Yuzawa and are a short drive.


  • Location: , , ,
  • Population: 969,000
  • Latitude of center: 39.75° or 39° 45' north
  • Longitude of center: 140.4° or 140° 24' east
  • Elevation: 493 meters (1617 feet)
  • Neighbors: , , and
  • GeoNames ID: 2113124

Other Names for Akita

  • Achinese: Prefektur Akita
  • Arabic: أكيتا
  • Bulgarian: Акита
  • Catalan: Prefectura dAkita
  • Central Khmer: ខេត្តអាគីតា
  • Central Kurdish: ئاکیتا
  • Chinese: 秋田县
  • Czech: Prefektura Akita
  • English: Akita Prefecture
  • Esperanto: Gubernio Akita
  • Estonian: Akita prefektuur
  • Finnish: Akitan prefektuuri
  • French: Akita
  • French: Préfecture dAkita
  • Galician: Prefectura de Akita
  • Gan Chinese: 秋田县
  • German: Akita
  • German: Präfektur Akita
  • Hakka Chinese: Akita-yen
  • Hebrew: אקיטה
  • Hindi: अकिता प्रीफ़ेक्चर
  • Hungarian: Akita prefektúra
  • Iloko: Prepektura ti Akita
  • Indonesian: Prefektur Akita
  • Irish: Maoracht Akita
  • Italian: Prefettura di Akita
  • Japanese: あきた
  • Japanese: あきたけん
  • Japanese: アキタ
  • Japanese: アキタケン
  • Japanese: 秋田
  • Japanese: 秋田県
  • Javanese: Préfèktur Akita
  • Korean: 아키타 현
  • Latvian: Akitas prefektūra
  • Lithuanian: Akitos prefektūra
  • Macedonian: Акита
  • Malay (macrolanguage): Wilayah Akita
  • Marathi: अकिता
  • Min Dong Chinese: Akita-gâing
  • Min Nan Chinese: Akita-koān
  • Mongolian: Акита
  • Northern Sami: Akita prefektuvra
  • Novial: Akita Prefekture
  • Pampanga: Prepektura ning Akita
  • Persian: استان آکیتا
  • Portuguese: Akita
  • Romanian: Prefectura Akita
  • Russian: Акита
  • Scots: Akita Prefectur
  • Serbian: Префектура Акита
  • Serbo-Croatian: Prefektura Akita
  • Spanish: Prefectura de Akita
  • Sundanese: Préféktur Akita
  • Swahili (macrolanguage): Mkoa wa Akita
  • Swedish: Akita prefektur
  • Tagalog: Prepektura ng Akita
  • Tajik: Префектураи Акита
  • Thai: จังหวัดอะกิตะ
  • Uighur: ئاكىتا ناھىيىسى
  • Ukrainian: Префектура Акіта
  • Urdu: اکیتا پریفیکچر
  • Western Panjabi: ضلع اکیٹا
  • Wu Chinese: 秋田县
  • Yue Chinese: 秋田縣
  • Akita-ken
  • Akita Ken
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