Akita Prefecture (秋田県 Akita-ken) is a prefecture in the Tōhoku region of Japan on the island of Honshu. The capital city is Akita.
The area of Akita was created from Dewa Province and Mutsu Province.
Akita Prefecture faces the Sea of Japan. It is bordered by Aomori Prefecture in the north, Iwate Prefecture in the east, Miyagi Prefecture in the southeast, and Yamagata Prefecture in the south.
There are 13 cities in Akita Prefecture:
National Parks are established in about 11% of the total land area of the prefecture. including
Shrines and Temples[change]
Ōmonoimi jinja and Tsutsukowake jinja are the chief Shinto shrines (ichinomiya) in the prefecture.