Akita Prefecture facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsAkita Prefecture
|Area (rank)||11,612.22 km² (6th)|
|- % water||0.7%|
|- Population||1,106,050 (37th)|
|- Density||95.2 /km²|
|- Flower||Fuki (a kind of butterbur, Petasites japonicus)|
|- Tree||Akita-sugi (Cryptomeria japonica)|
|- Bird||Copper pheasant (Phasianus soemmerringii)|
|- Fish||Masu salmon|
Symbol of Akita Prefecture
- Senshu Park is 5 minutes walk from Akita Station.
The site of castle of the Kubota Castle built by Satake, a daimyo from Hitachi. Landscape gardener, Abira Nagaoka, designed the park in 1896. The name "Akita" became established in Tenpyou era.
Mt. Chokai is the second hightest mountain in the Tohoku Region. Shirakami-Sanchi is a large mountain range along the border between Akita and Aomori prefectures.
There are 13 cities in Akita Prefecture:
National Parks cover about 11% of the total land area of the prefecture. including
- Towada-Hachimantai National Park
- Nyuto Hot Spring Village (There are seven hotels.)
- National Park Resort Village Nyuto Hot Spring
Shrines and Temples
Images for kids
Samurai house in Kakunodate
Akita Prefecture Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.