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Akita Prefecture (秋田県) is located in the Tohoku region on the island of Honshu. Akita is its capital.

Major Cities

Main Attractions

  • Lake Tazawa is 423.4 meters deep, making it the deepest lake in Japan.
  • The tallest virgin cedar tree - 58 meters tall and 250 years old virgin - stands in a protected forest in Nibuna Mizusawa.
  • Tsuzureko Drum Festival
  • Korakukan is Japan's oldest unaltered drama theater.
  • Tamagawa hot springs in Hachimantai
  • Akita butterbur grows in this area. The plant's stalk is over 1.5 meters long and its leaves are over a meter wide.
  • Odate Jukai Dome is 78 meters long and 157 meters wide with a height of 52 meters.

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