List of Historic Sites of Japan (Akita)

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This list is of the Historic Sites of Japan located within the Prefecture of Akita.[1]

National Historic Sites[edit]

As of 1 August 2014, thirteen sites have been designated as being of national significance (including one *Special Historic Site); Mount Chōkai spans the prefectural borders with Yamagata.[2][3][4]

Site Municipality Comments Image Coordinates Type Ref.
*Ōyu Stone Circle
大湯環状列石
Ōyu kanjōresseki
Kazuno submitted for inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage List as one of the Jōmon Archaeological Sites in Hokkaidō, Northern Tōhoku, and other regions[5][6]
Ōyu Stone Circle
40°16′17″N 140°48′16″E / 40.27133697°N 140.80431892°E / 40.27133697; 140.80431892 (Ōyu Stone Circle) 1 268
Isedōtai Site
伊勢堂岱遺跡
Isedōtai iseki
Kita-Akita submitted for inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage List as one of the Jōmon Archaeological Sites in Hokkaidō, Northern Tōhoku, and other regions[5][6]
Isedōtai Site
40°12′05″N 140°20′54″E / 40.20140097°N 140.34830948°E / 40.20140097; 140.34830948 (Isedōtai Site) 1 3277
Iwaidō Caves
岩井堂洞窟
Iwaidō dōkutsu
Yuzawa 39°02′51″N 140°24′09″E / 39.04763°N 140.402557°E / 39.04763; 140.402557 (Iwaidō Caves) 1 272
Akita Castle Site
秋田城跡
Akita-jō ato
Akita
Akita Castle Site
39°44′25″N 140°04′53″E / 39.74025935°N 140.08134159°E / 39.74025935; 140.08134159 (Akita Castle Site) 2 267
Sugisawadai Site
杉沢台遺跡
Sugisawadai iseki
Noshiro
Sugisawadai Site
40°15′07″N 140°03′13″E / 40.252052°N 140.053589°E / 40.252052; 140.053589 (Sugisawadai Site) 1 274
Ōtoriiyama Site
大鳥井山遺跡
Ōtoriiyama iseki
Yokote fortified C10/11 residence 39°19′44″N 140°33′50″E / 39.32886637°N 140.56385889°E / 39.32886637; 140.56385889 (Ōtoriiyama Site) 2 00003656
Jizōden Site
地蔵田遺跡
Jizōden iseki
Akita
Jizōden Site
39°39′28″N 140°09′26″E / 39.65787871°N 140.15733745°E / 39.65787871; 140.15733745 (Jizōden Site) 1 276
Hotta Palisade Site
払田柵跡
Hotta-no-saku ato
Daisen, Misato early Heian fortified city; growth rings have been dated to 801[7]
Hotta Palisade Site
39°28′07″N 140°32′50″E / 39.46867654°N 140.5472964°E / 39.46867654; 140.5472964 (Hotta Palisade Site) 2 260
Hirata Atsutane Grave
平田篤胤墓
Hirata Atsutane no haka
Akita
Hirata Atsutane Grave
39°43′43″N 140°08′14″E / 39.72863931°N 140.1372221°E / 39.72863931; 140.1372221 (Hirata Atsutane Grave) 7 264
Yuri Coast Sea Wall
由利海岸波除石垣
Yuri kaigan namiyoke ishigaki
Nikaho Edo-period barrier against the waves, salt spray, and strong winds[8] 39°16′51″N 139°55′18″E / 39.28091418°N 139.92169181°E / 39.28091418; 139.92169181 (Yuri Coast Sea Wall) 6 277
Wakimoto Castle Site
脇本城
Wakimoto-jō ato
Oga
Wakimoto Castle Site
39°54′09″N 139°53′21″E / 39.902576°N 139.889099°E / 39.902576; 139.889099 (Wakimoto Castle Site) 2 3399
Hiyama Andō Clan Fortified Residence Sites
檜山安東氏城館跡
Hiyama Andō-shi jōkan ato
Noshiro designation includes the sites of Hiyama Castle (檜山城跡?), the great hall (大館跡?), and Chausu hall (茶臼館跡?)
Hiyama Andō Clan Fortified Residence Sites
40°09′58″N 140°07′24″E / 40.16610151°N 140.1233817°E / 40.16610151; 140.1233817 (Hiyama Andō Clan Fortified Residence Sites) 2 273
Mount Chōkai
鳥海山
Chōkaisan
Yurihonjō, Nikaho designation includes an area of Yuza in Yamagata Prefecture
Mount Chōkai
39°05′42″N 140°02′41″E / 39.09507912°N 140.04464809°E / 39.09507912; 140.04464809 (Mount Chōkai) 3 00003566
This list is complete and up-to-date as of 2 August 2014.

Prefectural Historic Sites[edit]

As of 1 May 2014, forty sites have been designated as being of prefectural importance.[4][9]

Site Municipality Comments Image Coordinates Type Ref.
Joshitei
如斯亭
Joshitei
Akita also a Place of Scenic Beauty 39°44′03″N 140°07′45″E / 39.73422658°N 140.12909776°E / 39.73422658; 140.12909776 (Joshitei) [1]
Yaishi Fortified Residence Site
矢石館遺跡
Yaishi tate iseki
Ōdate 40°17′42″N 140°25′19″E / 40.294871°N 140.421817°E / 40.294871; 140.421817 (Yaishi Fortified Residence Site) [2]
Ancient Kilns
上代窯跡
jōdai yōseki
Akita 39°48′09″N 140°06′42″E / 39.802569°N 140.111572°E / 39.802569; 140.111572 (Ancient Kilns) [3]
Shiroiwa-yaki Kiln Site
白岩焼窯跡
Shiroiwa-yaki kama ato
Semboku 39°35′01″N 140°37′07″E / 39.583647°N 140.618638°E / 39.583647; 140.618638 (Shiroiwa-yaki Kiln Site) [4]
Jūsanbonzuka
十三本塚
Jūsanbonzuka
Ugo 39°11′49″N 140°26′20″E / 39.197031°N 140.43897°E / 39.197031; 140.43897 (Jūsanbonzuka) [5]
Tentoku-ji
万固山天徳寺
Bankosan Tentokuji
Akita Tentokuji gate1.jpg 39°44′19″N 140°07′12″E / 39.738610°N 140.120133°E / 39.738610; 140.120133 (Tentokuji) [6]
Kashikodokoro Shell Mound
柏子所貝塚
Kashikodokoro kaizuka
Noshiro 40°10′18″N 140°02′47″E / 40.171553°N 140.046448°E / 40.171553; 140.046448 (Kashikodokoro Shell Mound) [7]
Former Misakiyama Kaidō
三崎山旧街道
Misakiyama kyū-kaidō
Nikaho 39°07′10″N 139°52′29″E / 39.119320°N 139.87463°E / 39.119320; 139.87463 (Former Misakiyama Kaidō) [8]
Iizume Pit Group
飯詰竪穴群
Iizume tateana-gun
Misato 39°21′55″N 140°33′00″E / 39.365206°N 140.549890°E / 39.365206; 140.549890 (Iizume Pit Group) [9]
Shijūni Fortified Residence Site
四十二館跡
Shijūni tate ato
Daisen 39°25′02″N 140°29′16″E / 39.417331°N 140.487864°E / 39.417331; 140.487864 (Shijūni Fortified Residence Site) [10]
Yatate Haiji Site
矢立廃寺跡
Yatate Haiji ato
Ōdate 40°21′37″N 140°35′23″E / 40.360215°N 140.589595°E / 40.360215; 140.589595 (Yatate Haiji Site) [11]
Cliff
磨崖
Magai
Yuzawa 39°03′07″N 140°27′13″E / 39.052043°N 140.453500°E / 39.052043; 140.453500 (Cliff) [12]
Ichirizuka
一里塚
Ichirizuka
Daisen 39°31′20″N 140°22′39″E / 39.522211°N 140.37762°E / 39.522211; 140.37762 (Ichirizuka) [13]
Uchidate Bunko Site
内館文庫跡(建物・蔵書及び塾用器物を含む)
Uchidate Bunko ato (tatemono・zōsho oyobi juku-yō kibutsu o fukumu)
Kitaakita 40°15′14″N 140°22′07″E / 40.253757°N 140.36850°E / 40.253757; 140.36850 (Uchidate Bunko Site) [14]
Shinzōshidō Kiln Site
心像市道の窯跡
Shinzōshidō no kama ato
Daisen 39°34′16″N 140°28′04″E / 39.570977°N 140.46765°E / 39.570977; 140.46765 (Shinzōshidō Kiln Site) [15]
Ichirizuka
一里塚
Ichirizuka
Yuzawa 39°09′10″N 140°29′31″E / 39.152641°N 140.49184°E / 39.152641; 140.49184 (Ichirizuka) [16]
Iwanoyama Kofun Cluster
岩野山古墳群
Iwanoyama kofun-gun
Gojōme 39°56′03″N 140°07′16″E / 39.934061°N 140.12106°E / 39.934061; 140.12106 (Iwanoyama Kofun Cluster) [17]
Suzume Fortified Residence Old Well
雀館古代井戸
Suzume date kodai ido
Gojōme 39°56′24″N 140°07′21″E / 39.940092°N 140.12257°E / 39.940092; 140.12257 (Suzume Fortified Residence Old Well) [18]
Ishikawa Rikinosuke Site
石川理紀之助遺跡
Ishikawa Rikinosuke iseki
Katagami 39°52′27″N 140°05′05″E / 39.874068°N 140.084814°E / 39.874068; 140.084814 (Ishikawa Rikinosuke iseki) [19]
Hiyama Fork Ushū Kaidō Pine Avenue
檜山追分旧羽州街道松並木
Hiyama oiwake kyū-Ushū kaidō matsu namiki
Noshiro 40°10′40″N 140°06′14″E / 40.177775°N 140.103965°E / 40.177775; 140.103965 (Hiyama Fork Ushū Kaidō Pine Avenue) [20]
Former Aoyagi Family Samurai Residence
旧青柳家武家屋敷
kyū-Aoyagi-ke buke yashiki
Semboku 39°36′02″N 140°33′43″E / 39.600614°N 140.56183°E / 39.600614; 140.56183 (Former Aoyagi Family Samurai Residence) [21]
Former Innai Ginzan Site
院内銀山
kyū-Innai ginzan ato
Yuzawa 39°02′56″N 140°21′49″E / 39.048836°N 140.363731°E / 39.048836; 140.363731 (Former Innai Ginzan Site) [22]
Iwahashi Family Samurai Residence
岩橋家武家屋敷
Iwahashi-ke buke yashiki
Semboku 39°35′54″N 140°33′44″E / 39.598430°N 140.56224°E / 39.598430; 140.56224 (Iwahashi Family Samurai Residence) [23]
Kayakarisawa Shell Mound Site
萱刈沢貝塚遺跡
Kayakarisawa kaizuka iseki
Mitane 40°06′47″N 140°00′29″E / 40.113115°N 140.00816°E / 40.113115; 140.00816 (Kayakarisawa Shell Mound Site) [24]
Hondō Castle Site
本堂城
Hondō-jō ato
Misato 39°28′38″N 140°33′49″E / 39.477347°N 140.563610°E / 39.477347; 140.563610 (Hondō Castle Site) [25]
Ichijōgi Site
一丈木遺跡
Ichijōgi iseki
Misato 39°28′07″N 140°36′24″E / 39.468660°N 140.60658°E / 39.468660; 140.60658 (Ichijōgi Site) [26]
Yudeno Site
湯出野遺跡
Yudeno iseki
Yurihonjō 39°17′41″N 140°17′13″E / 39.294808°N 140.28690°E / 39.294808; 140.28690 (Yudeno Site) [27]
Yoshida Castle Site
吉田城跡
Yoshida-jō ato
Yokote 39°17′26″N 140°30′26″E / 39.290552°N 140.507219°E / 39.290552; 140.507219 (Yoshida Castle Site) [28]
Amaterasu Sumemioya Jinja Precinct Rock Buddhas and Stelai
天照皇御祖神社境内の磨崖仏及び板碑
Amaterasu Sumemioya Jinja keidai no magaibutsu oyobi itabi
Kazuno 40°06′38″N 140°47′25″E / 40.110540°N 140.790342°E / 40.110540; 140.790342 (Amaterasu Sumemioya Jinja Precinct Rock Buddhas and Stelai) [29]
Kameda Domain Iwaki Clan Graves
亀田藩主岩城家墓所
Kameda-han-shu Iwaki-ke bosho
Yurihonjō at Ryūmon-ji (龍門寺?) 39°30′14″N 140°04′53″E / 39.503908°N 140.081477°E / 39.503908; 140.081477 (Kameda Domain Iwaki Clan Graves) [30]
Yamane Fortified Residence Site
山根館跡
Yamane tate ato
Nikaho 39°15′54″N 139°58′59″E / 39.264919°N 139.98298°E / 39.264919; 139.98298 (Yamane Fortified Residence Site) [31]
Tozawa Family Fortified Residence Sites
戸沢氏城館跡(門屋城跡・古堀田城跡)
Tozawa-shi jōkan ato (Kadoya-jō ato・Kohotta-jō ato)
Semboku designation includes the sites of Kadoya Castle (門屋城跡?) and Kohotta Castle (古堀田城跡?) 39°40′03″N 140°33′04″E / 39.667507°N 140.55116°E / 39.667507; 140.55116 (Tozawa Family Fortified Residence Sites) [32]
Ōtsutsumi Ichirizuka
大堤一里塚
Ōtsutsumi ichirizuka
Kitaakita 40°15′19″N 140°22′50″E / 40.255318°N 140.38045°E / 40.255318; 140.38045 (Ōtsutsumi Ichirizuka) [33]
Kamosu Ichirizuka
鴨巣一里塚
Kamosu ichirizuka
Noshiro 40°11′43″N 140°07′00″E / 40.195200°N 140.116700°E / 40.195200; 140.116700 (Kamosu Ichirizuka) [34]
Nishimonai Castle Site
西馬音内城跡
Nishimonai-jō ato
Ugo 39°11′19″N 140°22′32″E / 39.188475°N 140.37562°E / 39.188475; 140.37562 (Nishimonai Castle Site) [35]
Toshima Fortified Residence Site
豊島館跡
Toshima tate ato
Akita 39°39′01″N 140°11′23″E / 39.650310°N 140.189795°E / 39.650310; 140.189795 (Toshima Fortified Residence Site) [36]
Ōhata Kiln Site
大畑古窯跡
Ōhata koyō ato
Daisen 39°27′40″N 140°22′39″E / 39.460981°N 140.377550°E / 39.460981; 140.377550 (Ōhata Kiln Site) [37]
Yokoyama Site
横山遺跡
Yokoyama iseki
Yurihonjō 39°24′13″N 140°04′20″E / 39.403531°N 140.07215°E / 39.403531; 140.07215 (Yokoyama Site) [38]
Andō Shōeki Grave
安藤昌益墓
Andō Shōeki haka
Ōdate in the precinct of Onsen-ji (温泉寺?)[10] 40°14′27″N 140°33′10″E / 40.240955°N 140.552816°E / 40.240955; 140.552816 (Andō Shōeki Grave) [39]
Sugae Masumi Grave
菅江真澄
Sugae Masumi haka
Akita 39°44′14″N 140°04′50″E / 39.737257°N 140.080458°E / 39.737257; 140.080458 (Sugae Masumi Grave) [40]
This list is complete and up-to-date as of 2 August 2014.

Municipal Historic Sites[edit]

As of 1 May 2014, a further one hundred and seventy-five sites have been designated as being of municipal importance.[11]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cultural Properties for Future Generations". Agency for Cultural Affairs. Retrieved 2 August 2014. 
  2. ^ 史跡名勝天然記念物 [Number of Monuments of Japan by Prefecture] (in Japanese). Agency for Cultural Affairs. 1 August 2014. Retrieved 2 August 2014. 
  3. ^ "Database of National Cultural Properties: 史跡名勝天然記念物 (史跡, 特別史跡 秋田県 2県以上)" (in Japanese). Agency for Cultural Affairs. Retrieved 2 August 2014. 
  4. ^ a b 史跡、名勝、天然記念物 [Historic Sites, Places of Scenic Beauty, Natural Monuments] (in Japanese). Akita Prefecture. Retrieved 2 August 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "Jômon Archaeological Sites in Hokkaidô, Northern Tôhoku, and other regions". UNESCO. Retrieved 19 June 2012. 
  6. ^ a b 「北海道・北東北を中心とした縄文遺跡群」の世界文化遺産登録をめざして [Towards World Heritage Inscription of "Jōmon Archaeological Sites in Hokkaidō, Northern Tōhoku, and other regions"] (in Japanese). Hokkaidō Government Board of Education. Retrieved 9 November 2013. 
  7. ^ "Places of Interest (Sights, Historical Sights)". Daisen City. Retrieved 19 June 2012. 
  8. ^ 由利海岸波除石垣 [Yuri Coast Sea Wall] (in Japanese). Akita Prefecture. Retrieved 19 June 2012. 
  9. ^ 都道府県別指定等文化財件数(都道府県分) [Number of Prefectural Cultural Properties by Prefecture] (in Japanese). Agency for Cultural Affairs. 1 May 2014. Retrieved 2 August 2014. 
  10. ^ "安藤昌益墓" [Andō Shōeki Grave]. Agency for Cultural Affairs. Retrieved 9 November 2013. 
  11. ^ 都道府県別指定等文化財件数(市町村分) [Number of Municipal Cultural Properties by Prefecture] (in Japanese). Agency for Cultural Affairs. 1 May 2014. Retrieved 2 August 2014. 

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