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 November 2013, 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.
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
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
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 Walled Site
払田柵跡
Hotta-no-saku ato
Daisen, Misato early Heian fortified city; growth rings have been dated to 801[7]
Hotta Walled Site
39°28′07″N 140°32′50″E / 39.46867654°N 140.5472964°E / 39.46867654; 140.5472964 (Hotta Walled 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 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 9 November 2013.

Prefectural Historic Sites[edit]

As of 1 May 2013, thirty-nine 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]
This list is complete and up-to-date as of 9 November 2013.

Municipal Historic Sites[edit]

As of 1 May 2013, a further one hundred and seventy-five sites have been designated as being of municipal importance.[11]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Preservation and Utilization of Cultural Properties". Agency for Cultural Affairs. Retrieved 9 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "史跡名勝天然記念物" [Count of Monuments of Japan by Prefecture] (in Japanese). Agency for Cultural Affairs. 1 November 2013. Retrieved 9 November 2013. 
  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 9 November 2013. 
  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 9 November 2013. 
  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)" [Count of Prefectural Cultural Properties by Prefecture] (in Japanese). Agency for Cultural Affairs. 1 May 2013. Retrieved 9 November 2013. 
  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)" [Count of Municipal Cultural Properties by Prefecture] (in Japanese). Agency for Cultural Affairs. 1 May 2013. Retrieved 9 November 2013. 

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