Niitsu Raiilway Museum
Location of Akiha-ku in Niigata City
|Region||Kōshin'etsu, Hokuriku (Chūbu)|
|• Total||95.38 km2 (36.83 sq mi)|
|Population (June 1, 2016)|
|• Density||800/km2 (2,100/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|Address||2009 Hodojima, Akiha-ku, Niigata-shi, Niigata-ken 956-8601|
Akiha-ku (秋葉区 Akiha-ku?) is one of the eight wards of Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture, in the Hokuriku region of Japan. As of 1 June 2016[update], the ward had an estimated population of 76,652 and a population density of 804 persons per km². Its total area was 95.38 square kilometres (36.83 sq mi).
The area of present-day Akiha-ku was part of ancient Echigo Province. The modern towns of Niitsu and Kosudo were established on April 1, 1889 within Nakakanbara District with the establishment of the municipalities system. Niitsu was raised to city status on January 1, 1951. The city of Niigata annexed Niitsu and Kosudo on March 21, 2005. Niigata became a government-designated city on April 1, 2007 and was divided into wards, with the new Akiha Ward consisting of the former city of Niitsu and former town of Kosudo.
Primary and secondary education
Akiha-ku has 13 public elementary schools and six public middle schools. The ward has three public high schools operated by the Niigata Prefectural Board of Education.
- JR East - Shin'etsu Main Line
- JR East - Ban'etsu West Line
- JR East - Uetsu Main Line
Points of interest
Media related to Akiha-ku, Niigata at Wikimedia Commons
- Niigata city official website (Japanese)
- Niigata Akiha-ku website (Japanese)
- Niigata City Official Tourist Information (multilingual)
- Niigata Pref. Official Travel Guide (multilingual)