Misato, Akita


Misato Town Hall



Location of Misato in Akita Prefecture


Coordinates: 39°25′16″N 140°32′38″E / 39.42111°N 140.54389°E / 39.42111; 140.54389Coordinates: 39°25′16″N 140°32′38″E / 39.42111°N 140.54389°E / 39.42111; 140.54389
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Akita Prefecture
District Senboku
  Total 168.34 km2 (65.00 sq mi)
Population (May 2015)
  Total 20,101
  Density 119/km2 (310/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Japanese red pine
- Flower Lavender
- Bird Domestic goose
Phone number 0187-84-1111
Address 30-1 Ueno-otome Tsuchizaki, Misato-cho, Senboku-gun, Akita-ken 019-1541 
Website Official website

Misato (美郷町 Misato-chō) is a town located in Senboku District, Akita, in the northern Tohoku region of Japan. As of May 2015, the town had an estimated population of 20,101 and a population density of 119 persons per km². The total area was 168.34  km².


Misato is located at the far southeastern of Akita Prefecture, bordered by the Ou Mountains and Iwate Prefectures to the east.

Neighboring municipalities


Misato has a Humid continental climate (Köppen climate classification Cfa) with large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. Precipitation is significant throughout the year, but is heaviest from August to October.


The area of present-day Misato was part of ancient Dewa Province, dominated by the Satake clan during the Edo period, who ruled Kubota Domain under the Tokugawa shogunate. The modern town of Misato was established on November 1, 2004 from the merger of the towns of Senhata and Rokugō with the village of Sennan.


The economy of Misato is based on agriculture and forestry.




Sister city relations

Noted people from Misato


  1. "International Exchange". List of Affiliation Partners within Prefectures. Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR). Retrieved 21 November 2015.

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