Outline of Nikaho city
Embraced by the Sea of Japan and Mt. Chokai
"Nikaho city" was born on 1st October 2005, by the town merger of Nikaho, KONOURA and KISAKATA. With Mt. Chokai down south and the Sea of Japan in the west, Nikaho is a scenic city nestled in sea and mountains. It extends 23 km long from north to south and 17 km wide from west to east in the south-west part of Akita prefecture with an area of 242 sq km.
Mt. Chokai rises just from the coast. The majority of citizens inhabit in the costal plain. The climate is mild. Spring comes here first in the prefecture, and it snows less as well. With Route 7 and JR Uetsu line running in the city, Nikaho is a south-west entrance of the prefecture.
4 beautiful seasons
In spring, the cherry-blossom front goes up north from Misaki Park and Seishi Park to Nikaho Park, where people enjoy the flowers.
History, Cultural Heritage and Industries
Nikaho has both traditional culture and latest technology and is abundant in resources. Rich natural environment and historical heritage supports "Tourism". "Fishery" receives a bounty of the Sea of Japan. "Industries" take advantage of high technology mainly producing electronic parts.
Basic philosophies for City development
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Population of Nikaho city as of the 31st March, 2010