Iwate Prefecture (岩手県, Iwate-ken) is a prefecture of Japan located in the Tōhoku region of Honshu. Iwate Prefecture has a population of 1,229,432 (1 June 2019) and is the second-largest prefecture at 15,275 km² (5,897 sq mi). Iwate Prefecture borders Aomori Prefecture to the north, Akita Prefecture to the west, and Miyagi Prefecture to the south. Morioka is the capital and largest city of Iwate Prefecture, with other major cities including Ichinoseki, Ōshū, and Hanamaki. Iwate Prefecture is located on Japan's Pacific Ocean coast and features the easternmost point of Honshu at Cape Todo. Iwate Prefecture shares the highest peaks of the Ōu Mountains, the longest mountain range in Japan, at the border with Akita Prefecture. Iwate Prefecture is home to famous attractions such as Morioka Castle, the Buddhist temples of Hiraizumi including Chūson-ji and Mōtsū-ji, the Fujiwara no Sato movie lot and theme park in Ōshū, and the Tenshochi park in Kitakami known for its big, old cherry trees. Iwate Prefecture has the lowest population density of any prefecture outside Hokkaido and 5% of the total land area of the prefecture was designated as Natural Parks.