was a city
located in Akita
in the Tōhoku region
On March 22, 2005 the city of Honjō and the towns of Chōkai, Higashiyuri, Iwaki, Nishime, Ōuchi, Yashima and Yuri merged to form the new city of Yurihonjō.
In 2003, the city had an estimated population of 45,580 and the density of 242.05 persons per km². The total area was 188.31 km².
The city was founded on March 31, 1954.