Shizukuishi is a town located in Iwate District, Iwate Prefecture, Japan. As of 31 July 2010, the town has an estimated population of 18,492. Shizukuishi is located in the u Mountains. Mount Iwate, an active volcano, lies just to the north of Shizukuishi and dominates the landscape. The u Mountains form the boundary to the west as well with Akita Komagatake, another active volcano, just across the border in Akita Prefecture. The downtown area is located where the Shizukuishi and Kakkonda Rivers meet. Gosho Lake was created in 1981 with the completion of Gosho Dam. To the west, Shizukuishi borders Akita Prefecture. To the south are Nishiwaga, Hanamaki and Shiwa. To the east are Yahaba, Morioka (Iwate prefecture's capital and largest city) and Takizawa. To the north is Hachimantai.