Fujikawa, Yamanashi

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Fujikawa
富士川町
Town
Oboshi Park in Fujikawa Town
Oboshi Park in Fujikawa Town
Flag of Fujikawa
Flag
Official seal of Fujikawa
Seal
Location of Fujikawa in Yamanashi Prefecture
Location of Fujikawa in Yamanashi Prefecture
Fujikawa is located in Japan
Fujikawa
Fujikawa
 
Coordinates: 35°33′40″N 138°27′41″E / 35.56111°N 138.46139°E / 35.56111; 138.46139Coordinates: 35°33′40″N 138°27′41″E / 35.56111°N 138.46139°E / 35.56111; 138.46139
Country Japan
Region Chūbu
Tōkai
Prefecture Yamanashi Prefecture
District Minamikoma
Area
 • Total 111.98 km2 (43.24 sq mi)
Population (July 1, 2012)
 • Total 16,009
 • Density 143/km2 (370/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Phone number 0556-22-1111
Address 1134 Tenjinnakajo Fujkawa-cho Minimikoma-gun, Yamanashi-ken 400-0592
Website www.town.fujikawa.yamanashi.jp

Fujikawa (富士川町 Fujikawa-chō?) is a town in Minamikoma District, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan. As of July 2012, the town had an estimated population of 16,009 and a population density of 143 persons per km². The total area was 111.98  km².

Geography[edit]

Fujikawa is in the southwestern in Yamanashi Prefecture, bordered by the 2000-meter Kushigatayama to the west, and the Fuji River to the east.

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

During the Edo period, all of Kai Province was tenryō territory under direct control of the Tokugawa shogunate. During the cadastral reform of the early Meiji period in April 1, 1889, Minamikoma District within Yamanashi Prefecture was created and organized into 22 villages. Kajikazawa village was raised to town status on August 1 1898 and Masuho on April 3, 1951. In 2003, a proposal was raised to merge the towns of Masuho and Kajikazawa wit the towns of Ichikawadaimon, Mitama and Rokugō from Nishiyatsushiro District into a new city, or to merge with neighboring Minami-Alps. The proposal was not successful, and instead the three towns in Nishiyatsushiro merged to form Ichikawamisato on October 1, 2005, whereas Masuho and Kajikazawa merged to form Fujikawa on March 8, 2010.

Transportation[edit]

Highway[edit]

Noted people from Fujikawa[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Fujikawa, Yamanashi at Wikimedia Commons