Location of Kamitonda in Wakayama Prefecture
|• Total||57.49 km2 (22.20 sq mi)|
|• Density||260/km2 (660/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|Website||Town of Kamitonda|
Kamitonda has participated in the JET Programme since at least 2000.
Kamitonda is located between the city of Tanabe and the beach-town of Shirahama. It is surrounded by mountains and is divided into 5 districts: Asso, Iwada, Ikuma, Oka and Ichinose. The most populated is Asso.
A celebrated town event is the KuchiKumano Marathon which takes place every year in early February. Runners from all over the world and all over Japan come to participate in this beautiful race. One can run 5 kilometers, half a Marathon, or a full Marathon.
The Mayor is currently Mr. Koide, who took office in 2003.
The town has 5 elementary schools, one major Junior High School with a total student body of 450 students, and one High School.
Media related to Kamitonda, Wakayama at Wikimedia Commons
- Kamitonda official website (Japanese)
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