Kamafusa Lake in Kawasaki
Location of Kawasaki in Miyagi Prefecture
|• Total||53.98 km2 (20.84 sq mi)|
|Population (June 2014)|
|• Density||34.4/km2 (89/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Tree||Enkianthus perulatus|
|- Flower||Rhododendron subg. Hymenanthes|
|Address||Maekawa Urate 175-1, Kawasaki-machi, Shibata-gun, Miyagi-ken 989-1592|
Kawasaki (川崎町 Kawasaki-machi?) is a town located in Shibata District, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. As of June 2014, the town had an estimated population of 9,315 and a population density of 34.4 persons per km². The total area was 270.80 km².
Kawasaki is located in south-western Miyagi Prefecture, bordered by the Ou Mountains to the west. About 85% of the town area is classified as mountainous.
- Miyagi Prefecture
- Yamagata Prefecture
The area of present-day Kawasaki was part of ancient Mutsu Province.The village of Kawasaki was established on April 1, 1889 with the establishment of the municipalities system. It was promoted to town status on May 3, 1948. Kawasaki merged with the neighboring town of Tomioka on April 20, 1955.
The economy of Kawasaki is largely based on agriculture and forestry.
Kawasaki is not served by any train lines.
- Kamafusa Dam
- Site of Kawasaki Castle
Media related to Kawasaki, Miyagi at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website (Japanese)