Shimukappu

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Shimukappu
占冠村
Village
Location of Shimukappu in Hokkaido (Kamikawa Subprefecture)
Location of Shimukappu in Hokkaido (Kamikawa Subprefecture)
Shimukappu is located in Japan
Shimukappu
Shimukappu
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 42°59′N 142°24′E / 42.983°N 142.400°E / 42.983; 142.400Coordinates: 42°59′N 142°24′E / 42.983°N 142.400°E / 42.983; 142.400
Country Japan
Region Hokkaido
Prefecture Hokkaido (Kamikawa Subprefecture)
District Yūfutsu
Area
 • Total 571.31 km2 (220.58 sq mi)
Population (2007)
 • Total 1,331
 • Density 2.3/km2 (6.0/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Website Village of Shimukappu

Shimukappu (占冠村 Shimukappu-mura?) is a village located in Yūfutsu District, Kamikawa Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan.

As of 2007, the village has an estimated population of 1,331 and a density of 2.3 persons per km². The total area is 571.31 km².

Tomamu[edit]

Tomamu in the eastern part of the village area is the site of the Hoshino Resort Tomamu, one of Hokkaido's major ski resorts, located on the southern slopes of Mount Tomamu. The resort is dominated by four 40-storey (121 metre) high-rise towers built during the boom of the late 1980s. The exteriors of these buildings have recently been redecorated by Klein Dytham architecture (KDa) of Shibuya, Tokyo to make them harmonize better with their surroundings.

Shimukappu and Tomamu have a student exchange/sister city program with Aspen, Colorado.

Horoka Tomamu Montane Forest[edit]

Shimukappu is the location of a new nature reserve, called the Horoka Tomamu Montane Forest, established in 2010, the United Nations International Year of Biodiversity.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Shimukappu, Japan (1979~2000)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 6.6
(43.9)
12.4
(54.3)
15.8
(60.4)
24.2
(75.6)
29.0
(84.2)
29.9
(85.8)
32.5
(90.5)
33.8
(92.8)
28.3
(82.9)
22.9
(73.2)
17.9
(64.2)
10.9
(51.6)
33.8
(92.8)
Average high °C (°F) −4.0
(24.8)
−3.2
(26.2)
0.8
(33.4)
8.4
(47.1)
15.4
(59.7)
19.9
(67.8)
23.3
(73.9)
24.0
(75.2)
19.4
(66.9)
13.0
(55.4)
4.9
(40.8)
−1.3
(29.7)
10.1
(50.2)
Average low °C (°F) −18.2
(−0.8)
−18.3
(−0.9)
−11.8
(10.8)
−3.0
(26.6)
2.6
(36.7)
8.6
(47.5)
13.9
(57)
14.9
(58.8)
9.3
(48.7)
1.7
(35.1)
−4.3
(24.3)
−12.0
(10.4)
−1.4
(29.5)
Record low °C (°F) −35.8
(−32.4)
−35.4
(−31.7)
−32.1
(−25.8)
−21.1
(−6)
−5.3
(22.5)
−1.5
(29.3)
4.1
(39.4)
3.8
(38.8)
−0.3
(31.5)
−8.4
(16.9)
−20.3
(−4.5)
−29.3
(−20.7)
−35.8
(−32.4)
Precipitation mm (inches) 51.7
(2.035)
35.3
(1.39)
64.8
(2.551)
81.7
(3.217)
100.4
(3.953)
67.1
(2.642)
120.9
(4.76)
194.6
(7.661)
169.6
(6.677)
129.6
(5.102)
124.2
(4.89)
74.9
(2.949)
1,214.7
(47.823)
Snowfall cm (inches) 218
(85.8)
180
(70.9)
169
(66.5)
58
(22.8)
2
(0.8)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
1
(0.4)
81
(31.9)
203
(79.9)
903
(355.5)
Source #1: Japan Meteorological Agency[1]
Source #2: Japan Meteorological Agency[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "平年値(年・月ごとの値)". Japan Meteorological Agency. Retrieved 2010-03-20. 
  2. ^ "観測史上1~10位の値(年間を通じての値)". Japan Meteorological Agency. Retrieved 2010-03-20. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Shimukappu, Hokkaidō at Wikimedia Commons