Yakage, Okayama

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Yakage
矢掛町
Town
Flag of Yakage
Flag
Location of Yakage in Okayama Prefecture
Location of Yakage in Okayama Prefecture
Yakage is located in Japan
Yakage
Yakage
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 34°38′N 133°35′E / 34.633°N 133.583°E / 34.633; 133.583Coordinates: 34°38′N 133°35′E / 34.633°N 133.583°E / 34.633; 133.583
Country Japan
Region Chūgoku
San'yō
Prefecture Okayama Prefecture
District Oda
Area
 • Total 90.62 km2 (34.99 sq mi)
Population (2003)
 • Total 15,864
 • Density 180/km2 (450/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Website Town of Yakage

Yakage (矢掛町 Yakage-chō?) is a town located in Oda District, Okayama Prefecture, Japan.

As of 2003, the town has an estimated population of 15,864 and a density of 175.06 persons per km². The total area is 90.62 km².

The town is home to a former post station along the San'yōdō and contains a sub-honjin from the Edo period. A samurai parade (大名行列) is held every November in commemoration of the town's history as a major stopping point on the daimyo's trip to Edo during the era of sankin kōtai.

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