Yanaizu, Fukushima

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Yanaizu
柳津町
Town
Yanaizu Town hall
Yanaizu Town hall
Location of Yanaizu in Fukushima Prefecture
Location of Yanaizu in Fukushima Prefecture
Yanaizu is located in Japan
Yanaizu
Yanaizu
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 37°31′N 139°43′E / 37.517°N 139.717°E / 37.517; 139.717Coordinates: 37°31′N 139°43′E / 37.517°N 139.717°E / 37.517; 139.717
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Fukushima Prefecture
District Kawanuma
Area
 • Total 176.07 km2 (67.98 sq mi)
Population (2003)
 • Total 4,434
 • Density 25/km2 (65/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Website Town of Yanaizu

Yanaizu (柳津町 Yanaizu-machi?) is a town located in Kawanuma District, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan.

As of 2003, the town has an estimated population of 4,434 and a population density of 25.18 persons per km². The total area is 176.07 km².

The town is well known for the Enzo-ji Buddhist temple, the site of a Hadaka Matsuri every January 7. This festival was featured in the NHK World program "Out & About" on February 10, 2008.

It is also home to the Kiyoshi Saitō Museum of Art. Kiyoshi Saitō was an Aizu native.

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