Yosano, Kyoto

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Yosano
与謝野町
Town
Yosano town hall
Yosano town hall
Flag of Yosano
Flag
Location of Yosano in Kyoto
Location of Yosano in Kyoto
Yosano is located in Japan
Yosano
Yosano
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 35°34′N 135°9′E / 35.567°N 135.150°E / 35.567; 135.150Coordinates: 35°34′N 135°9′E / 35.567°N 135.150°E / 35.567; 135.150
Country Japan
Region Kansai
Prefecture Kyoto
District Yosa
Area
 • Total 107.04 km2 (41.33 sq mi)
Population (March 1, 2006)
 • Total 24,179
 • Density 230/km2 (590/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols
- Tree Camellia
- Flower Sunflower
Website Town of Yosano

Yosano (与謝野町 Yosano-chō?) is a town located in Yosa District, Kyoto, Japan. The town was formed on March 1, 2006 from the merger of the towns of Kaya, Iwataki and Nodagawa, all from Yosa District. The town has two train stations, Nodagawa in the Nodagawa area and Iwatakiguchi in the Iwataki area. A river, the Nodagawa runs through most of the town south to north leading to the Miyazu Bay, and the Amanohashidate.

As of its formation, the town has an estimated population of 24,179. The total area is 107.04 km².

The town has two Kindergarten, nine Elementary Schools, and three Middle Schools, and one High School.

The town hosts a large Sunflower festival every year during Summer, when a large area is devoted to growing sunflowers. Activities include a Sunflower Maze, and a scarecrow contest.

Neighbouring towns include Miyazu to the east and Maizuru to the far east, Omiya and Mineyama to the north. The closest cities are Fukuchiyama to the south and Toyooka to the west, both about 45 minutes by car. The town is around 2 and a half hours north of Kyoto and Osaka, and three hours north of Himeji and Kobe.

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