Yoshimi, Saitama

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Yoshimi
吉見町
Town
Cloclwise from top left:Yoshimi Hundred Caves Ruin, Yoshimi Matsuyama Castle, Yoshimi rest house, Kuroiwa Cave Grave site, Yoshimi Anraku temple
Cloclwise from top left:Yoshimi Hundred Caves Ruin, Yoshimi Matsuyama Castle, Yoshimi rest house, Kuroiwa Cave Grave site, Yoshimi Anraku temple
Flag of Yoshimi
Flag
Location of Yoshimi in Saitama Prefecture
Location of Yoshimi in Saitama Prefecture
Yoshimi is located in Japan
Yoshimi
Yoshimi
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 36°2′N 139°27′E / 36.033°N 139.450°E / 36.033; 139.450Coordinates: 36°2′N 139°27′E / 36.033°N 139.450°E / 36.033; 139.450
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Saitama Prefecture
District Hiki
Government
 • Mayor Yasumi Arai (since May 2005)
Area
 • Total 38.63 km2 (14.92 sq mi)
Population (June 1, 2012)
 • Total 21,133
 • Density 547.06/km2 (1,416.9/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols
- Tree Zelkova serrata
- Flower Chrysanthemum
- Bird Eurasian Skylark
Website Town of Yoshimi

Yoshimi (吉見町 Yoshimi-machi?) is a town located in Hiki District, Saitama Prefecture, Japan.

As of June 1, 2012, the town has an estimated population of 21,133, with 7,523 households and a density of 547.06 persons per km². The total area is 38.63 km².

The Hundred Caves of Yoshimi (吉見百穴 Yoshimi Hyakketsu?) is a cluster of ancient grave caves dug on the cliff made of tuff.

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