Asahi Town Hall
Location of Asahi in Toyama Prefecture
|• Total||226.30 km2 (87.37 sq mi)|
|Population (October 2016)|
|• Density||52.7/km2 (136/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|• Tree||Pinus parviflora|
|Address||1133 Michishita, Asahi-machi, Shimoniikawa-gun, Toyama-ken 939-0793|
Asahi (朝日町? Asahi-machi) is a town located in Shimoniikawa District, Toyama Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 October 2016[update], the town had an estimated population of 11,936 and a population density of 52.7 persons per km². Its total area was 226.30 square kilometres (87.37 sq mi). The town claims to be the birthplace of beach volleyball.
The area of present-day Asahi was part of ancient Etchū Province. The town of Tomari was created with the establishment of the municipalities system on April 1, 1889. It merged with six surrounding villages to form the town of Asahi on August 1, 1954.
Asahi has two public elementary schools and one public middle school operated by the town government, and one public high school operated by the Toyama Prefectural Board of Education.