Asahi, Yamagata (Nishimurayama)
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Asahi Town Hall
Location of Asahi in Yamagata Prefecture
|• Total||196.73 km2 (75.96 sq mi)|
|Population (November 2013)|
|• Density||37.6/km2 (97/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|• Tree||Siebold’s beech|
|• Flower||Lilium rubellum|
|• Bird||Varied tit|
|• Animal||Japanese serow|
|Address||1115 Miyajuku, Asahi-machi, Nishimurayama-gun, Yamagata-ken 990-1442|
- Yamagata Prefecture
Asahi has a Humid continental climate (Köppen climate classification Dfa) with large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. Precipitation is significant throughout the year, but is heaviest from August to October.
The area of present-day Asahi was part of ancient Dewa Province. After the start of the Meiji period, the area became part of Nishimurayama District, Yamagata Prefecture. The modern town of Asahi was established on November 1, 1954 by the merger of the town of Miyajuku with the villages of Oya, and Nishiimogawa.
The economy of Asahi is based on agriculture.
Asahi has no train service. The nearest station is Aterazawa Station in the neighboring town of Ōe.
Media related to Asahi, Yamagata at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website (Japanese)