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Asakura Three Waterwheels
Location of Asakura in Fukuoka Prefecture
|• Mayor||Susuke Morita (since April 2010)|
|• Total||246.73 km2 (95.26 sq mi)|
|Population (January 31, 2011)|
|• Density||233.00/km2 (603.5/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|City hall address||412-2 Bodaiji, Asakura-shi, Fukuoka-ken
The modern city of Asakura was established on March 20, 2006, from the merger of the former town of Asakura (from Asakura District), absorbing the city of Amagi, and the town of Haki (also from Asakura District).
The imperial court moved to the Tachibana no Hironiwa Palace[when?], where it stayed from May until July 661.
- October, 1876 - Outbreak of the Akizuki Rebellion
- April 1, 1889 - The modern municipal system is established. The current city region is occupied by one town, Amagi; and 18 villages: Akizuki, Asakura, Haki, Hinashiro, Fukuda, Fukunari, Kamiakizuki, Kanagawa, Takagi, Kugumiya, Mada, Masue, Minagi, Miyano, Ōba, Shiwa, Tateishi and Yasukawa.
- December 27, 1893 - Akizuki was elevated to town status.
- June 15, 1909 - Fukunari and Ōba were merged to create Daifuku Village.
- April 17, 1939 - Haki was elevated to town status.
- April 1, 1951 - Kugumiya, Masue and Shiwa were merged into Haki Town.
- April 1, 1954 - Amagi, Akizuki, Fukuda, Hinashiro, Kamiakizuki, Kanagawa, Mada, Minagi, Tateishi and Yasukawa were all merged to create Amagi City.
- March 10, 1955 - Takagi was merged into Amagi City.
- March 31, 1955 - Daifuku and Miyano were merged into Asakura Village.
- April 1, 1962 - Asakura was elevated to town status.
- March 20, 2006 - Amagi, Asakura and Haki were merged to create Asakura City.
Prefectural senior high schools
- Asakura Kōyō Senior High School
- Asakura Higashi Senior High School
- Asakura Senior High School
Municipal junior high schools
- Amagi Junior High School
- Akizuki Junior High School
- Haki Junior High School
- Hiramatsu Junior High School
- Jūmonji Junior High School
- Nanryō Junior High School
Municipal elementary schools
- Amagi Elementary School
- Asakura Higashi Elementary School
- Akizuki Elementary School
- Daifuku Elementary School
- Fukuda Elementary School
- Haki Elementary School
- Hinashiro Elementary School
- Kanagawa Elementary School
- Kugumiya Elementary School
- Mada Elementary School
- Masue Elementary School
- Minagi Elementary School
- Shiwa Elementary School
- Tateishi Elementary School
The closest airport is Fukuoka Airport.
- Amagi Railway
- Amagi Line
- Ōita Expressway
- Amagi Interchange - Asakura Interchange - Yamada Service Area - Haki Interchange
- Ōita Expressway
- National highways:
- Main prefectural roads:
- Mada-Tonta Route 8
- Tosu-Asakura Route 14
- Amagi-Tanushimaru Route 33
- Yame-Kawara Route 52
- Keisenshimo-Akizuki Route 66
- Asakura-Koishiwara Route 79
- Amagi-Asakura-Tanushimaru Route 80
Scenic and historic places
- Akizuki Castle Ruins
- Asakura Three Waterwheels
- Eso Hachiman Shrine
- Harazuru Onsen
- Hiratukakawazoe Ruins
- Kakurega Forest
Festivals and events
- Dorouchi Festival
- Oshiroi Festival