Koikawa Post Office in Chūō, Yamanashi
Location of Chūō in Yamanashi Prefecture
|• Total||31.81 km2 (12.28 sq mi)|
|Population (July 1, 2012)|
|• Density||976/km2 (2,530/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|Address||Usuiahara 301-1, Chūō City, Yamanashi 409-3892|
Chūō is located near the geographic center of the Kōfu Plateau of central Yamanashi Prefecture, hence its name which means centre in Japanese.
The modern city of Chūō was established on February 20, 2006, from the merger of the towns of Tamaho and Tatomi (both from Nakakoma District), and the village of Toyotomi (from Higashiyatsushiro District).
- University of Yamanashi – Medical School campus
Media related to Chūō, Yamanashi at Wikimedia Commons
- Chūō City official website (Japanese)
- Central Japan Railway's information about the Chūō Shinkansen
- Linear Chūō Express (Japanese)