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Dōshi Village Office
Dōshi Village Office
Flag of Dōshi
Official seal of Dōshi
Location of Dōshi in Yamanashi Prefecture
Location of Dōshi in Yamanashi Prefecture
Dōshi is located in Japan
Coordinates: 35°32′N 139°2′E / 35.533°N 139.033°E / 35.533; 139.033Coordinates: 35°32′N 139°2′E / 35.533°N 139.033°E / 35.533; 139.033
Country Japan
Region Chūbu
Prefecture Yamanashi Prefecture
District Minamitsuru
 • Total 79.57 km2 (30.72 sq mi)
Population (July 1, 2012)
 • Total 1,865
 • Density 23.4/km2 (61/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- Tree Cryptomeria
- Flower Lilium auratum
Phone number 0554-52-2111
Address 6181-1 Dōshi-mura, Minamitsuru-gun, Yamanashi 402-0209
Website http://www.vill.doshi.lg.jp/

Dōshi (道志村, Dōshi-mura) is a village located in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan. As of July 2012, the village has an estimated population of 1,865, and a population density of 23.4 persons per km². The total area is 79.57  km².


Dōshi is in the far southeastern corner of Yamanashi Prefecture, in the Tanzawa Mountains, which isolate it from the rest of the prefecture to the north and east. The village is mostly forest and has numerous campsites.

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

Yamanashi Prefecture

Kanagawa Prefecture


During the Edo period, all of Kai Province was tenryō territory under direct control of the Tokugawa shogunate.

During the reform of the early Meiji period in 1889, the village of Dōshi was created in Minamitsuru District, Yamanashi Prefecture. From 1897, the Dōshigawa River, which runs through the village, was designated as a primary source of water for the growing city of Yokohama. From 1916 a large portion of the village land area was designated as a protected watershed.

On June 12, 2003, 653 of the village residents signed a petition to be allowed the village to merge with the city of Yokohama. However, the petition was rejected by the Yamanashi Prefectural Assembly, citing complications over a cross-prefectural merger and issues with the village becoming an exclave of the Yokohama metropolis.


The economy of Dōshi is primarily based on forestry and agriculture.



External links[edit]

Media related to Dōshi, Yamanashi at Wikimedia Commons