Fujikawaguchiko, Yamanashi

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Fujikawaguchiko

富士河口湖町
Fujikawaguchiko town hall
Fujikawaguchiko town hall
Flag of Fujikawaguchiko
Flag
Official seal of Fujikawaguchiko
Seal
Location of Fujikawaguchiko in Yamanashi Prefecture
Location of Fujikawaguchiko in Yamanashi Prefecture
Fujikawaguchiko is located in Japan
Fujikawaguchiko
Fujikawaguchiko
 
Coordinates: 35°29′50.1″N 138°45′17.8″E / 35.497250°N 138.754944°E / 35.497250; 138.754944Coordinates: 35°29′50.1″N 138°45′17.8″E / 35.497250°N 138.754944°E / 35.497250; 138.754944
CountryJapan
RegionChūbu
Tōkai
PrefectureYamanashi Prefecture
DistrictMinamitsuru
Area
 • Total158.40 km2 (61.16 sq mi)
Population
 (June 1, 2019)
 • Total26,540
 • Density170/km2 (430/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
Symbols 
• treeJapanese red pine
• FlowerOenothera
• BirdVaried tit
Phone number0555-72-1111
Address1700 Funatsu, Fujikawaguchiko-mach Minimitsuru-gun, Yamanashi-ken 401-0392
WebsiteOfficial website
Mt. Fuji as seen across Kawaguchiko

Fujikawaguchiko (富士河口湖町, Fujikawaguchiko-machi) is a town located in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 June 2019, the town had an estimated population of 26,542 in 10618 households [1], and a population density of 170 persons per km2. The total area of the town is 158.40 square kilometres (61.16 sq mi).

Geography[edit]

Fujikawaguchiko is located in southern Yamanashi Prefecture, in the foothills of Mount Fuji and shares Lake Kawaguchi, one of the Fuji Five Lakes, with neighboring Minobu.

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

Climate[edit]

Fujikawaguchiko features a humid continental climate (Köppen Dfa, bordering on Dfb) that closely borders on a humid subtropical climate (Köppen Cfa) and an oceanic climate (Köppen Cfb). The average annual temperature in Fujikawaguchiko is 10.3 °C. The average annual rainfall is 1663 mm with September as the wettest month.[2]

Climate data for Fujikawaguchiko, Japan (1981-2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 5.3
(41.5)
6.1
(43.0)
9.7
(49.5)
15.9
(60.6)
19.9
(67.8)
22.6
(72.7)
26.5
(79.7)
27.6
(81.7)
23.3
(73.9)
17.8
(64.0)
13.3
(55.9)
8.4
(47.1)
16.4
(61.5)
Daily mean °C (°F) −0.6
(30.9)
0.2
(32.4)
3.6
(38.5)
9.3
(48.7)
13.9
(57.0)
17.4
(63.3)
21.3
(70.3)
22.1
(71.8)
18.4
(65.1)
12.4
(54.3)
7.1
(44.8)
2.0
(35.6)
10.6
(51.1)
Average low °C (°F) −6.2
(20.8)
−5.2
(22.6)
−1.7
(28.9)
3.3
(37.9)
8.5
(47.3)
13.2
(55.8)
17.5
(63.5)
18.0
(64.4)
14.6
(58.3)
7.9
(46.2)
1.7
(35.1)
−3.4
(25.9)
5.7
(42.2)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 54.6
(2.15)
57.4
(2.26)
102.2
(4.02)
105.0
(4.13)
123.7
(4.87)
161.9
(6.37)
162.7
(6.41)
249.9
(9.84)
252.9
(9.96)
176.9
(6.96)
78.6
(3.09)
42.4
(1.67)
1,568.2
(61.73)
Average snowfall cm (inches) 33
(13)
30
(12)
26
(10)
4
(1.6)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
8
(3.1)
101
(39.7)
Average relative humidity (%) 62 63 67 68 73 80 81 80 82 80 73 65 73
Mean monthly sunshine hours 204.0 181.8 176.1 181.9 170.3 123.3 143.2 164.0 116.7 136.6 161.1 196.4 1,955.4
Source: [3]

History[edit]

The area around Lake Kawaguchi has been inhabited since at least the Jōmon period. It was on the road connecting Kai Province with Suruga Province, and is mentioned in Heian period records, which also document an eruption of Mount Fuji in 864 AD. During the Edo period, all of Kai Province was tenryō territory under direct control of the Tokugawa shogunate. During the cadastral reform of the early Meiji period in July 1, 1889, the area came under the jurisdiction of Minamitsuru District, Yamanashi Prefecture.

On 15 November 2003, the town of Kawaguchiko, and the villages of Katsuyama and Ashiwada merged to form the new town of Fujikawaguchiko. The headquarters of the infamous Aum Shinrikyo was located in the village of Kamikuishiki, most of which was absorbed into Fujikawaguchiko on 1 March 2006.

Education[edit]

Fujikawaguchiko has eight public elementary schools and two public junior high schools operated by the town government and one private elementary school and one private junior high school. The town has one public high school operated by the Yamanashi Prefectural Board of Education. The Health Science University,a private medical school, is located in Fujikawaguchiko.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fujikawaguchiko town official statistics(in Japanese)
  2. ^ Fujikawaguchiko climate data
  3. ^ "気象庁 平年値(年・月ごとの値)". Japan Meteorological Agency.
  4. ^ "100 Soundscapes of Japan". Ministry of the Environment. Retrieved 8 December 2015.

External links[edit]

Media related to Fujikawaguchiko, Yamanashi at Wikimedia Commons