Fujikawaguchiko, Yamanashi

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Fujikawaguchiko
富士河口湖町
Town
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
Country Japan
Region Chūbu
Tōkai
Prefecture Yamanashi Prefecture
District Minamitsuru
Area
 • Total 158.40 km2 (61.16 sq mi)
Population (November 1, 2015)
 • Total 25,742
 • Density 163/km2 (420/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols  
• tree Japanese red pine
• Flower Oenothera
• Bird Varied tit
Phone number 0555-72-1111
Address 1700 Funatsu, Fujikawaguchiko-mach Minimitsuru-gun, Yamanashi-ken 401-0392
Website www.town.fujikawaguchiko.yamanashi.jp
Mt. Fuji as seen across Kawaguchiko

Fujikawaguchiko (富士河口湖町 Fujikawaguchiko-machi?) is a town in Minamitsuru District, Yamanashi, Japan. As of November 2015, the town had an estimated population of 25,742 and a population density of 162 persons per km2.[1] The total area was 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 subtropical climate (Köppen Cfa) that closely borders on an oceanic climate (Köppen Cfb).

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)
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)
13.3
(55.9)
8.4
(47.1)
16.37
(61.45)
Daily mean °C (°F) −0.6
(30.9)
0.2
(32.4)
3.6
(38.5)
9.3
(48.7)
13.9
(57)
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)
10.59
(51.06)
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)
5.68
(42.23)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 54.6
(2.15)
57.4
(2.26)
102.2
(4.024)
105.0
(4.134)
123.7
(4.87)
161.9
(6.374)
162.7
(6.406)
249.9
(9.839)
252.9
(9.957)
176.9
(6.965)
78.6
(3.094)
42.4
(1.669)
1,568.2
(61.742)
Average snowfall cm (inches) 33
(13)
30
(11.8)
26
(10.2)
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: [2]

History[edit]

The area around Lake Kawaguchi has been inhabited since at least the Jomon 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. On 1 March 2006, Fujikawaguchiko absorbed parts of the village of Kamikuishiki, from Nishiyatsushiro District.

Education[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

The area is served by the privately operated Fujikyuko Line, with stations at Fujikyu-Highland and Kawaguchiko.

Highway[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 統計で見る富士河口湖町. Fujikawaguchiko official website (in Japanese). Fujikawaguchiko Town. 
  2. ^ "気象庁 平年値(年・月ごとの値)". Japan Meteorological Agency. 
  3. ^ "100 Soundscapes of Japan". Ministry of the Environment. Retrieved 8 December 2015. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Fujikawaguchiko, Yamanashi at Wikimedia Commons