Akasawa district in Hayakawa Town
Location of Hayakawa in Yamanashi Prefecture
|• Mayor||Kazuyoshi Tsuji (since November 1980)|
|• Total||369.86 km2 (142.80 sq mi)|
|Population (July 1, 2012)|
|• Density||3.14/km2 (8.1/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|• Tree||Cercidiphyllum japonicum|
|• Bird||Crested kingfisher|
|• Mammal||Sika deer|
|Address||758 Koju Hayakawa-cho Minimikoma-gun, Yamanashi-ken 409-2702|
Hayakawa (早川町 Hayakawa-chō) is a town in Minamikoma District, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan. As of July 2012, the town had an estimated population of 1,160 and a population density of 3.13 persons per km2. The total area was 369.86 km2. It has the smallest population of any town in Japan. Hayakawa is on the list of The Most Beautiful Villages in Japan, established in 2005.
Hayakawa is located in far southwestern Yamanashi Prefecture. The Hayakawa River, a tributary of the Fuji River runs through the town. Some 96% of the town’s area is covered by forest and mountains.
The town of Hayakawa was created on September 23, 1956 through the merger of six villages.
Media related to Hayakawa, Yamanashi at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website (in Japanese)