Itsuki, Kumamoto

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Flag of Itsuki
Official seal of Itsuki
Location of Itsuki in Kumamoto Prefecture
Location of Itsuki in Kumamoto Prefecture
Itsuki is located in Japan
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 32°23′51.5″N 130°49′41.6″E / 32.397639°N 130.828222°E / 32.397639; 130.828222Coordinates: 32°23′51.5″N 130°49′41.6″E / 32.397639°N 130.828222°E / 32.397639; 130.828222
Country Japan
Region Kyushu
Prefecture Kumamoto Prefecture
District Kuma
 • Total 252.94 km2 (97.66 sq mi)
Population (March 31, 2017)
 • Total 1,136
 • Density 4.5/km2 (12/sq mi)
 • Tree Ginkgo biloba
 • Flower Camellia
 • Bird Japanese white-eye
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)

Itsuki (五木村, Itsuki-mura) is a village located in Kuma District, Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan.

In March 2017 the village had an estimated population of 1,136[1] and a density of 4.5 persons per km2. The total area is 252.94 km2.

The village is located in the southeast of Kumamoto and the north of the regional center Hitoyoshi. It is very mountainous and most villagers live in narrow valleys eroded by Kawabe River and others.

The name of Itsuki is well known for an indigenous folksong Itsuki no Komoriuta, or Lullaby of Itsuki.

The plan for constructing Kawabe River Dam was accepted by the village after a long dispute among villagers and environmentalists.

Kawabe River Dam[edit]

This project has been put on hold by the Japanese government until further notice.


  1. ^ "Official website of Itsuki Village" (in Japanese). Japan: Itsuki Village. Retrieved 1 May 2017. 

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