Kami, Hyōgo (Mikata)

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Flag of Kami
Official seal of Kami
Location of Kami in Hyōgo Prefecture
Location of Kami in Hyōgo Prefecture
Kami is located in Japan
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 35°38′N 134°38′E / 35.633°N 134.633°E / 35.633; 134.633Coordinates: 35°38′N 134°38′E / 35.633°N 134.633°E / 35.633; 134.633
Country Japan
Region Kansai
Prefecture Hyōgo Prefecture
District Mikata
 • Total 369.08 km2 (142.50 sq mi)
Population (May 1, 2017)
 • Total 18,396
 • Density 50/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Website www.town.mikata-kami.lg.jp

Kami (香美町, Kami-chō) is a town located in Mikata District, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan.

Imagoura of Kasumi Coast in Kami Town
Tajima Cattlein Ojiro, Kami Town

The town was formed on April 1, 2005 from the merger of the former town of Kasumi, from Kinosaki District, and the towns of Mikata and Muraoka, both from Mikata District.

As of May 1, 2017, the town has an estimated population of 18,396.[1] The total area is 369.08 km².

Kami lies entirely within the central part of San'in Kaigan Geopark.[2]


Kami Town consists of 3 wards; Kasumi (香住), Muraoka (村岡), and Ojiro (小代).

Ojiro is designated as one of the Most Beautiful Villages in Japan, and is the birthplace of Tajiri-go, a Tajima Cattle who is the ancestor of more than 99.9% of Japanese Black wagyu.

This town is also the location of the Amarube Bridge, a famous railroad trestle bridge, and of the Tajima Plateau Botanical Gardens.

Rice Terraces of Ueyama in Ojiro, Kami Town


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