Kami, Miyagi

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Mount Funagata
Mount Funagata
Flag of Kami
Official seal of Kami
Location of Kami in Miyagi Prefecture
Location of Kami in Miyagi Prefecture
Kami is located in Japan
Coordinates: 38°34′19″N 141°51′18″E / 38.57194°N 141.85500°E / 38.57194; 141.85500Coordinates: 38°34′19″N 141°51′18″E / 38.57194°N 141.85500°E / 38.57194; 141.85500
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Miyagi
District Kami
 • Total 460.82 km2 (177.92 sq mi)
Population (May 2014)
 • Total 24,418
 • Density 53/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City symbols  
• Tree Siebold’s beech
• Flower Asian skunk cabbage
• Bird Green pheasant
• Fish Ayu
Phone number 0229-63-3111
Address 3-5 Nishida, Kami-chō, Kami-gun, Miyagi-ken 981-4292
Website Official website

Kami (加美町?, Kami-machi) is a town located in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. As of May 2014, the town had an estimated population of 24,419 and a population density of 53 persons per km2. The total area was 460.82 km2.


Kami is located in west-central Miyagi Prefecture, bordered by Yamagata Prefecture to the west.

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The area of present-day Kami was part of ancient Mutsu Province, and has been settled since at least the Jomon period by the Emishi people. During later portion of the Heian period, the area was ruled by the Northern Fujiwara. During the Sengoku period, the area was contested by various samurai clans before the area came under the control of the Date clan of Sendai Domain during the Edo period, under the Tokugawa shogunate.

The modern town of Kami was created on April 1, 2003, as a result of a merger between three towns, Miyazaki, Nakaniida, and Onoda, all from Kami District.


The economy of Kami is largely based on agriculture, primarily the cultivation of rice.



Kami is not currently served by any railway lines.


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Noted people from Kami[edit]

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