Kaminoyama, Yamagata

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Kaminoyama City Hall
Kaminoyama City Hall
Flag of Kaminoyama
Official seal of Kaminoyama
Location of Kaminoyama in Yamagata Prefecture
Location of Kaminoyama in Yamagata Prefecture
Kaminoyama is located in Japan
Coordinates: 38°8′58.5″N 140°16′4.3″E / 38.149583°N 140.267861°E / 38.149583; 140.267861Coordinates: 38°8′58.5″N 140°16′4.3″E / 38.149583°N 140.267861°E / 38.149583; 140.267861
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Yamagata
 • Total 240.93 km2 (93.02 sq mi)
Population (November 2015)
 • Total 31,476
 • Density 131/km2 (340/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
City symbols  
- Tree Japanese yew
- Flower Chrysanthemum
- Bird Little egret
Phone number 023-672-1111
Address 1-1-10 Kawasaki, Kaminoyama-shi, Yamagata-ken 999-3192
Website http://www.city.kaminoyama.yamagata.jp/

Kaminoyama (上山市, Kaminoyama-shi) is a city located in Yamagata Prefecture, Japan. As of October 2015, the city had an estimated population of 31,476, and a population density of 131 persons per km2. The total area is 240.93 square kilometres (93 sq mi).


Kaminoyama is located in southeast Yamagata Prefecture, in the Murayama Basin, bordered by Miyagi Prefecture to the east. Mount Zaō is located within its borders.

Neighboring municipalities[edit]


Kaminoyama has a Humid continental climate (Köppen climate classification Dfa) with large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. Precipitation is significant throughout the year, but is heaviest from August to October.


The area of present-day Kaminoyama was part of ancient Dewa Province, and was a castle town for Kaminoyama Domain under the Tokugawa shogunate in the Edo period. It was also a post station on the Ushū Kaidō highway. After the start of the Meiji period, the area became part of Minamimurayama District, Yamagata Prefecture. The modern town of Kaminoyama was established on April 1, 1889, and was elevated to city status on October 1, 1954.


The economy of Kaminoyama is based on agriculture, light manufacturing (electronics, automotive components,clothing, foodstuffs), forestry and tourism.




Local attractions[edit]

Kaminoyama Castle

International relations[edit]

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Notable people from Kaminoyama[edit]


  1. ^ "Kaminoyama, Japan". official home page. Donaueschingen City. Retrieved 16 December 2015. 

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