Kamiyama, Tokushima

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Kamiyama
神山町
Town
Clockwise from upper left: Amagoi Fall, Akui River, view of Mount Tsurugi from Shōsan Temple, square in Kamiyama Forest Park, Shōsan Temple
Clockwise from upper left: Amagoi Fall, Akui River, view of Mount Tsurugi from Shōsan Temple, square in Kamiyama Forest Park, Shōsan Temple
Flag of Kamiyama
Flag
Location of Kamiyama in Tokushima Prefecture
Location of Kamiyama in Tokushima Prefecture
Kamiyama is located in Japan
Kamiyama
Kamiyama
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 33°58′N 134°21′E / 33.967°N 134.350°E / 33.967; 134.350Coordinates: 33°58′N 134°21′E / 33.967°N 134.350°E / 33.967; 134.350
Country Japan
Region Shikoku
Prefecture Tokushima Prefecture
District Myōzai
Government
 • Mayor Masakazu Goto (since June 2005)
Area
 • Total 173.31 km2 (66.92 sq mi)
Population (May 1, 2012)
 • Total 6,325
 • Density 36.50/km2 (94.5/sq mi)
Symbols
 • Tree Cryptomeria
 • Flower Prunus mume
 • Bird Copper pheasant
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City hall address 100 Jinjyō-ji Honnoma, Kamiyama-chō, Myōzai-gun, Tokushima-ken
771-3395
Website www.town.kamiyama.lg.jp

Kamiyama (神山町 Kamiyama-chō?) is a town in Myōzai District, Tokushima Prefecture, Japan.

As of May 1, 2012, the town has an estimated population of 6,325, with 2,574 households, and a density of 36.50 people per km2. The total area is 173.31 km2.[1]

The area has been settled since ancient times and is mentioned in the Nihon Shoki.[1] Notable sights include the Amagoi Waterfalls, regularly listed among the 100 most beautiful waterfalls of Japan, plum orchards, Shosan-ji Temple, one of the 88 sites on the Shikoku pilgrimage route, and a 500-year-old Ginkgo tree, which is especially beautiful during the fall.[1]

Sights[edit]

Amagoi waterfalls
  • Amagoi Waterfalls
  • Shosan-ji Temple
  • Okubo Chichi-Icho Ginkgo tree

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Kamiyama Information". Kamiyama-cho office. Retrieved 20 November 2014. 

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