Kaneyama, Fukushima

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Kaneyama Town Hall
Kaneyama Town Hall
Flag of Kaneyama
Official seal of Kaneyama
Location of Kaneyama in Fukushima Prefecture
Location of Kaneyama in Fukushima Prefecture
Kaneyama is located in Japan
Coordinates: 37°27′13.3″N 139°32′28.7″E / 37.453694°N 139.541306°E / 37.453694; 139.541306Coordinates: 37°27′13.3″N 139°32′28.7″E / 37.453694°N 139.541306°E / 37.453694; 139.541306
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Fukushima Prefecture
District Ōnuma District
 • Total 293.97 km2 (113.50 sq mi)
Population (September 2014)
 • Total 2,185
 • Density 7.43/km2 (19.2/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Paulownia tomentosa
- Flower Magnolia kobus
- Bird Common cuckoo
Phone number 0241-45-2211 
Address 393 Yachi Kawaguchi Kaneyama-machi, Ōnuma-gun, Fukushima-ken 968-0011
Website Official HP

Kaneyama (金山町, Kaneyama-machi) is a town located in Ōnuma District, Fukushima Prefecture, in northern Honshū, Japan. As of September 2014, the town had an estimated population of 2,185 and a population density of 7.43 persons per km². The total area was 293.97 km². Kaneyama is noted for its spectacular scenery.


Kaneyama is located in mountainous northwest of the Aizu region of Fukushima Prefecture, bordered Niigata Prefecture to the west. The climate is like many other parts of northern Japan, with cold winters and snowfall averaging 2 meters. Kaneyama has no town center, but is an artificial construct made up of a number of small villages scattered alongside the Tadami River. Kaneyama has many hot springs.

  • Mountains : Mount Mikagura (1386.5 m), Mount Takamori
  • Rivers : Tadami River
  • Lakes: Lake Numazawa

Neighboring municipalities[edit]


The area of present-day Kaneyama was part of ancient Mutsu Province and formed part of the holdings of Aizu Domain during the Edo period. After the Meiji Restoration, it was organized as part of Ōnuma District.

Modern Kaneyama village was founded on July 1, 1955 through a merger of the villages of Yokota, Kawaguchi, Numzawa and Honna. It was raised to town status in 1958.


Hydroelectric power generation from numerous dams on the Tadami River is the primary source of revenue for the village


  • Fukushima Prefectural Kawaguchi High School




Local attractions[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Kaneyama, Fukushima at Wikimedia Commons