Kaneyama Town Hall
Location of Kaneyama in Fukushima Prefecture
|• Total||293.97 km2 (113.50 sq mi)|
|Population (September 2014)|
|• Density||7.43/km2 (19.2/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Tree||Paulownia tomentosa|
|- Flower||Magnolia kobus|
|- Bird||Common cuckoo|
|Address||393 Yachi Kawaguchi Kaneyama-machi, Ōnuma-gun, Fukushima-ken 968-0011|
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
- Mishima, Fukushima
- Showa, Fukushima
- Tadami, Fukushima
- Nishiaizu, Fukushima
- Yanaizu, Fukushima
- Aga, Niigata
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
- JR East – Tadami Line
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- Official website (in Japanese)