Location of Kiyama in Saga Prefecture
|• Total||22.12 km2 (8.54 sq mi)|
|Population (February 1, 2009)|
|• Density||831/km2 (2,150/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|City hall address||666 Ōaza Miyaura, Kiyama-chō, Miyaki-gun, Saga-ken
Kiyama (基山町 Kiyama-chō?) is a town located in Miyaki District, Saga Prefecture, Japan on the island of Kyūshū. It can be considered part of an economic sphere with nearby cities Tosu in Saga Prefecture and Ogōri and Kurume in Fukuoka Prefecture. Approximately 10 percent of the population of Kiyama works or goes to school in the city of Fukuoka and as such Kiyama can be considered a part of the Fukuoka metropolitan area. It is also known as a commuter town for Kurume.
- April 1, 1889 - The modern municipal system is established and the village of Kiyama is formed.
- January 1, 1939 - Kiyama gains town status.
- Kiyama Junior High School (基山町立基山中学校)
- Kiyama Elementary School (基山町立基山小学校)
- Wakaki Elementary School (基山町立若基小学校)
- Tōmeikan Junior and Senior High School
The closest airport is Fukuoka Airport.
- JR Kyushu
- Amagi Railway
The main station is Kiyama Station.
- National highways
- Main prefectural roads
- Tosu-Chikushi Route 17
Scenic and historic places
- Kii Castle (National Historic Landmark)
- Daikōzenji (in the later half of April and the early half of May about 50,000 azaleas are in bloom here)
- Ryūkōtokuji, a temple of Shingon Buddhism
- Arahojinjya, a Shinto shrine