Nishikatsura

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Nishikatsura
西桂町
Town
Mitsutoge Station in Nishikatsura
Mitsutoge Station in Nishikatsura
Flag of Nishikatsura
Flag
Official logo of Nishikatsura
Emblem
Location of Nishikatsura in Yamanashi Prefecture
Location of Nishikatsura in Yamanashi Prefecture
Nishikatsura is located in Japan
Nishikatsura
Nishikatsura
 
Coordinates: 35°31′26.8″N 138°50′48.7″E / 35.524111°N 138.846861°E / 35.524111; 138.846861Coordinates: 35°31′26.8″N 138°50′48.7″E / 35.524111°N 138.846861°E / 35.524111; 138.846861
Country Japan
Region Chūbu
Tōkai
Prefecture Yamanashi Prefecture
District Minamitsuru
Area
 • Total 15.22 km2 (5.88 sq mi)
Population (November 1, 2015)
 • Total 4,270
 • Density 281/km2 (730/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols  
• Tree Red pine
• Flower Narcissus
• Bird Japanese tit
Phone number 0555-85-2311
Address 1501 Onuma Nishikatsura-chō Minimitsuru-gun, Yamanashi-ken 403-0022
Website http://www.town.nishikatsura.yamanashi.jp/
Nishikatsura town hall

Nishikatsura (西桂町, Nishikatsura-chō) is a town located in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan. As of November 2015, the town had an estimated population of 4,270, and a population density of 281 persons per km2. The total area is 15.22 square kilometres (5.88 sq mi).

Geography[edit]

Nishikatsura is situated in the Katsura River valley in southern Yamanashi Prefecture, near the northern foot of Mount Fuji, and is the departure point for climbs of Mount Mitsutoge, which affords unhindered views of Mount Fuji. The area is also famous for its pure, clean water.

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The area around modern Nishikatsura has been settled since prehistoric times, and developed from the Sengoku period, as a hamlet on the pilgrimage route to Mount Fuji. During the Edo period, all of Kai Province was tenryō territory under direct control of the Tokugawa shogunate. During the reform of the early Meiji period in July 1, 1889, the village of Katsura was created within Minamitsuru District, Yamanashi Prefecture. It was renamed Nishikatsura on June 3, 1893 after expansion through annexation of portions of neighboring villages, and was raised to town status on September 15, 1952.

Economy[edit]

Nishikatsura is home to numerous small textile plants, which manufacture neckties and umbrellas.

Education[edit]

Nishikatsura has one elementary school and one middle school.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

Sister city relations[edit]

Noted people from Nishikatsura[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "International Exchange". List of Affiliation Partners within Prefectures. Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR). Retrieved 21 November 2015. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Nishikatsura at Wikimedia Commons