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Tadami Town Hall
Location of Tadami in Fukushima Prefecture
|• Total||747.54 km2 (288.63 sq mi)|
|Population (September 2014)|
|• Density||6.1/km2 (16/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|• Flower||Magnolia kobus|
|• Bird||Japanese bush-warbler|
|Address||1039 Ōaza Tadami Aza-Amazutsumi, Tadami-machi, Fukushima-ken 968-0421|
Tadami (只見町 Tadami-machi) is a town located in Minamiaizu District, Fukushima Prefecture, in northern Honshu, Japan. As of September 2014, the town has an estimated population of 4,559 and a population density of 6.1 persons per km2. The total area was 747.54 km2. Tadami is famous locally for its own Snow Festival, where huge sculptures and replicas of monuments are cut out of Tadami's abundant snow.
Tadami is located in the mountainous western portion 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 heavy snowfalls.
- Tadami River
- Ina River
- Lake Tadami
- Lake Tagokura
The area of present-day Tadami 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 Minamiaizu District.
Inahoku village was founded on April 1, 1889 with the establishment of the municipalities system. It changed its name on November 3, 1953 to Tadami. The village expanded on July 20, 1955 through a merger with neighboring Meiwa Village. Tadami was raised to town status in August 1, 1959 after merging with the village of Asahi.
Hydroelectric power generation from numerous dams on the Tadami River is the primary source of revenue for the town.
- Tadami Elementary School
- Asahi Elementary School
- Meiwa Elementary School
Junior high schools
- Tadami Junior High School
- Tadami High School
- Tadami Hot Springs
- Fukasawa Hot Springs
- Mizukubo castle ruin
- Tagokura Dam
- Kurotani Shrine
- Tadami Museum
- Kawai Tsuginosuke Museum
- Beech tree forest, listed on UNESCO Biosphere Reserves in 2014
- "Tadami in United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization". UNESCO. Retrieved 2014-10-29.
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- Official website (in Japanese)