Takahata, Yamagata

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Takahata Town Hall
Takahata Town Hall
Flag of Takahata
Official seal of Takahata
Location of Takahata in Yamagata Prefecture
Location of Takahata in Yamagata Prefecture
Takahata is located in Japan
Coordinates: 38°00′9.9″N 140°11′20.7″E / 38.002750°N 140.189083°E / 38.002750; 140.189083Coordinates: 38°00′9.9″N 140°11′20.7″E / 38.002750°N 140.189083°E / 38.002750; 140.189083
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Yamagata
District Higashiokitama
 • Total 180.26 km2 (69.60 sq mi)
Population (October 2015)
 • Total 23,755
 • Density 132/km2 (340/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Japanese Red Pine
- Flower Azalea
Phone number 0238-52-1111
Address 436-banchi Takahata, Takahata-machi, Higashiokitama-gun, Yamagata-ken 992-0392
Website Official website

Takahata (高畠町?, Takahata-machi) is a town located in Higashiokitama District, Yamagata Prefecture, in the Tohoku region of northern Japan.

As of October 2015, the town had an estimated population of 23,755 and a population density of 132 persons per km². The total area was 180.26 square kilometres (70 sq mi).


Takahata is located in mountainous southeastern Yamagata Prefecture. The Mogami River flows through the town.

Neighboring municipalities[edit]


Takahata has a Humid continental climate (Köppen climate classification Dfa) with large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. Precipitation is significant throughout the year, but is heaviest from August to October.


The area of present-day Takahata was part of ancient Dewa Province. During the Edo period, it was a castle town for ruled by a branch of the Oda clan until their transfer to Tendo Domain, and afterwards a portion was controlled by the Yonezawa Domain. After the start of the Meiji period, the area became part of Higashiokitama District, Yamagata Prefecture. The modern village of Takahata was established on April 1, 1889. It was elevated to town status on December 12, 1895, and the kanji used to write its name assumed its present form in January 1905.


The economy of Takahata is based on agriculture and forestry.


Takahata has six elementary schools, four middle schools and one high school.




Sister city relations[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

  • site of Takahata Castle

Notable people[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 Takahata, Yamagata at Wikimedia Commons