Takayama, Gunma

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Takayama
高山村
Village
Takayama village office
Takayama village office
Flag of Takayama
Flag
Official seal of Takayama
Seal
Location of Takayama in Gunma Prefecture
Location of Takayama in Gunma Prefecture
Takayama is located in Japan
Takayama
Takayama
 
Coordinates: 36°37′4.7″N 138°56′36.9″E / 36.617972°N 138.943583°E / 36.617972; 138.943583Coordinates: 36°37′4.7″N 138°56′36.9″E / 36.617972°N 138.943583°E / 36.617972; 138.943583
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Gunma Prefecture
District Agatsuma
Area
 • Total 64.18 km2 (24.78 sq mi)
Population (February 2015)
 • Total 3,698
 • Density 57.6/km2 (149/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Oak
- Flower Japanese Gentian
- Bird Copper pheasant
Phone number 0279-63-2111
Address 2856-1 Ōaza Nakayama, Takayama-mura, Agatsuma-gun, Gunma-ken 377-0702
Website Official website

Takayama (高山村 Takayama-mura?) is a village located in Agatsuma District of west-central Gunma Prefecture in the northern Kantō region of Japan. As of February 2015, the village had an estimated population of 3,698 and a population density of 57.6 persons per km². Its total area was 64.18 km².

Geography[edit]

Located at the easternmost point of Agatsuma District, Takayama is surrounded by mountains at all cardinal directions. The Gunma Telescope is located on Mount Komochi in the south.

  • Mountains: Mount Onoko (1208m), Junigadake (1200.9m), Mount Komochi (1296m)
  • Rivers: Agatsuma River

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

During the Edo period, the area around Takayama was part of the hatamoto-administered territory within Kōzuke Province. With the creation of the municipalities system after the Meiji Restoration on April 1, 1889, the village of Takayama was created within Agatsuma District of Gunma Prefecture.

Economy[edit]

The economy of Takayama is primarily agricultural.

Education[edit]

  • Gunma Paz College – Takayama Campus
  • Takayama Middle School
  • Takayama Elementary School

Transportation[edit]

Takayama is served by train from Nagoya. The travel takes about 2h and 15 minutes

Local attractions[edit]

  • Marble Village Lockheart Castle
  • Gunma Prefectural Astronomical Observatory

External links[edit]