Totsukawa

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Coordinates: 33°59′18″N 135°47′35″E / 33.98833°N 135.79306°E / 33.98833; 135.79306

Totsukawa

十津川村
Village
Clockwise from top left: Jyuni Waterfall, Totsukawa Spa area, Kamiyu Spa area, Kazeya Dam, Mount Shaka
Clockwise from top left: Jyuni Waterfall, Totsukawa Spa area, Kamiyu Spa area, Kazeya Dam, Mount Shaka
Flag of Totsukawa
Flag
Official seal of Totsukawa
Emblem
Location of Totsukawa in Nara Prefecture
Location of Totsukawa in Nara Prefecture
CountryJapan
RegionKansai
PrefectureNara Prefecture
DistrictYoshino
Government
 • MayorYoshiki Saratani
Area
 • Total672.35 km2 (259.60 sq mi)
Population
(January 1, 2017)
 • Total3,488
 • Density5.2/km2 (13/sq mi)
Symbols
 • TreeCryptomeria
 • FlowerRhododendron
 • BirdJapanese bush warbler
Time zoneUTC+9 (JST)
City hall address225-1 Ōaza Ohara, Totsukawa-mura, Yoshino-gun, Nara-ken
637-1333
Websitewww.vill.totsukawa.lg.jp

Totsukawa (十津川村, Totsukawa-mura) is a village located in Yoshino District, Nara Prefecture, Japan. It is the largest village in Japan in terms of area.

As of January 2017, the village has an estimated population of 3,488[1] and a density of 5.2 persons per km2. The total area is 672.35 km2.

History[edit]

In 1889, a major flood happened in Totsukawa, causing widespread destruction. In result, many citizens moved to Hokkaido and developed a new village there. It was named “Shintotsukawa”, meaning “New Totsukawa"[citation needed].

Climate[edit]

Totsukawa has a humid subtropical climate (Köppen climate classification Cfa), which is hot and humid in the summer (above 30 °C (86 °F)) and is somewhat cold in the winter with temperatures dropping to around freezing (0 °C (32 °F))

Climate data for Kazeya (Kazeya Totsukawa, elevation 301 m (988 ft))
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 16.3
(61.3)
20.9
(69.6)
25.5
(77.9)
31.6
(88.9)
34.5
(94.1)
35.8
(96.4)
38.0
(100.4)
39.4
(102.9)
36.0
(96.8)
30.4
(86.7)
23.6
(74.5)
21.7
(71.1)
39.4
(102.9)
Average high °C (°F) 7.7
(45.9)
8.9
(48.0)
12.7
(54.9)
18.8
(65.8)
23.1
(73.6)
25.9
(78.6)
29.7
(85.5)
30.8
(87.4)
27.0
(80.6)
21.0
(69.8)
15.5
(59.9)
10.2
(50.4)
19.3
(66.7)
Daily mean °C (°F) 3.2
(37.8)
3.8
(38.8)
7.0
(44.6)
12.3
(54.1)
16.7
(62.1)
20.3
(68.5)
24.0
(75.2)
24.6
(76.3)
21.4
(70.5)
15.6
(60.1)
10.2
(50.4)
5.3
(41.5)
13.7
(56.7)
Average low °C (°F) −0.4
(31.3)
−0.2
(31.6)
2.2
(36.0)
6.8
(44.2)
11.5
(52.7)
16.1
(61.0)
20.2
(68.4)
20.7
(69.3)
17.7
(63.9)
11.6
(52.9)
6.0
(42.8)
1.3
(34.3)
9.4
(48.9)
Record low °C (°F) −6
(21)
−7.2
(19.0)
−4.4
(24.1)
−1.9
(28.6)
2.1
(35.8)
8.2
(46.8)
13.0
(55.4)
13.8
(56.8)
8.9
(48.0)
1.6
(34.9)
−1.6
(29.1)
−4.8
(23.4)
−7.2
(19.0)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 78.6
(3.09)
98.5
(3.88)
166.2
(6.54)
160.4
(6.31)
219.1
(8.63)
321.7
(12.67)
356.8
(14.05)
270.5
(10.65)
282.7
(11.13)
167.9
(6.61)
111.1
(4.37)
69.4
(2.73)
2,314
(91.10)
Mean monthly sunshine hours 96.2 98.0 122.8 145.1 142.0 108.1 130.6 147.9 112.9 114.6 109.6 105.6 1,429.5
Source #1: Japan Meteorological Agency (1981 - 2010)[2]
Source #2: Japan Meteorological Agency (1981 - 2010)[3]

Landmarks[edit]

Tanize Suspension Bridge

Transportation[edit]

Totsukawa is served by National Routes 168 and 425. The nearest major train station is Hashimoto Station in Wakayama Prefecture.

Sister cities[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official website of Totsukawa Village" (in Japanese). Japan: Totsukawa Village. Retrieved 24 April 2017.
  2. ^ 風屋 年・月ごとの平年値 (in Japanese). Japan Meteorological Agency. Retrieved 4 April 2018.
  3. ^ 風屋 観測史上1~10位の値 (in Japanese). Japan Meteorological Agency. Retrieved 4 April 2018.

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