Ubuyama, Kumamoto

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Ikeyama fountainhead
Ikeyama fountainhead
Flag of Ubuyama
Official seal of Ubuyama
Location of Ubuyama in Kumamoto Prefecture
Location of Ubuyama in Kumamoto Prefecture
Ubuyama is located in Japan
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 33°0′N 131°12′E / 33.000°N 131.200°E / 33.000; 131.200Coordinates: 33°0′N 131°12′E / 33.000°N 131.200°E / 33.000; 131.200
Country Japan
Region Kyushu
Prefecture Kumamoto Prefecture
District Aso
 • Total 60.72 km2 (23.44 sq mi)
Population (March 31, 2017)
 • Total 1,542
 • Density 25/km2 (66/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+9 (JST)
Website www.ubuyama-v.jp

Ubuyama (産山村, Ubuyama-mura) is a village located in Aso District, Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan. It is located on the northeast rim of the Aso caldera.

As of March 2017, the village has an estimated population of 1,542[1] and a population density of 25 persons per km². The total area is 60.72 km².

Local attractions include Ubuyama Farm, Ikeyama fountainhead, Higotai Flower Park, Ubuyama Farm Village, hot springs, Ubuyama Campgrounds and several restaurants. Known for its clean water and delicious food, Ubuyama's economy is mainly based on agriculture and tourism. Most restaurants and tourist attractions close early.


Ubuyama is home to an elementary school, junior high and a preschool. There is no high school. In 2009 the number of students attending junior high school was 55. Ubuyama employs one native English instructor (Assistant Language Teacher) through the JET Program to aid in teaching English.


  1. ^ "Official website of Ubuyama Village" (in Japanese). Japan: Ubuyama Village. Retrieved 1 May 2017.

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