Uenohara, Yamanashi

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Uenohara City Hall
Uenohara City Hall
Flag of Uenohara
Official seal of Uenohara
Location of Uenohara in Yamanashi Prefecture
Location of Uenohara in Yamanashi Prefecture
Uenohara is located in Japan
Coordinates: 35°37′48.7″N 139°06′40.8″E / 35.630194°N 139.111333°E / 35.630194; 139.111333Coordinates: 35°37′48.7″N 139°06′40.8″E / 35.630194°N 139.111333°E / 35.630194; 139.111333
Country Japan
Region Chūbu (Tōkai)
Prefecture Yamanashi Prefecture
 • Mayor Hideo Eguchi (since March 2009)
 • Total 170.57 km2 (65.86 sq mi)
Population (November 1, 2015)
 • Total 24,897
 • Density 146/km2 (380/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Japanese maple
- Flower Gentiana scabra
- Bird Cettia diphone
Phone number 0554-62-3111
Address Uenohara 3832, Uenohara City, Yamanashi 409-0192
Website http://www.city.uenohara.yamanashi.jp/

Uenohara (上野原市, Uenohara-shi) is a city located in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan.

As of November 2015, the city had an estimated population of 24,897, and a population density of 146 persons per km². The total area is 170.57 square kilometres (65.86 sq mi).


  • Mountains: Mount Mikuni, Mount Mitou, Mount Ougi
  • Rivers: Sagami River, Tsuru River, Nakama River

Surrounding municipalities[edit]


The area around present day Uenohara was heavily settled in the Jōmon period, and numerous Jōmon sites have been found within city limits. However, there are fewer Yayoi period sites. During the Nara period ritsuryo organization of Kai Province, the area came under Tsuru County. From the middle of the Kamakura period, much of the province came under the control of the Takeda clan, although as a border area adjacent to the holdings of the Uesugi clan and the Odawara Hojo clan, it was the location of many skirmishes and battles.

During the Edo period, all of Kai Province was tenryō territory under direct control of the Tokugawa shogunate. During this period, the Kōshū Kaidō, one of the Edo Five Routes, passed through Uenohara, which had four of the 45 post stations on that route. The area was also a noted center for sericulture.

The modern city of Uenohara was established on February 13, 2005 by the mergers of the former town of Uenohara (from Kitatsuru District), absorbing the village of Akiyama (from Minamitsuru District).


The economy of Uenohara is dominated by agriculture, sericulture and textile manufacturing.


  • Universities
  • High Schools
    • Uenohara High School
    • Japan University Meisei High School
  • Middle schools
    • Heiwa Middle School
    • Iwao Middle School
    • Shimada Middle School
    • Uenohara Middle School
    • Saihara Middle School
    • Yuzurihara Middle School
    • Akiyama Middle School
  • Primary Schools
    • Koutou Elementary School
      • Nagomi Division
    • Sawamatsu Elementary School
    • Ootsuru Elementary School
    • Shimada Elementary School
    • Uenohara Elementary School
    • Saihara Elementary School
    • Akiyama Elementary School




Local attractions[edit]

  • Mushono-Dainembutsu dance (National Important Intangible Folk Cultural Property)

Noted people[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Uenohara, Yamanashi at Wikimedia Commons