Location of Yahiko in Niigata Prefecture
|Region||Chūbu (Kōshin'etsu) (Hokuriku)|
|• Total||25.17 km2 (9.72 sq mi)|
|Population (June 2016)|
|• Density||324/km2 (840/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|Address||402 Yahagi, Yahiko-mura, Nishikambara-gun, Niigata-ken 959-0392|
Yahiko (弥彦村? Yahiko-mura) is a village located in central Niigata Prefecture, in the Hokuriku region of Japan. As of 1 June 2016[update], the village had an estimated population of 8,144 and a population density of 324 persons per km². Its total area was 25.17 square kilometres (9.72 sq mi).
Yahiko is located in an coastal region of central Niigata Prefecture, but is not on the coast. Yahiko lies on the south side of Mt. Yahiko. This mountain and nearby Mt. Kakuda, stand alone on the Sea of Japan coast not far from Niigata City. Yahiko has one of the oldest family owned hotels in Niigata prefecture called Yamamotokan.
The area of present-day Yahiko was part of ancient Echigo Province, and developed as a settlement around Yahiko-jinja, a Shinto shrine which was established in the 8th century. The modern village was established on April 1, 1889 with the creation of the municipalities system. The present shrine was rebuilt in 1916. The earlier shrine buildings were destroyed by a 1912 fire which started in the village. It is the only village left in its district after the two towns from the same district merged into the city of Tsubame on March 20, 2006.
Yahiko has one public elementary school and one public middle school, but no public high school.
- Yahiko is not on any national expressway or highway
- Yahiko Shrine
- Huge Torii gate
- Yahiko Park (Maple Valley)
- Yahiko Onsen (hot spring)
- Yahiko Velodrome
- Mount Yahiko Ropeway and Skyline
- Chrysanthemum Festival (in November)
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