Location of Yakage in Okayama Prefecture
|• Total||90.62 km2 (34.99 sq mi)|
|Population (March 1, 2017)|
|• Density||160/km2 (420/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+9 (JST)|
The town is home to a former post station along the San'yōdō and contains a sub-honjin from the Edo period. A samurai parade (大名行列) is held every November in commemoration of the town's history as a major stopping point on the daimyō's trip to Edo during the era of sankin-kōtai.
Notable people from Yakage
- Okanoyama Yoshiro, former sumo wrestler
- "Official website of Yakage city" (in Japanese). Japan: Yakage City. Retrieved 14 April 2017.
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