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Location of Yasugi in Shimane Prefecture
|• Mayor||Hiroki Kondo (since October 2008)|
|• Total||420.97 km2 (162.54 sq mi)|
|Population (April 1, 2011)|
|• Density||100.54/km2 (260.4/sq mi)|
|• Tree||Cherry blossom|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|City hall address||Yasugi-cho 878-2, Yasugi City, Shimane Prefecture (島根県安来市安来町878－2)
Yasugi was elevated to city status on April 4, 1954.
The ruins of Gassantoda Castle are in Yasugi.
Yasugi steel is the brand name made by Hitachi Metals, Ltd. The city was an ancient steel-making (tatara) center.
According to legend, the goddess Izanami was buried here. In Shinto, both holy and negative concept exists.
Yasugibushi, which is as known famous for folk song (Minyo) in Japan.
The Adachi Museum of Art has Japanese gardens and a collection of contemporary Japanese paintings, comprising approximately 1,300 of the country's most highly regarded paintings produced after the Meiji period and centering on the works of Yokoyama Taikan. There is a free shuttle between JR Yasugi Station and the museum (20 minutes).
Other sightseeing spots include:
Twin towns — Sister cities
Yasugi is twinned with:
- Miryang, South Korea
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