Yugawa Village Hall
Location of Yugawa in Fukushima Prefecture
|• Total||16.36 km2 (6.32 sq mi)|
|Population (September 2014)|
|• Density||193/km2 (500/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|• Tree||Sakura (cherry blossom)|
|• Bird||Common cuckoo|
|Address||875-5 Oikawa Nagatoro-ko, Yugawa-mura, Kawanuma-gun, Fukushima-ken 969-3593|
Yugawa (湯川村 Yugawa-mura) is a village located in Kawanuma District, Fukushima Prefecture, in northern Honshū, Japan. As of September 2014, the village had an estimated population of 16,458 and a population density of 180 persons per km2. The total area was 91.65 km2.
Yugawa is located in the northern portion of the Aizu region of Fukushima Prefecture, in the Aizu Basin. The climate is like many other parts of northern Japan, with cold winters and snowfall averaging 2 meters.
- Rivers : Nippashi River, Agakawa RIver
The area of present-day Yugawa was part of ancient Mutsu Province. During the early Heian period, the Buddhist temple of Shōjō-ji was founded in what is now part of Yugawa village. The area formed part of the holdings of Aizu Domain during the Edo period. After the Meiji Restoration, the area was organized as part of Kawanuma District. Fukushima Prefecture.
The modern villages of Oikawa and Shōjō were created with the establishment of the municipalities system on April 1, 1889. These villages merged to form Yugawa on March 31, 1957.
The economy of Aizubange is centered on the production of rice, with much of the town area under paddy fields.
- Shōjō-ji – Buddhist temple with Important Cultural Property buildings and National Treasure sculptures.
Media related to Yugawa, Fukushima at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website (in Japanese)