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Sakae Bridge in Yuza
Sakae Bridge in Yuza
Flag of Yuza
Official seal of Yuza
Location of Yuza in Yamagata Prefecture
Location of Yuza in Yamagata Prefecture
Yuza is located in Japan
Coordinates: 39°0′53.2″N 139°54′26.6″E / 39.014778°N 139.907389°E / 39.014778; 139.907389Coordinates: 39°0′53.2″N 139°54′26.6″E / 39.014778°N 139.907389°E / 39.014778; 139.907389
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Yamagata
District Akumi
 • Total 208.39 km2 (80.46 sq mi)
Population (October 2015)
 • Total 14,070
 • Density 67.5/km2 (175/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Black Pine
- Flower Arenaria
Phone number 0234-72-3311
Address 211 Banchi, Yuza Aze Maizuru, Yuza-machi, Akumi-gun, Yamagata-ken 999-8301
Website Official website
Yuza town hall

Yuza (遊佐町 Yuza-machi?) is a town located in Akumi District, Yamagata Prefecture, in the Tohoku region of northern Japan.

As of November 2015, the town had an estimated population of 14,070 and a population density of 67.5 persons per km². The total area is 208.38 square kilometres (80 sq mi).


Yuza is located in the extreme northwest of Yamagata Prefecture, bordering on Akita Prefecture to the north and the Japan Sea on the west. Part of the town is within the borders of the Chōkai Quasi-National Park, including a portion of Mount Chokai itself.[1]

Neighboring municipalities[edit]


Yuza has a Humid continental climate (Köppen climate classification Dfa) with large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. Precipitation is significant throughout the year, but is heaviest from August to October.


The area of present-day Yuza was part of ancient Dewa Province. After the start of the Meiji period, the area became part of Akumi District, Yamagata Prefecture. The village of Yuza was established on April 1, 1889. It was elevated to town status on April 1, 1941. On August 1, 1954, it absorbed the neighboring villages of Inagawa, Nishi-Yuza, Warabioka, Fukura, and Takase. In 2003, it joined discussions with regards to a possible merger with the neighboring city of Sakata; however, the merger discussions were closed on October 6, 2004 with Yuza electing to remain independent.


The economy of Yuza is based on agriculture and commercial fishing.


Yuza has six elementary schools, one middle school and one high school, along with one special education school.




Local attractions[edit]

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Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Natural Parks of Yamagata Prefecture" (PDF) (in Japanese). Yamagata Prefecture. Retrieved 29 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "Twinning relationships: Yuza (Japan)". Welcome to Szolnok. Szolnok city government. Retrieved 17 December 2015.