Yamanashi Prefecture

prefecture of Japan

Yamanashi Prefecture (山梨県, Yamanashi-ken) is a prefecture in the Chūbu region of Japan on the island of Honshū.[1] The capital is the city of Kōfu.[2]

Yamanashi
山梨県
Japanese transcription(s)
 • RomajiYamanashi-ken
Official seal of Yamanashi
Location of Yamanashi in Japan
Location of Yamanashi in Japan
Country Japan
RegionChūbu
IslandHonshū
CapitalKōfu
Government
 • GovernorShōmei Yokouchi
Area
 • Total4,465.38 km2 (1,724.09 sq mi)
Area rank32nd
Population
 (February 1, 2011)
 • Total861,431
 • Rank41st
 • Density190/km2 (500/sq mi)
ISO 3166 codeJP-19
Prefectural flowerFujizakura (Sakura)
Prefectural treeKaede (Japanese Maple)
Prefectural birdUguisu (Bush Warbler)
Number of districts5
Number of municipalities27
Websitepref.yamanashi.jp
Flag of Yamanashi Prefecture.svg
Map of Yamanashi Prefecture.

HistoryEdit

During the Heian period, Kai Province was created in this area[3] and it was re-named Yamanashi in the Meiji period.[1]

TimelineEdit

GeographyEdit

The borders of Yamanashi Prefecture are formed by Tokyo Prefecture, Kanagawa Prefecture, Saitama Prefecture, Shizuoka Prefecture, and Nagano Prefecture.

The prefecture is landlocked with mountains surrounding the central Kōfu Basin.[source?]

Mount Fuji is on the southern border with Shizuoka.[source?]

CitiesEdit

Towns and VillagesEdit

Towns and villages in each district:

Kosuge
Tabayama
Hayakawa
Fujikawa
Minobu
Nambu
Dōshi
Fujikawaguchiko
Narusawa
Nishikatsura
Oshino
Yamanakako
Shōwa
Ichikawamisato

National ParksEdit

National Parks are established in about 27% of the total land area of the prefecture.[5]

Shrines and TemplesEdit

Asama jinja is the chief Shinto shrine (ichinomiya) in the prefecture. [6] Takeda jinja is related to "Takeda Shingen".

Related pagesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Yamanashi-ken" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 1044; "Chūbu" at p. 126.
  2. [https://www.webcitation.org/67LJUPDs1?url=http://www.city.kofu.yamanashi.jp/english/intro/intro.htm Archived 2012-05-01 at WebCite Archived 2012-05-01 at WebCite Archived 2012-05-01 at WebCite Archived 2012-05-01 at WebCite Archived 2012-05-01 at WebCite Archived 2012-05-01 at WebCite Archived 2012-05-01 at WebCite Archived 2012-05-01 at WebCite Archived 2012-05-01 at WebCite Archived 2012-05-01 at WebCite Archived 2012-05-01 at WebCite Archived 2012-05-01 at WebCite Archived 2012-05-01 at WebCite Archived 2012-05-01 at WebCite Archived 2012-05-01 at WebCite Archived 2012-05-01 at WebCite Archived 2012-05-01 at WebCite Archived 2012-05-01 at WebCite Archived 2012-05-01 at WebCite Archived 2012-05-01 at WebCite Archived 2012-05-01 at WebCite Archived 2012-05-01 at WebCite Archived 2012-05-01 at WebCite Archived 2012-05-01 at WebCite Archived 2012-05-01 at WebCite Archived 2012-05-01 at WebCite Archived 2012-05-01 at WebCite Archived 2012-05-01 at WebCite Archived 2012-05-01 at WebCite Archived 2012-05-01 at WebCite Archived 2012-05-01 at WebCite Archived 2012-05-01 at WebCite Archived 2012-05-01 at WebCite Archived 2012-05-01 at WebCite Archived 2012-05-01 at WebCite Archived 2012-05-01 at WebCite Archived 2012-05-01 at WebCite Archived 2012-05-01 at WebCite Archived 2012-05-01 at WebCite Archived 2012-05-01 at WebCite Archived 2012-05-01 at WebCite Archived 2012-05-01 at WebCite Kofu City official website (in English)] Archived 2012-03-27 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 2011-11-29.
  3. Nussbaum, "Provinces and prefectures" at p. 780.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Nussbaum, "Kai" at p. 448.
  5. Japan Ministry of the Environment, "General overview of area figures for Natural Parks by prefecture". Retrieved 2012-8-28.
  6. "Nationwide List of Ichinomiya," p. 1 Archived 2013-05-17 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 2012-8-28.

Other websitesEdit

  Media related to Yamanashi prefecture at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 35°37′N 138°37′E / 35.617°N 138.617°E / 35.617; 138.617