Asahi (朝日村 Asahi-mura) is a village located in Nagano Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 April 2019[update], the village had an estimated population of 4,569 in 1533 households , and a population density of 63.4 persons per km². The total area of the village is 70.62 square kilometres (27.27 sq mi).
Asahi Village Hall
Location of Asahi in Nagano Prefecture
|• Total||70.62 km2 (27.27 sq mi)|
|• Density||65/km2 (170/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)|
|• Tree||Japanese red pine|
|• Flower||Erythronium japonicum|
|Address||Onozawa 296-5, Asahi-mura, Higashichikuma-gun, Nagano-ken 390-1188|
Nagawa is located in the centre of Nagano Prefecture within the Matsumoto Basin. Mount Hachimori (2446 meters) is the highest elevation in the village. The Shin-Shinano Frequency Converter Station is located in Asahi.
The area of present-day Nagawa was part of ancient Shinano Province. Most of the area was part of the holdings of Matsumoto Domain, with a portion held by Takatō Domain during the Edo period. The village of Asahi was established on April 1, 1889 by the establishment of the modern municipalities system.
Per Japanese census data, the population of Asahi has remained relatively stable over the past 50 years.
The village has a climate characterized by characterized by cool humid summers, and cold winters with heavy snowfall (Köppen climate classification Dfa). The average annual temperature in Asahi is 9.1 °C. The average annual rainfall is 1453 mm with September as the wettest month. The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 22.4 °C, and lowest in January, at around -3.1 °C.
Asahi has one public elementary schools and one public middle school operated jointly between Asahi and neighboring Yamagata village. The village does not have a high school.
The village does not have any passenger railway service.
The village is not located on any national highway.