Tabayama (丹波山村, Tabayama-mura) is a village located in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 October 2018, the village had an estimated population of 529, and a population density of 5.79 persons per km². The total area of the village is 101.30 square kilometres (39.11 sq mi).

Tabayama

丹波山村
View of Tabiyama Village
View of Tabiyama Village
Flag of Tabayama
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Official seal of Tabayama
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Location of Tabayama in Yamanashi Prefecture
Location of Tabayama in Yamanashi Prefecture
Tabayama is located in Japan
Tabayama
Tabayama
 
Coordinates: 35°47′23″N 138°55′19.9″E / 35.78972°N 138.922194°E / 35.78972; 138.922194Coordinates: 35°47′23″N 138°55′19.9″E / 35.78972°N 138.922194°E / 35.78972; 138.922194
CountryJapan
RegionChūbu
Tōkai
PrefectureYamanashi Prefecture
DistrictKitatsuru
Area
 • Total101.30 km2 (39.11 sq mi)
Population
 (October 1, 2018)
 • Total529
 • Density5.2/km2 (14/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- TreeBeech
- FlowerRhododendron dilatatum
Phone number0428-88-0211
Address890 Tabayama-mura, Kitatsuru-gun, Yamanashi-ken 409-0305
WebsiteOfficial website
Tabayma Village Hall

GeographyEdit

Located in the northeastern corner of Yamanashi Prefecture, the village is very mountainous.[1] An estimated 97% of the village is covered by forests. The village is located within the borders of Chichibu-Tama-Kai National Park.

Surrounding municipalitiesEdit

DemographicsEdit

Per Japanese census data,[2] the population of Tabayama has decreased over the past 60 years.

YearPop.±%
1940 1,904—    
1950 2,180+14.5%
1960 2,261+3.7%
1970 1,581−30.1%
1980 1,197−24.3%
1990 1,037−13.4%
2000 866−16.5%
2010 684−21.0%

ClimateEdit

The village has a climate characterized by characterized by hot and humid summers, and relatively mild winters (Köppen climate classification Cfa). The average annual temperature in Tabayama is 10.9 °C. The average annual rainfall is 1408 mm with September as the wettest month. The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 23.5 °C, and lowest in January, at around -1.1 °C.[3]

HistoryEdit

During the Edo period, all of Kai Province was tenryō territory under direct control of the Tokugawa shogunate. During the cadastral reform of the early Meiji period in July 1, 1889, the village of Tabayama was created within Kitatsuru District, Yamanashi Prefecture. Most of the land in the village has been protected watershed, providing water for the Tokyo Metropolis since 1901, under the control of Tokyo Metropolitan Government Bureau of Waterworks. Discussions have taken place to merge Tabayama with neighboring Kōshū, but were suspended in 2008.

EconomyEdit

The economy of Tabayama is primarily based on forestry and agriculture.

EducationEdit

Tabayama has one public elementary school and one public junior high school operated by the village government. The village does not have a high school.

TransportationEdit

RailwayEdit

The village has no passenger rail service. The nearest train station is Okutama Station in Okutama, Tokyo.

HighwayEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ 考える社会科地図 Kangaeru Shakaika Chizu. 四谷大塚出版 Yotsuya-Ōtsuka Shuppan. 2005. p. 113.
  2. ^ Tabayama population statistics
  3. ^ Tabayama climate data

External linksEdit

  Media related to Tabayama, Yamanashi at Wikimedia Commons