Takayama (高山村, Takayama-mura) is a village located in Gunma Prefecture, Japan. As of February 2015, the village had an estimated population of 3,698, and a population density of 57.6 persons per km². Its total area is 64.18 km².

Takayama

高山村
Takayama village office
Takayama village office
Flag of Takayama
Flag
Official seal of Takayama
Seal
Location of Takayama in Gunma Prefecture
Location of Takayama in Gunma Prefecture
Takayama is located in Japan
Takayama
Takayama
 
Coordinates: 36°37′4.7″N 138°56′36.9″E / 36.617972°N 138.943583°E / 36.617972; 138.943583Coordinates: 36°37′4.7″N 138°56′36.9″E / 36.617972°N 138.943583°E / 36.617972; 138.943583
CountryJapan
RegionKantō
PrefectureGunma Prefecture
DistrictAgatsuma
Area
 • Total64.18 km2 (24.78 sq mi)
Population
 (February 2015)
 • Total3,698
 • Density57.6/km2 (149/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- TreeOak
- FlowerJapanese Gentian
- BirdCopper pheasant
Phone number0279-63-2111
Address2856-1 Ōaza Nakayama, Takayama-mura, Agatsuma-gun, Gunma-ken 377-0702
Websitehttp://www.vill.takayama.gunma.jp/

GeographyEdit

Located at the easternmost point of Agatsuma District, Takayama is surrounded by mountains at all cardinal directions. The Gunma Telescope is located on Mount Komochi in the south.

  • Mountains: Mount Onoko (1208m), Junigadake (1200.9m), Mount Komochi (1296m)
  • Rivers: Agatsuma River

Surrounding municipalitiesEdit

HistoryEdit

During the Edo period, the area around Takayama was part of the hatamoto-administered territory within Kōzuke Province. With the creation of the municipalities system after the Meiji Restoration on April 1, 1889, the village of Takayama was created within Agatsuma District of Gunma Prefecture.

EconomyEdit

The economy of Takayama is primarily agricultural.

EducationEdit

  • Gumma Paz College – Takayama Campus
  • Takayama Middle School
  • Takayama Elementary School

TransportationEdit

Takayama is served by train from Nagoya. The travel takes about 2h and 15 minutes

Local attractionsEdit

  • Marble Village Lockheart Castle
  • Gunma Prefectural Astronomical Observatory

External linksEdit