|— City —|
|• Mayor||Hideo Shiota|
|• Total||160.70 km2 (62.05 sq mi)|
|Population (2010 Census)|
|• Density||214/km2 (550/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|Address||436-1 Mitsumadori, Nanyō-shi, Yamagata-ken
The city was founded on April 1, 1967, and consists of a number of districts. These include
The English travel-writer Isabella Bird visited Akayu in 1878 and wrote about the town in Unbeaten Tracks in Japan. Akayu is famous for its hot springs, cherries and hang gliding. Miyauchi is famous for its chrysanthemum festival and the Kumano-taisha Shrine.
- Nanyo High School
Junior high schools
- Akayu Junior High School
- Miyauchi Junior High School
- Okigo Junior High School
- Akayu Elementary School
- Kotaki Elementary School - Closed in 2012
- Miyauchi Elementary School
- Nakagawa Elementary School
- Ogi Elementary School
- Okigo Elementary School
- Ringo Elementary School
- Urushiyama Elementary School
- JR East
- Yamagata Railway Company
- Inarimori Burial Mound, Akayu
- Akayu onsen, Akayu
- Nanyo Skypark, Akayu
- Mount Eboshi, Akayu. Listed as one of the 100 places in Japan to view cherry blossoms.
- Toyotaro Yuki Memorial Museum, Akayu
- Kumano Shrine, Miyauchi
- Hygeia Park onsen complex, Miyauchi
- The 33 Images of Buddha, Mt Iwabu, Nakagawa
- Yuzuru No Sato Museum, Urushiyama
- Chinzo Temple, Urushiyama
- Kuguri waterfall, Kotaki
- Lake Hakuryuu, Akayu, the smallest lake in Japan.
- Eboshiyama park cherry blossom festival, Akayu, late April to early May
- Sosho park rose festival, Miyauchi, June
- Kumano-taisha festival, Miyauchi, 24–25 July
- Grape picking, sightseeing vineyard, Akayu, August–October
- Nanyō wine festival, Hygeia park, Miyauchi, August
- Akayu onsen furosato festival, Akayu, second weekend of September
- Chrysanthemum doll festival, Miyauchi, mid-October to mid-November
Nanyo is home to three major wineries.
Each year in summer a special wine festival is held. Participants may pay a small fee to sample products from each of the three wineries.
In addition to the three wineries, Nanyo is also home to a sake brewery called Azuma no Fumoto (東の麓).
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