Kami, Hyōgo (Mikata)

Kami (香美町, Kami-chō) is a town located in Mikata District, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan.

Kami
香美町
Town
Flag of Kami
Official seal of Kami
Location of Kami in Hyōgo Prefecture
Location of Kami in Hyōgo Prefecture
Kami is located in Japan
Kami
Kami
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 35°38′N 134°38′E / 35.633°N 134.633°E / 35.633; 134.633Coordinates: 35°38′N 134°38′E / 35.633°N 134.633°E / 35.633; 134.633
CountryJapan
RegionKansai
PrefectureHyōgo Prefecture
DistrictMikata
Government
 • MayorHayato Hamagami
Area
 • Total369.08 km2 (142.50 sq mi)
Population
 (May 1, 2017)
 • Total18,396
 • Density50/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+09:00 (JST)
Websitewww.town.mikata-kami.lg.jp
Symbols
FlowerSakura
TreeFagus crenata
Castanopsis
Kasumi Coast in Kami Town
Tajima Cattle in Ojiro, Kami Town

The town was formed on April 1, 2005 from the merger of the former town of Kasumi, from Kinosaki District, and the towns of Mikata and Muraoka, both from Mikata District.

As of May 1, 2017, the town has an estimated population of 18,396.[1] The total area is 369.08 km².

Kami lies entirely within the central part of San'in Kaigan Geopark.[2]

GeographyEdit

Kami Town consists of 3 wards; Kasumi (香住), Muraoka (村岡), and Ojiro (小代).

Ojiro is designated as one of the Most Beautiful Villages in Japan, and is the birthplace of Tajiri-go, a Tajima Cattle who is the ancestor of more than 99.9% of Japanese Black wagyu.

This town is also the location of the Amarube Bridge, a famous railroad trestle bridge, and of the Tajima Plateau Botanical Gardens.

Neighbouring municipalitiesEdit

 
Rice Terraces of Ueyama in Ojiro, Kami Town

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Official website of Kami Town" (in Japanese). Japan: Kami Town. Retrieved 14 May 2017.
  2. ^ "What is San'in Kaigan Geopark" on the official website of San'in Kaigan Geopark (in Japanese)

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