Yamanakako (山中湖村, Yamanakako-mura) is a village located in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan. As of 30 April 2019, the village had an estimated population of 5,826 in 2401 households,[1] and a population density of 110 inhabitants per square kilometre (280/sq mi). The total area of the village is 52.81 km2 (20.39 sq mi).

Yamanakako
山中湖村
Village
Yamanakako Village Office
Yamanakako Village Office
Flag of Yamanakako
Official seal of Yamanakako
Location of Yamanakako in Yamanashi Prefecture
Location of Yamanakako in Yamanashi Prefecture
Yamanakako is located in Japan
Yamanakako
Yamanakako
 
Coordinates: 35°25′N 138°52′E / 35.417°N 138.867°E / 35.417; 138.867Coordinates: 35°25′N 138°52′E / 35.417°N 138.867°E / 35.417; 138.867
CountryJapan
RegionChūbu
Tōkai
PrefectureYamanashi
DistrictMinamitsuru
Area
 • Total52.81 km2 (20.39 sq mi)
Population
 (April 30, 2019)
 • Total5,826
 • Density110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
Phone number0555-62-9977
Address237-1 Yamanaka Yamanakako-mura, Tsuru-gun, Yamanashi 401-0595
ClimateDfb
WebsiteOfficial website
Symbols
BirdSwan
FlowerRose
TreeTaxus cuspidata

GeographyEdit

Yamanakako is located in the far southeastern corner of Yamanashi Prefecture, surrounding Lake Yamanaka. Much of the village area is protected forest, extending to the base of Mount Fuji, which is also visible from many locations.

Neighboring municipalitiesEdit

Yamanashi Prefecture

Kanagawa Prefecture

Shizuoka Prefecture

ClimateEdit

The village has a climate characterized by hot and humid summers, and relatively mild winters (Köppen climate classification Cfb). The average annual temperature in Yamanakako is 9.4 °C. The average annual rainfall is 1876 mm with September as the wettest month.[2]

Climate data for Yamanakako (1991−2020 normals, extremes 1977−present)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 17.5
(63.5)
19.3
(66.7)
23.2
(73.8)
28.0
(82.4)
30.0
(86.0)
32.8
(91.0)
33.2
(91.8)
33.3
(91.9)
32.1
(89.8)
29.5
(85.1)
24.2
(75.6)
20.5
(68.9)
33.3
(91.9)
Average high °C (°F) 4.0
(39.2)
5.0
(41.0)
8.8
(47.8)
14.5
(58.1)
19.1
(66.4)
21.5
(70.7)
25.7
(78.3)
26.6
(79.9)
22.4
(72.3)
16.9
(62.4)
12.4
(54.3)
6.9
(44.4)
15.3
(59.6)
Daily mean °C (°F) −2.4
(27.7)
−1.2
(29.8)
2.5
(36.5)
7.9
(46.2)
12.8
(55.0)
16.5
(61.7)
20.6
(69.1)
21.2
(70.2)
17.4
(63.3)
11.6
(52.9)
5.9
(42.6)
0.5
(32.9)
9.4
(49.0)
Average low °C (°F) −8.9
(16.0)
−7.7
(18.1)
−3.6
(25.5)
1.4
(34.5)
6.7
(44.1)
12.1
(53.8)
16.4
(61.5)
16.8
(62.2)
13.2
(55.8)
6.7
(44.1)
0.1
(32.2)
−5.6
(21.9)
4.0
(39.1)
Record low °C (°F) −19.5
(−3.1)
−22.2
(−8.0)
−19.6
(−3.3)
−14.1
(6.6)
−5.3
(22.5)
3.4
(38.1)
8.4
(47.1)
8.8
(47.8)
0.5
(32.9)
−5.8
(21.6)
−9.6
(14.7)
−16.6
(2.1)
−22.2
(−8.0)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 82.1
(3.23)
80.8
(3.18)
174.6
(6.87)
181.1
(7.13)
188.0
(7.40)
221.2
(8.71)
219.9
(8.66)
224.0
(8.82)
375.1
(14.77)
310.4
(12.22)
144.3
(5.68)
86.3
(3.40)
2,287.8
(90.07)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm) 5.5 6.0 10.4 10.1 10.6 12.7 12.9 10.5 12.5 11.1 8.0 5.4 115.7
Mean monthly sunshine hours 172.3 158.6 170.8 186.6 189.8 134.5 157.8 185.4 114.3 117.4 141.3 155.2 1,884.1
Source: Japan Meteorological Agency[3][4]

DemographicsEdit

Per Japanese census data,[5] the population of Yamanakako has grown over the past 30 years.

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1940 2,623—    
1950 3,683+40.4%
1960 3,361−8.7%
1970 4,079+21.4%
1980 4,637+13.7%
1990 5,040+8.7%
2000 5,274+4.6%
2010 5,324+0.9%

HistoryEdit

Numerous Jōmon period remains have been found near Lake Yamanaka, and ancient Tsuru County, of which the area is a part, is mentioned in the late Nara period Engishiki records. The area was a contested border region between the Takeda clan, Imagawa clan and Odawara Hōjō clan during the Sengoku period.

During the Edo period, all of Kai Province was tenryō territory under direct control of the Tokugawa shogunate. With the establishment of the modern municipalities system in the early Meiji period in 1875, the village of Nakano was created within Minamitsuru District, Yamanashi Prefecture by the merger of Yamanaka and Hirano hamlets. This village was renamed Yamanakako Village on January 1, 1965.

EconomyEdit

The economy of Yamanakako is primarily based on tourism and agriculture.

EducationEdit

Yamanakako has one public elementary school and one public junior high school, and one combined elementary/middle school, all operated by the village government. The village does not have a high school.

TransportationEdit

RailwayEdit

  • Yamanakako has no railway service.

HighwayEdit

Local attractionsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Yamanakako Village official statistics(in Japanese)
  2. ^ Yamanakako climate data
  3. ^ 観測史上1~10位の値(年間を通じての値). JMA. Retrieved March 4, 2022.
  4. ^ 気象庁 / 平年値(年・月ごとの値). JMA. Retrieved March 4, 2022.
  5. ^ Yamanakako population statistics

External linksEdit

  Media related to Yamanakako, Yamanashi at Wikimedia Commons