Yamanashi, Yamanashi

Yamanashi (山梨市, Yamanashi-shi) is a city located in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 July 2019, the city had an estimated population of 34,738 in 14,679 households,[1] and a population density of 120 persons per km². The total area of the city is 289.80 square kilometres (111.89 sq mi).

Yamanashi City Hall
Yamanashi City Hall
Flag of Yamanashi
Official logo of Yamanashi
Location of Yamanashi in Yamanashi Prefecture
Location of Yamanashi in Yamanashi Prefecture
Yamanashi is located in Japan
Coordinates: 35°41′36.4″N 138°41′12.8″E / 35.693444°N 138.686889°E / 35.693444; 138.686889Coordinates: 35°41′36.4″N 138°41′12.8″E / 35.693444°N 138.686889°E / 35.693444; 138.686889
RegionChūbu (Tōkai)
 • MayorHisakata Takekoshi (since February 2010)
 • Total289.80 km2 (111.89 sq mi)
 (July 1, 2019)
 • Total34,738
 • Density120/km2 (310/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- TreePinus
- FlowerAzalea
Phone number0553-22-1111
AddressWest Kohara 843, Yamanashi City, Yamanashi-ken 405-8501
WebsiteOfficial website
Yamanashi city center from the Fuefuki River


Yamanashi City is located in north-central Yamanashi Prefecture in the northeastern end of the Kofu Basin. The city is flat in the south, rising toward mountains to the north. The Fuefuki River flows through the city.

Neighboring municipalitiesEdit


Per Japanese census data,[2] the population of Yamanashi has remained relatively stable over the past 80 years.

Historical population
1940 37,229—    
1950 46,185+24.1%
1960 43,434−6.0%
1970 38,748−10.8%
1980 39,142+1.0%
1990 39,263+0.3%
2000 39,797+1.4%
2010 36,796−7.5%


The city has a Humid continental climate characterized by characterized by hot and humid summers, and relatively severe winters (Köppen climate classification Dfb). The average annual temperature in Yamanashi is 6.4 °C. The average annual rainfall is 1834 mm with September as the wettest month. The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 18.7 °C, and lowest in January, at around -5.5 °C.[3]


The village of Yamanashi was founded on July 1, 1942, by the merger of two hamlets within Higashiyamanashi District. It was elevated to city status on July 1, 1954.

On March 22, 2005, Yamanashi absorbed the town of Makioka, and the village of Mitomi (both from Higashiyamanashi District).


Yamanashi has a mayor-council form of government with a directly elected mayor and a unicameral city legislature of 16 members.


The economy of Yamanashi is based primarily on horticulture, with grapes and peaches as the main cash crops.


Yamanashi has 12 public elementary schools and three public middle schools operated by the city government and two public high schools operated by the Yamanashi Prefectural Board of Education.




Sister citiesEdit

Local attractionsEdit

  • Seihaku-ji – Buddhist temple
  • Oimatakubo-Hachiman-gu

Notable peopleEdit


  1. ^ Yamanashi City official statistics(in Japanese)
  2. ^ Yamanashi population statistics
  3. ^ Yamanashi climate data
  4. ^ "International Exchange". List of Affiliation Partners within Prefectures. Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR). Retrieved 21 November 2015.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Yamanashi, Yamanashi at Wikimedia Commons