Kotsuya Bridge, as known for low water crossing place in Japan.
Location of Yawata in Kyoto Prefecture
|• Mayor||Horiguchi Fumiaki (since February 2012)|
|• Total||24.35 km2 (9.40 sq mi)|
(October 1, 2015)
|• Density||3,000/km2 (7,700/sq mi)|
|• Tree||Cinnamomum camphora|
|• Bird||Parus minor|
|Time zone||UTC+9 (JST)|
|City hall address||Yawata-Sonouchi 75, Yawata City, Kyoto Prefecture (京都府八幡市八幡園内75)|
The city was founded on November 1, 1977 and currently has a sister city in Milan, Ohio.
As the bamboo filaments Thomas Alva Edison used for his early light bulb tests came from Kyoto, Yawata has an Edison Memorial and Edison Celebration.
The Iwashimizu Hachimangu is located in Yawata.