Yakage

矢掛町
Town
Yakage-juku
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Location of Yakage in Okayama Prefecture
Yakage
Yakage
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 34°38′N 133°35′E / 34.633°N 133.583°E / 34.633; 133.583Coordinates: 34°38′N 133°35′E / 34.633°N 133.583°E / 34.633; 133.583
CountryJapan
RegionChūgoku
San'yō
PrefectureOkayama Prefecture
DistrictOda
Area
 • Total90.62 km2 (34.99 sq mi)
Population
 (june 1, 2020)
 • Total14,041
 • Density150/km2 (400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+09:00 (JST)
Websitewww.town.yakage.lg.jp

Yakage (矢掛町, Yakage-chō) is a town located in Oda District, Okayama Prefecture, Japan.

As of june 1 2020, the town has an estimated population of 14,041 and a density of 147 persons per km².[1] The total area is 90.62 km².

The town is home to a former post station along the San'yōdō and contains a sub-honjin from the Edo period. A samurai parade (大名行列) is held every November in commemoration of the town's history as a major stopping point on the daimyō's trip to Edo during the era of sankin-kōtai.

Geography

Neighbouring municipalities

Transportation

Railway

Highway

Notable people from Yakage

References

  1. ^ "Official website of Yakage city" (in Japanese). Japan: Yakage City. Retrieved 14 April 2017.