Kamiyama, Tokushima


Clockwise from upper left: Amagoi Fall, Akui River, view of Mount Tsurugi from Shōsan Temple, square in Kamiyama Forest Park, Shōsan Temple


Location of Kamiyama in Tokushima Prefecture

Location in Japan

Coordinates: 33°58′N 134°21′E / 33.967°N 134.350°E / 33.967; 134.350Coordinates: 33°58′N 134°21′E / 33.967°N 134.350°E / 33.967; 134.350
Country Japan
Region Shikoku
Prefecture Tokushima Prefecture
District Myōzai
  Mayor Masakazu Goto (since June 2005)
  Total 173.31 km2 (66.92 sq mi)
Population (May 1, 2012)
  Total 6,325
  Density 36.50/km2 (94.5/sq mi)
  Tree Cryptomeria
  Flower Prunus mume
  Bird Copper pheasant
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City hall address 100 Jinjyō-ji Honnoma, Kamiyama-chō, Myōzai-gun, Tokushima-ken
Website www.town.kamiyama.lg.jp

Kamiyama (神山町 Kamiyama-chō) is a town in Myōzai District, Tokushima Prefecture, Japan.

As of May 1, 2012, the town has an estimated population of 6,325, with 2,574 households, and a density of 36.50 people per km2. The total area is 173.31 km2.[1]

The area has been settled since ancient times and is mentioned in the Nihon Shoki.[1] Notable sights include the Amagoi Waterfalls, regularly listed among the 100 most beautiful waterfalls of Japan, plum orchards, Shosan-ji Temple, one of the 88 sites on the Shikoku pilgrimage route, and a 500-year-old Ginkgo tree, which is especially beautiful during the fall.[1]


Amagoi waterfalls


  1. 1 2 3 "Kamiyama Information". Kamiyama-cho office. Retrieved 20 November 2014.
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