Fuefuki, Yamanashi
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Fuefuki, Yamanashi

Fuefuki City Hall
Fuefuki City Hall
Flag of Fuefuki
Official seal of Fuefuki
Location of Fuefuki in Yamanashi Prefecture
Location of Fuefuki in Yamanashi Prefecture
Fuefuki is located in Japan
Coordinates: 35°38?50.3?N 138°38?23?E / 35.647306°N 138.63972°E / 35.647306; 138.63972Coordinates: 35°38?50.3?N 138°38?23?E / 35.647306°N 138.63972°E / 35.647306; 138.63972
RegionCh?bu (T?kai)
PrefectureYamanashi Prefecture
 o MayorMasanao Ogino (since November 2011)
 o Total201.92 km2 (77.96 sq mi)
(March 31, 2019)
 o Total69,463
 o Density340/km2 (890/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
o TreePeach
o FlowerRose
o BirdBlue-and-white flycatcher
Address777 Ichibu, Isawa-ch?, Fuefuki-shi, Yamanashi-ken 406-8510
WebsiteOfficial website
Ichinomiya Asama Shrine

Fuefuki (, Fuefuki-shi) is a city in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan. As of 31 March 2019, the city had an estimated population of 69,463 in 29,406 households, [1] and a population density of 340 persons per km2. The total area of the city is 201.92 square kilometres (77.96 sq mi).


Fuefuki is located in central Yamanashi Prefecture at an average altitude of 261 meters.[1] Just over 58% of the area of the city is covered in forest. The Fuefuki River flows through the city.

Neighboring municipalities

The following municipalities surrounding the city clockwise starting from K?fu.


Per Japanese census data,[2] the population of Fuefuki has remained relatively stable over the past 30 years.


The city has a climate characterized by hot and humid summers, and relatively mild winters (Köppen climate classification Cfa). The average annual temperature in Fuefuki is 10.7 °C. The average annual rainfall is 1524 mm with September as the wettest month. The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 22.8 °C, and lowest in January, at around -1.0 °C.[3]


Fuefuki was the center of ancient Kai Province and contains many burial mounds from the Kofun period. The ruins of the Kai Kokubun-ji, the Nara period provincial temple are also found within the city limits, as is the Ichinomiya Asama Shrine, the ichinomiya of Kai Province. During the Edo period, all of Kai Province was tenry? territory under direct control of the Tokugawa shogunate, with a daikansho based at the village of Isawa. During the cadastral reform of the early Meiji period in April 1, 1889, the rural districts of Higashiyatsushiro and Higashiyamanashi Districts were formed.[]

The modern city of Fuefuki was established on October 12, 2004, from the merger of the towns of Ichinomiya, Isawa, Misaka and Yatsushiro, the village of Sakaigawa (all from Higashiyatsushiro District), and the town of Kasugai (from Higashiyamanashi District). The name refers to the Fuefuki River that flows through the city. The city hall is located at the former Isawa Town Hall, and other former towns and village halls were converted to satellite offices.

On August 1, 2006, Fuefuki later absorbed the village of Ashigawa (also from Higashiyatsushiro District. Higashiyatsushiro District was dissolved as a result of this merger.


Fuefuki has a mayor-council form of government with a directly elected mayor and a unicameral city legislature of 19 members.


The economy of Fuefuki is based on agriculture (horticulture), seasonal tourism and the production of wine. Fuefuki is the largest producer of grapes and peaches in Japan. [1]


Fuefuki has 14 public elementary schools and five public junior high schools operated by the city government,[4] and one public high school operated by the Yamanashi Prefectural Board of Education.

Elementary Schools:

  1. Isawa Minami (South)
  2. Isawa Higashi (East)
  3. Isawa Kita (North)
  4. Fujimi
  5. Isawa Nishi (West)
  6. Misaka Higashi (East)
  7. Misaka Nishi (West)
  8. Ichinomiya Nishi (West)
  9. Ichinomiya Minami (South)
  10. Ichinomiya Kita (North)
  11. Yatsushiro
  12. Sakaigawa
  13. Kasugai
  14. Ashigawa

Junior High Schools:

  1. Isawa
  2. Misaka
  3. Ichinomiya
  4. Asakawa
  5. Kasugai

High School:

  1. Fuefuki




Sister cities

Local attractions

Notable people from Fuefuki


  1. ^ a b c Fuefuki City official statistics(in Japanese)
  2. ^ Fuefuki population statistics
  3. ^ Fuefuki climate data
  4. ^ http://www.city.fuefuki.yamanashi.jp/file/4/4bb32bf432e7d.html
  5. ^ a b c d e f [1] Fuefuki official home page, City Profile
  6. ^ a b c "International Exchange". List of Affiliation Partners within Prefectures. Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR). Archived from the original on 5 February 2016. Retrieved 2015.
  7. ^ National Diet Library

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