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Mikawa, Yamagata

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Mikawa, Yamagata

Mikawa Roadside Station
Mikawa Roadside Station
Flag of Mikawa
Official seal of Mikawa
Location of Mikawa in Akita Prefecture
Location of Mikawa in Akita Prefecture
Mikawa is located in Japan
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Yamagata
District Higashitagawa
 • Total 208.41 km2 (80.47 sq mi)
Population (October 2013)
 • Total 7,688
 • Density 231/km2 (600/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Zelkova serrata
- Flower Brassica rapa
Phone number 0235-66-3111
Address 85 Nishida, Yokoyama Aze Mikawa-machi, Higashitagawa-gun, Yamagata-ken 997-1301
Website Official website

Mikawa (三川町 Mikawa-machi) is a town located in Higashitagawa District, Yamagata Prefecture, Japan.

As of October 2013, the town had an estimated population of 7,688 and a population density of 231 persons per km². The total area was 33.21 square kilometres (13 sq mi).


  • Geography 1
    • Neighboring municipalities 1.1
  • Climate 2
  • History 3
  • Economy 4
  • Transportation 5
    • Railway 5.1
    • Highway 5.2
  • International relations 6
    • Twin towns — Sister cities 6.1
  • Noted people from Mikawa 7
  • External links 8


Mikawa is located in the coastal plains of northeast Yamagata Prefecture.

Neighboring municipalities


Mikawa has a Humid continental climate (Köppen climate classification Dfa) with large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. Precipitation is significant throughout the year, but is heaviest from August to October.


The area of present-day Mikawa was part of ancient Dewa Province. After the start of the Meiji period, the area became part of Higashitagawa District, Yamagata Prefecture. The village of Mikawa was established on January 1, 1955 by the amalgamation of Yokoyama and Oshikiri villages with Togō Village from Nishitagawa District. It was elevated to town status on June 1, 1968.


The economy of Mikawa is based on agriculture.



Mikawa is not served by any railroads.


International relations

Twin towns — Sister cities

Noted people from Mikawa

External links

  • / (Japanese)
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