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Hayakawa, Yamanashi

Akasawa district in Hayakawa Town
Akasawa district in Hayakawa Town
Flag of Hayakawa
Official seal of Hayakawa
Location of Hayakawa in Yamanashi Prefecture
Location of Hayakawa in Yamanashi Prefecture
Hayakawa is located in Japan
Country Japan
Region Chūbu
Prefecture Yamanashi Prefecture
District Minamikoma
 • Total 369.86 km2 (142.80 sq mi)
Population (July 1, 2012)
 • Total 11,660
 • Density 3.14/km2 (8.1/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City symbols  
• Tree Cercidiphyllum japonicum
• Flower Rhododendron
• Bird Crested kingfisher
• Mammal Sika deer
Phone number 0556-45-2511
Address 758 Koju Hayakawa-cho Minimikoma-gun, Yamanashi-ken 409-2702
Website .jp.yamanashi.hayakawa.townwww

Hayakawa (早川町 Hayakawa-chō) is a town in Minamikoma District, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan. As of July 2012, the town had an estimated population of 1,160 and a population density of 3.13 persons per km2. The total area was 369.86  km2. It has the smallest population of any town in Japan. Hayakawa is on the list of The Most Beautiful Villages in Japan, established in 2005.


Hayakawa is located in far southwestern Yamanashi Prefecture. The Hayakawa River, a tributary of the Fuji River runs through the town. Some 96% of the town’s area is covered by forest and mountains.

Neighboring municipalities

Yamanashi Prefecture

Shizuoka Prefecture


The town of Hayakawa was created on September 23, 1956 through the merger of six villages.


Hayakawa is not served by rail or by highway. The nearest rail station is Minobu on the Minobu Line, with bus services very infrequently.

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  • Official website (Japanese)
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