Rahul Sharma

Atsuma, Hokkaido

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Country  Japan
Area  404.6 km²
Local time  Wednesday 2:37 PM
Website  www.town.atsuma.lg.jp
Population  4,959 (2008)
Region  Hokkaido
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Prefecture  Hokkaido (Iburi Subprefecture)
Time zone  Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Weather  3°C, Wind S at 14 km/h, 59% Humidity
District  Yūfutsu District, Hokkaido

Atsuma (厚真町, Atsuma-chō) is a town located in Yūfutsu District, Iburi Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan.

Map of Atsuma, Yufutsu District, Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan

As of 2008, the town has an estimated population of 4,959 and a density of 12 persons per km². The total area is 404.56 km². The annual town festival is in mid-July and is called "Inaka Matsuri" or "Country Festival". It is a two-day affair that starts in the main section of town with a parade featuring the Atsuma Dance and continuing the next day with performances at the Atsuma Dam.

Atsuma has several rivers of which the most prominent is the Atsuma River. It is dammed in the northern area of town and continues down through the center of town and empties into the ocean near the ferry terminal and power station. There is a surfing beach nearby where the annual "Hama Matsuri" or "Beach Festival" in early-August.

References

Atsuma, Hokkaido Wikipedia


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