Yashima Town (矢島町; -machi) is a district of Yurihonjō, Akita, Japan.
- On March 22nd, 2005, Yashima Town merged with Honjō City and the towns of Chōkai, Higashiyuri, Iwaki, Nishime, Ouchi and Yuri to form Yurihonjō.
See Wikivoyage for sightseeing and restaurant information.
- Yashima Ski Area (Japanese).
- Chokai-san International Zendo (鳥海山国際禅堂). Experience the seated form of meditation called zazen.
- Yashima route for climbing Mount Chōkai.
- Chōkai Kōgen Hanadate Farm Park (鳥海高原花立牧場公園).
The most important events in Yashima are Hasaku Festival and the Mt. Chōkai Bicycle Classic. For a comprehensive list of festivals in town, see Yurihonjo festivals.
- Sai no Kamiyaki (才の神焼き). This fire festival is on January 15th.
- Mt. Chōkai climbing season begins. The trail from Yashima opens at the beginning of May.
- Mt. Chōkai Bicycle Classic (Mt．鳥海バイシクルクラシック). A large bike race takes place at the end of July.
- Sakanoshita Bangaku (坂之下番楽). This traditional festival takes place on August 14th.
- Hasaku Festival (八朔まつり). Takes place on all day on the second Sunday in September as well as the preceding evening.
- Hanadate Autumn Festival (花立秋まつり). This festival takes place at Makiba park, Hanadate in Chōkai Kōgen in the middle of October.
- Ski season begins. Around the middle of December.
There are three schools in Yashima.
- Yashima Elementary School (矢島小学校).
- Yashima Junior High School (矢島中学校).
- Yashima High School (矢島高等学校).
In April 2009, Yashima Junior and Senior High Schools moved to a new building behind Lawson Station. Before 2009, the junior high school was on the hill by the softball stadium and the high school was near Town Hall and the elementary school. Now, the schools share the building but are otherwise separate entities. The old junior high school building opened May 1947, closed April 2009, and was demolished in the spring of 2010. The old high school was also demolished in 2010.
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- Yashima JHS School Song.
- Yurihonjō Bus Schedules (Japanese).
- Wikimedia Commons. Pictures of the town.
|Chōkai • Higashiyuri • Honjō • Iwaki • Nishime • Ouchi • Yashima • Yuri|