View of Umaji
Location of Umaji in K?chi Prefecture
|o Mayor||Takashi Kamiji|
|o Total||165.52 km2 (63.91 sq mi)|
(March 31, 2017)
|o Density||5.4/km2 (14/sq mi)|
|o Bird||Blue-and-white flycatcher|
|Time zone||UTC+9 (JST)|
|City hall address||443 Umaji, Umaji-mura, K?chi-ken|
Umaji is located in a mountainous region, and the Yasuda River flows through. Approximately 96% of the village is covered by forests, 75% of which are protected by the government. Major mountains include Mount Eboshi (1,320 m) and Jinkichimori (1,423 m).
Umaji is part of the local area called Chugei which includes Umaji, Yasuda, Tano, Nahari and Kitagawa.
Access is only by car or bus. Umaji's local train station is in Yasuda which is about a 30-minute drive away. Yasuda is on the Gomen-Nahari Line.
Umaji looked to yuzu production in the 1960s to boost the local economy, and over the subsequent years farmers have turned the village into a citron success story.