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Tokamachi

Trip Planner Asia  /  Japan  /  Chubu  /  Niigata Prefecture  /  Tokamachi
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Things to do: nature, museums, sightseeing
Tōkamachi is a city in Niigata Prefecture, Japan.As of April 30, 2011, the city has an estimated population of 59,649 and a population density of 101.11 persons per km². The total area is 589.92 km², including the post-creation undefined boundary areas.Tokamachi is home to the Tokamachi Snow Festival, which takes place every February. It is the snow festival with the oldest history in Japan. Tokamachi also hosts the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial which attracts over 700,000 visitors to the region each summer.The city's mayor is Yoshifumi Sekiguchi, who was elected in May 2009.Tokamachi derives its name from the fact that on the tenth day of the month, the town's local market was held. Similarly, nearby Muikamachi had its own local market held on the sixth day of the month.GeographyAdjoining communitiesNiigata PrefectureNagaokaOshima-ku, JoetsuKashiwazakiOjiyaUonumaMinamiuonumaKitauonuma District: KawaguchiNakauonuma District: TsunanMinamiuonuma District: YuzawaShimominochi District: Sakae
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