Achi, Nagano

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Location of Achi in
Location of Achi in
Achi is located in Japan
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 35°27′N 137°45′E / 35.450°N 137.750°E / 35.450; 137.750Coordinates: 35°27′N 137°45′E / 35.450°N 137.750°E / 35.450; 137.750
Country Japan
Region Chūbu
Prefecture Nagano Prefecture
District Shimoina
 • Total 214.47 km2 (82.81 sq mi)
Population (01/07/12)
 • Total 6,873
 • Density 32/km2 (83/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Aesculus
- Flower Adonis ramosa
Website Village of Achi
Village office
c. 1930

Achi (阿智村 Achi-mura?) is a village located in Shimoina District, Nagano Prefecture, Japan.

Achi was the birthplace of the photographer and illustrator Motoichi Kumagai, who worked as a teacher in the village and photographed its life; the village has a permanent gallery of Kumagai's work, Kumagai Motoichi Shashin Dōgakan.[1]

On March 31, 2009 the village of Seinaiji, also in Shimoina District, was merged into Achi.[2] With the merger, the population became 7,075. The total area of the village is 214.47 km².[3]


  1. ^ Kumagai Motoichi Shashin Dōgakan (Japanese)
  2. ^[dead link]
  3. ^ 阿智村の紹介 > 阿智村の概要. Achi official website (in Japanese). Achi Village. Retrieved September 19, 2011. 

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