Daisen, Tottori

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Daisen
大山町
Town
Daisen Temple
Daisen Temple
Location of Daisen in Tottori Prefecture
Location of Daisen in Tottori Prefecture
Daisen is located in Japan
Daisen
Daisen
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 35°30′N 133°30′E / 35.500°N 133.500°E / 35.500; 133.500Coordinates: 35°30′N 133°30′E / 35.500°N 133.500°E / 35.500; 133.500
Country Japan
Region Chūgoku
San'in
Prefecture Tottori Prefecture
District Saihaku
Government
 • Mayor Takayuki Yamaguchi (since April 2005)
Area
 • Total 189.79 km2 (73.28 sq mi)
Population (January 1, 2012)
 • Total 17,241
 • Density 91/km2 (240/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols
- Tree Taxus cuspidata
- Flower Camellia sasanqua
Address 328 Mikushiya, Daisen, Saihaku-gun, Tottori-ken
689-3211
Phone number 0859-54-3111
Website www.daisen.jp

Daisen (大山町 Daisen-chō?) is a town located in Saihaku District, Tottori Prefecture, Japan.

As of January 1, 2011, Daisen had an estimated population of 17,241 and a population density of 90.84 persons per km². The total area is 189.79 square kilometres (73.28 sq mi). The town is known for Mount Daisen, the tallest mountain in the Chūgoku Region. The mountain was an early center of Shinto and Buddhist practice, and the town has numerous designated Cultural Properties of Japan.[1]

Geography[edit]

Daisen is located to the west of Saihaku District. The north of the town has a broad coast along the Japan Sea, and its inland area sweeps up to the Chūgoku Region, specifically Mount Daisen. The Amida River flows north towards the Sea of Japan and forms an alluvial delta in Daisen.[1]

History[edit]

The town of Daisen was formed from the merger of the towns of Nakayama and Nawa, both from Saihaku District, on March 28, 2005.

Sister city[edit]

The town is a sister city to Temecula, California.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "大山町 (Daisen-chō)". Nihon Daihyakka Zensho (Nipponika) (日本大百科全書(ニッポニカ). Tokyo: Shogakukan. 2012. Retrieved 2012-04-27. (Japanese)