Itakura, Gunma

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"Itakura" redirects here. For the former town in Niigata Prefecture, see Itakura, Niigata.
Location of Itakura in Gunma Prefecture
Location of Itakura in Gunma Prefecture
Itakura is located in Japan
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 36°13′N 139°37′E / 36.217°N 139.617°E / 36.217; 139.617Coordinates: 36°13′N 139°37′E / 36.217°N 139.617°E / 36.217; 139.617
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Gunma Prefecture
District Ōra
 • Total 41.84 km2 (16.15 sq mi)
Population (September 1, 2007)
 • Total 15,895
 • Density 379.90/km2 (983.9/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Osmanthus
- Flower Sakura
- Bird Skylark
Address Itakura-machi, 2067 Ōaza Itakura
Phone number 0276-82-1111
Website Town of Itakura

Itakura (板倉町 Itakura-machi?) is a town located in Ōra District, Gunma Prefecture, Japan. The town lies in the southeastern extremity of Gunma, and is bordered on the north by Tochigi, the east by Ibaraki, and the south by Saitama. The town is served by the Tōbu Nikkō train line at Itakura Tōyōdai-mae Station.

Itakura's main agricultural products are rice and cucumbers, though many other crops are grown locally.

Itakura's animal mascot is the catfish. It is represented in a bronze statue at Raiden Shrine, as an omikoshi in Itakura's summer festival, and also is emblazoned on the town's manhole covers. Itakura is one of the few places in Japan where catfish is eaten, and it boasts two restaurants specializing in catfish dishes.

As of September 1, 2007, the town has an estimated population of 15,895 and a density of 379.90 persons per km². The total area is 41.84 km².

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

Notable places[edit]

  • Raiden Jinja (shrine)
  • Watarase Nature Museum
  • Takatoritenmangū (temple)
  • Itakura Golf Course
  • Gunma's Waterway


External links[edit]

Media related to Itakura, Gunma at Wikimedia Commons