Katashina, Gunma

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Location of Katashina in Gunma Prefecture
Location of Katashina in Gunma Prefecture
Katashina is located in Japan
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 36°46′N 139°14′E / 36.767°N 139.233°E / 36.767; 139.233Coordinates: 36°46′N 139°14′E / 36.767°N 139.233°E / 36.767; 139.233
Country Japan
Region Tone
Prefecture Gunma Prefecture
 • Mayor Kinzo Chigira (since November 2005)
 • Total 392.01 km2 (151.36 sq mi)
Population (February 1, 2012)
 • Total 5,143
 • Density 13.12/km2 (34.0/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Betula platyphylla
- Flower Lysichiton camtschatcense
- Bird Copper Pheasant
Address Katashina-mura, 3967-3 Ōaza Kamata
Phone number 0278-58-2111
Website Village of Katashina
Sonohara Dam

Katashina (片品村 Katashina-mura?) is a village located in Tone District, Gunma Prefecture, Japan.

As of February 1, 2012, the village has an estimated population of 5,143, with 1,697 households and a density of 13.12 persons per km². The total area is 392.01 km².


Located near Gunma's border with Tochigi prefecture to the east and Fukushima prefecture to the northeast, the town is very mountainous, with the highest elevation being 2578m and the lowest 640m. The temperature can reach up to 36°C in the summer, but in the winter, it can drop to -18°C. The average temperature is 11°C, the yearly precipitation is 1042 mm, and amount of snowfall is 95 cm, with the snowy period lasting for 120 days.[1]

  • Mountains: Mount Nikko Shirane, Mount Shibutsu, Mount Hotaka
  • Rivers: Katashina River, Ōtaki River
  • Lakes: Marunuma (Maru Swamp)

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

Notable places[edit]

  • Katashina Hot Springs
  • Hanasaku Hot Springs
  • Oze Tokura Hot Springs
  • Marunuma Hot Springs
  • Shirane Hot Springs
  • Ozegahara - Oze National Park
  • Marunuma Dam
  • Sonohara Dam
  • Konsei Mountain Pass
  • Chigira Farm
  • Marunuma Plateau Ski Resort
  • Katashina Plateau Ski Resort
  • Oze Iwakura Ski Area
  • Oze Tokura Ski Area
  • Hotaka Bokujo Ski Area
  • Oguna Hotaka Ski Area


External links[edit]

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