Miharu, Fukushima

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Miharu
三春町
Town
Miharu Town Hall
Miharu Town Hall
Flag of Miharu
Flag
Official seal of Miharu
Seal
Location of Miharu in Fukushima Prefecture
Location of Miharu in Fukushima Prefecture
Miharu is located in Japan
Miharu
Miharu
 
Coordinates: 37°26′27.6″N 140°29′33.3″E / 37.441000°N 140.492583°E / 37.441000; 140.492583Coordinates: 37°26′27.6″N 140°29′33.3″E / 37.441000°N 140.492583°E / 37.441000; 140.492583
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Fukushima Prefecture
District Tamura District
Area
 • Total 72.76 km2 (28.09 sq mi)
Population (December 2014)
 • Total 17,254
 • Density 237/km2 (610/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Weeping Cherry blossom
- Flower Rhododendron
- Bird Japanese bush warbler
Phone number 0247-62-2111
Address Omachi 1-2, Miharu Town, Tamura District, Fukushima Prefecture 963-7796
Website Official HP

Miharu (三春町 Miharu-machi?) is a town located in Tamura District, Fukushima Prefecture, in northern Honshū, Japan. As of December 2014, the town had an estimated population of 17,254 and a population density of 237 persons per km². The total area was 72.76  km².

Geography[edit]

Miharu is located in north-central Fukushima prefecture.

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The area of present-day Miharu was part of ancient Mutsu Province. During the Edo period the area formed Miharu Domain, a 50,000 koku han ruled by the Akita clan from 1645 until the Meiji Restoration. It was subsequenly organized as part of Nakadōri region of Iwaki Province.

Miharu town was established with the formation of the municipalities system on April 1, 1889. On April 1, 1955, it annexed the neighboring villages of Ogisawa, Nakazuma, Nakago, Sawaishi and Kurita, all from Tamura District.

Economy[edit]

The economy of Miharu is primarily agricultural, with some chemical and light manufacturing.

Education[edit]

  • Fukushima Prefectural Tamura High School
  • Miharu Middle School
  • six elementary schools

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

International relations[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

Illuminate with beni weeping cherry tree in Takizakura Park
  • Takizakura Park - The name "Miharu" in Japanese means three springs. In most parts of Japan, plum, peach, and cherry trees blossom at different times, but in Miharu, they blossom almost simultaneously. Miharu is home of the Takizakura, or waterfall cherry tree, is over 1,000 years old and brings tourists from all over Japan to see it in the springtime. It is registered as a living national treasure by the Japanese government.
  • Site of Miharu Castle
  • Miharu-goma

External links[edit]

Media related to Miharu, Fukushima at Wikimedia Commons