Misasa, Tottori

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Misasa
三朝町
Town
Clockwise from top left: Misasa Spa, Sanbutsu Temple in Mount Mitoku, Mitoku River, Place of Team Hall (Jinsho no Yakata in Japanese), Misasa Art Museum
Clockwise from top left: Misasa Spa, Sanbutsu Temple in Mount Mitoku, Mitoku River, Place of Team Hall (Jinsho no Yakata in Japanese), Misasa Art Museum
Flag of Misasa
Flag
Location of Misasa in Tottori Prefecture
Location of Misasa in Tottori Prefecture
Misasa is located in Japan
Misasa
Misasa
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 35°25′N 133°52′E / 35.417°N 133.867°E / 35.417; 133.867Coordinates: 35°25′N 133°52′E / 35.417°N 133.867°E / 35.417; 133.867
Country Japan
Region Chūgoku
San'in
Prefecture Tottori Prefecture
District Tōhaku
Government
 • Mayor Hidemitsu Yoshida (since November 1997)
Area
 • Total 233.46 km2 (90.14 sq mi)
Population (October 1, 2007)
 • Total 7,322
 • Density 31.4/km2 (81/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols
- Tree Aesculus
- Flower Rhododendron
Address 999-2 Ōaza Ōze, Misasa-chō, Tottori-ken
682-0195
Phone number 0858-43-1111
Website www.town.misasa.tottori.jp
A street in the center of Misasa shortly before the Marie Curie festival
Sanbutsu-ji

Misasa (三朝町 Misasa-chō?) is a town located in Tōhaku District, Tottori Prefecture, Japan. It is also home to the official treasure of Sanbutsu-ji, the Misasa Onsen, and Okayama Hospital.

The name "Misasa" (literally "three mornings") originates from the belief that one who stays to enjoy three mornings in the town's famous hot springs will find all of his ailments cured.

As of October 1, 2007, the town has an estimated population of 7,322 and a density of 31.4 persons per km². The total area is 233.46 km².

Misasa is for the most part a spa resort, boasting springs of radium-rich water, exhausting radon, a radioactive gas. It is believed that bathing one in such waters can actually be good for one's health, although there is not a scientific consensus on whether doing so is actually detrimental or helpful to one's health (see Radiation hormesis). For this reason, the town of Misasa organizes a yearly Marie Curie festival – Marie Curie discovered radium.

The film Koitanibashi was shot in Misasa.[1]

Education[edit]

Primary schools[edit]

  • Nishi Elementary School
  • Higashi Elementary School
  • Minami Elementary School

Junior high schools[edit]

  • Misasa Junior High School

Universities[edit]

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

Places of note[edit]

A radium-rich hot spring.
  • Oshika Valley
It is named a special location, or "meishou" (名所) by the government, and is about 4 km long.
A temple located on a cliff on the north face of Mount Mitoku, it is designated as one of the National Treasures of Japan.

References[edit]

  1. ^ HPriest (2011-11-12). "SPEED’s Uehara Takako attends stage greeting for “Koitanibashi”". TokyoHive. Retrieved 2011-11-13. 

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