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
Location of Misasa in Tottori Prefecture
|• Mayor||Hidemitsu Yoshida (since November 1997)|
|• Total||233.46 km2 (90.14 sq mi)|
|Population (October 1, 2007)|
|• Density||31.4/km2 (81/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|Address||999-2 Ōaza Ōze, Misasa-chō, Tottori-ken
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.
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.
- Nishi Elementary School
- Higashi Elementary School
- Minami Elementary School
Junior high schools
- Misasa Junior High School
Places of note
- 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.
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