Nemuro, Hokkaido

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Nemuro
根室市
City
Cape Ochiishi
Cape Ochiishi
Flag of Nemuro
Flag
Location of Nemuro in Hokkaido (Nemuro Subprefecture)
Location of Nemuro in Hokkaido (Nemuro Subprefecture)
Nemuro is located in Japan
Nemuro
Nemuro
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 43°20′N 145°35′E / 43.333°N 145.583°E / 43.333; 145.583Coordinates: 43°20′N 145°35′E / 43.333°N 145.583°E / 43.333; 145.583
Country Japan
Region Hokkaido
Prefecture Hokkaido (Nemuro Subprefecture)
Government
 • Mayor Shunsuke Hasegawa
Area
 • Total 512.63 km2 (197.93 sq mi)
Population (February 29, 2012)
 • Total 29,087
 • Density 56.74/km2 (147.0/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols
- Tree Chishimazakura (Prunus nipponica Matsumura var. kurilensis)
- Flower Yukiwarikozakura (Primula modesta var. fauriei)
- Bird Swan
- Others Sports: Table tennis
Address 2-27 Tokiwachō, Nemuro-shi, Hokkaido
087-8711
Phone number 0153-23-6111
Website www.city.nemuro.hokkaido.jp

Nemuro (根室市 Nemuro-shi?, Ainu: Ni mu oro) is a city and port located in Nemuro Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan. It is the capital city of Nemuro Subprefecture. Much of the city lies on the Nemuro Peninsula.

As of February 29, 2012, the city has an estimated population of 29,087, with 12,966 households, and a population density of 56.74 persons per km² (147.0 persons per sq. mi.). The total area is 512.63 km2 (197.93 sq mi). The city was founded on August 1, 1957.[citation needed], April 1, 1959, Nemuro merged with Habomai, Hokkaido.

Climate[edit]

Nemuro, like most of Hokkaido, has a humid continental climate (Köppen climate classification Dfb) with mild to warm summers and cold snowy winters. Like the more northerly Kuril Islands, it has an extremely strong seasonal lag, with the highest temperatures in August and September and lowest in February, though it is not so gloomy as extremely foggy North Pacific islands like Simushir or the Aleutian Islands. Its peninsular location makes Nemuro very windy, especially during autumn and winter, with mean wind speeds as high as 22.7 kilometres per hour (14.1 mph) in November.

Climate data for Nemuro, Hokkaido
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) −1.2
(29.8)
−1.6
(29.1)
1.6
(34.9)
7.2
(45)
11.5
(52.7)
14.4
(57.9)
17.9
(64.2)
20.8
(69.4)
18.8
(65.8)
14.4
(57.9)
8.3
(46.9)
2.1
(35.8)
9.52
(49.12)
Daily mean °C (°F) −3.7
(25.3)
−4.3
(24.3)
−1.3
(29.7)
3.4
(38.1)
7.3
(45.1)
10.6
(51.1)
14.2
(57.6)
17.3
(63.1)
15.7
(60.3)
11.3
(52.3)
5.3
(41.5)
−0.5
(31.1)
6.28
(43.29)
Average low °C (°F) −6.9
(19.6)
−7.6
(18.3)
−4.3
(24.3)
0.4
(32.7)
4.1
(39.4)
7.7
(45.9)
11.5
(52.7)
14.7
(58.5)
13.1
(55.6)
8.2
(46.8)
1.9
(35.4)
−3.6
(25.5)
3.27
(37.89)
Precipitation mm (inches) 35.5
(1.398)
22.6
(0.89)
52.5
(2.067)
66.5
(2.618)
102.1
(4.02)
90.9
(3.579)
121.7
(4.791)
120.8
(4.756)
167.0
(6.575)
106.3
(4.185)
84.5
(3.327)
50.4
(1.984)
1,020.8
(40.19)
Snowfall cm (inches) 62
(24.4)
55
(21.7)
50
(19.7)
14
(5.5)
1
(0.4)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
5
(2)
36
(14.2)
223
(87.9)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.5 mm) 9.8 6.0 9.3 9.4 10.5 9.7 11.3 10.6 11.5 10.4 10.0 9.7 118.2
Avg. snowy days 25.6 24.9 19.8 3.3 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 1.2 11.6 86.5
 % humidity 71 73 75 78 82 89 91 89 84 75 69 68 78.7
Mean monthly sunshine hours 152.8 164.8 190.8 177.4 176.2 135.6 112.6 127.7 145.5 167.7 146.5 146.0 1,843.6
Source: Japan Meteorological Agency

Transportation[edit]

A road to Cape Nosappu

Nearby Nakashibetsu Airport serves Nemuro.

Rail[edit]

Highways[edit]

Sightseeing[edit]

The ruins of Chasi at Onnemoto, Nemuro
  • Cape Nosappu
  • Cape Hanasaki, including "Kurumaishi", a car wheel shaped stone natural monument
  • Cape Ochiishi, a fishing port
  • The Ruins of Chasi in the Nemuro Peninsula
  • Roadside station Swan 44 Nemuro
  • Lake Furen
  • Shunkunitai Wild Bird Sanctuary
  • Habomai Fishing Port
  • Kotohira Shrine
  • Meiji Park
  • Ohashi Bridge
  • Onneto Lake

Cuisine[edit]

One local specialty of Nemuro is "escalope". This consists of tonkatsu (breaded deep-fried pork cutlets) over butter fried rice with a special demiglace sauce.[1]

Nemuro is well known by the people of Hokkaido as the one of the best places to eat sushi because of the caught seafood.[1][non-primary source needed] Nemuro also is the origin of two and sushi restaurants in Hokkaido: Matsuriya[2] and Hanamaru.[3] Nemuro's seafood delicacies include their fresh Pacific saury, salmon, king crab, and shrimp.

Other delicacies in Nemuro include yakitori bento, Holland sanbei (waffle-like snack), soft serve ice cream, and monjayaki.[citation needed]

Education[edit]

High schools[edit]

  • Hokkaido Nemuro High School
  • Hokkaido Nemuro Nishi High School

Sister cities[edit]

Nemuro is twinned with the following sister cities:[4]

References[edit]

External links[edit]