Ninomiya, Kanagawa

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Ninomiya
二宮町
Town
Ninomiya Town Hall
Ninomiya Town Hall
Flag of Ninomiya
Flag
Official seal of Ninomiya
Seal
Location of Ninomiya in Kanagawa Prefecture
Location of Ninomiya in Kanagawa Prefecture
Ninomiya is located in Japan
Ninomiya
Ninomiya
 
Coordinates: 35°23′N 139°18′E / 35.383°N 139.300°E / 35.383; 139.300Coordinates: 35°23′N 139°18′E / 35.383°N 139.300°E / 35.383; 139.300
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Kanagawa Prefecture
District Naka
Area
 • Total 9.08 km2 (3.51 sq mi)
Population (June 2012)
 • Total 29,350
 • Density 3,230/km2 (8,400/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Camellia
- Flower Canna
- Bird Varied Tit
Phone number 0463-71-3311
Address 961 Ninomiya, Ninomiya-machi, Naga-gun, Kanagawa-ken 259-0196
Website Town of Ninomiya

Ninomiya (二宮町 Ninomiya-machi?) is a town located in Naka District, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. As of June 2012, the town had an estimated population of 29,350 and a density of 3,230 persons per km². The total area was 9.08 km².

Geography[edit]

Ninomiya is located on the coast of west-central Kanagawa Prefecture, bordered to the south by Sagami Bay of the Pacific Ocean.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

Ninomiya was the location of the second-highest ranked shrine in Sagami Province, Kawawa Shrine, which is mentioned in Heian period records, and claims to have been established by the semi-legendary Emperor Suinin. As a minor coastal settlement, it was under the control of the late Hōjō clan of Odawara during the Sengoku period. In the Edo period, it was nominally part of Odawara Domain. After the Meiji Restoration and with the establishment of the district system in 1878, the area came under the control of Yurugi District (淘綾郡 Yurugi-gun?). In April 1889, Ninomiya village merged with four neighboring villages to form Azuma and on March 26, 1896 Yurugi District became part of modern Naka District. Azuma was elevated to town status on November 3, 1935 and was renamed Ninomiya.

Economy[edit]

The local economy of Ninomiya is based on primarily on agriculture and commercial fishing. The town is also a bedroom community for both Tokyo/Yokohama and Odawara

Transportation[edit]

Highway[edit]

Railway[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

  • Kawawa Shrine
  • Azumayama Park

Noted people from Ninomiya[edit]

External links[edit]