Ogano, Saitama

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Ogano
小鹿野町
Town
Location of Ogano in Saitama Prefecture
Location of Ogano in Saitama Prefecture
Ogano is located in Japan
Ogano
Ogano
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 36°1′N 139°1′E / 36.017°N 139.017°E / 36.017; 139.017Coordinates: 36°1′N 139°1′E / 36.017°N 139.017°E / 36.017; 139.017
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Saitama Prefecture
District Chichibu
Area
 • Total 100.03 km2 (38.62 sq mi)
Population (2003)
 • Total 11,640
 • Density 120/km2 (300/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Website Town of Ogano
View of Ogano with Mt. Pukoja in the distance

Ogano (小鹿野町 Ogano-machi?) is a town located in Chichibu District, Saitama Prefecture, Japan. The rugged topography consists of mountains, valleys, lakes and rivers [1].

On October 1, 2005 the village of Ryōkami, from Chichibu District, was merged into Ogano.

As of 2003, the town has an estimated population of 11,640 and a density of 116.37 persons per km². The total area is 100.03 km².

All year round, the beautiful lakes of Ogano attract many recreational fishermen from neighboring towns and prefectures. In the hills and valleys of Ogano, many wild animals can commonly be observed. In particular wild boars ('inoshishi'), black bears, foxes, and 'pit viper' snakes.

Strawberry picking is a popular activity in spring as well as the harvesting of grapes.

Festivals[edit]

Teppo Matsuri (Gun Festival) at Iida Hachiman Shrine - December 12 & 13.

Transportation[edit]

Rail[edit]

The Tobu and Seibu lines connect Chichibu with Yorii, Kumagaya and Ikebukuro.

Bus[edit]

Local bus: between Ogano and Chichibu, Saitama (500 yen/30 minutes).

Roads[edit]

National Route 299 - runs through Ogano and connects to Chichibu, in the south, and Gunma prefecture to the north.

External links[edit]

Media related to Ogano, Saitama at Wikimedia Commons