Chizu, Tottori

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Flag of Chizu
Official seal of Chizu
Location of Chizu in Tottori Prefecture
Location of Chizu in Tottori Prefecture
Chizu is located in Japan
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 35°16′N 134°14′E / 35.267°N 134.233°E / 35.267; 134.233Coordinates: 35°16′N 134°14′E / 35.267°N 134.233°E / 35.267; 134.233
Country Japan
Region Chūgoku
Prefecture Tottori Prefecture
District Yazu
 • Total 224.61 km2 (86.72 sq mi)
Population (2014)
 • Total 7,031 (estimated October 1, 2,016)
Time zone UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)

Chizu (智頭町, Chizu-chō) is a town located in Yazu District, Tottori Prefecture, Japan.

As of 2016, the town has an estimated population of 7,031. The total area is 224.61 km². The population has been steadily declining since the 1970s. Because of this decline, in March 2012 the town closed down six elementary schools and opened a single integrated school. There is also one junior high school and one agricultural and forestry high school.

The main industry in the area is logging, woodworking, tourism, and brewing.

Notable Places[edit]

  • Ishitani Family Residence - Important Cultural Property
  • Itaibara Village - Showa era buildings
  • Mount Nagi
  • Suwa Jinja

Sister City[edit]

Since October 10, 1999 Chizu has maintained a sister city relationship with Yanggu County, Gangwon, South Korea.


Chizu is accessible by train (Inbi Line and Chizu Express), road, and bus.

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