Location of Chizu in Tottori Prefecture
|• Total||224.61 km2 (86.72 sq mi)|
|• Total||7,031 (estimated October 1, 2,016)|
|Time zone||UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)|
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.
- Ishitani Family Residence - Important Cultural Property
- Itaibara Village - Showa era buildings
- Mount Nagi
- Suwa Jinja
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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