Daisen, Tottori

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Daisen Temple
Daisen Temple
Flag of Daisen
Location of Daisen in Tottori Prefecture
Location of Daisen in Tottori Prefecture
Daisen is located in Japan
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 35°30′N 133°30′E / 35.500°N 133.500°E / 35.500; 133.500Coordinates: 35°30′N 133°30′E / 35.500°N 133.500°E / 35.500; 133.500
Country Japan
Region Chūgoku
Prefecture Tottori Prefecture
District Saihaku
 • Mayor Takayuki Yamaguchi (since April 2005)
 • Total 189.83 km2 (73.29 sq mi)
Population (June 1, 2016)
 • Total 16,357
 • Density 86.2/km2 (223/sq mi)
 • Tree Taxus cuspidata
 • Flower Camellia sasanqua
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City hall address 328 Mikushiya, Daisen, Saihaku-gun, Tottori-ken
Website www.daisen.jp

Daisen (大山町, Daisen-chō) is a town located in Saihaku District, Tottori Prefecture, Japan.

As of June 1, 2016, Daisen had an estimated population of 16,357 and a population density of 86.2 persons per km². The total area is 189.79 square kilometres (73.28 sq mi). The town is known for Mount Daisen, the tallest mountain in the Chūgoku Region. The mountain was an early center of Shinto and Buddhist practice, and the town has numerous designated Cultural Properties of Japan.[1]


Daisen is located to the west of Saihaku District. The north of the town has a broad coast along the Japan Sea, and its inland area sweeps up to the Chūgoku Region, specifically Mount Daisen. The Amida River flows north towards the Sea of Japan and forms an alluvial delta in Daisen.[1]


The town of Daisen was formed from the merger of the towns of Nakayama and Nawa, both from Saihaku District, on March 28, 2005.

Sister city[edit]

The town is a sister city to Temecula, California.


  1. ^ a b "大山町 (Daisen-chō)". Nihon Daihyakka Zensho (Nipponika) (日本大百科全書(ニッポニカ) (in Japanese). Tokyo: Shogakukan. 2012. Archived from the original on August 25, 2007. Retrieved 2012-04-27. 

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