Hōdatsushimizu, Ishikawa

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Flag of Hōdatsushimizu
Official seal of Hōdatsushimizu
Location of Hōdatsushimizu in Ishikawa Prefecture
Location of Hōdatsushimizu in Ishikawa Prefecture
Hōdatsushimizu is located in Japan
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 36°52′N 136°48′E / 36.867°N 136.800°E / 36.867; 136.800Coordinates: 36°52′N 136°48′E / 36.867°N 136.800°E / 36.867; 136.800
Country Japan
Region Chūbu
Prefecture Ishikawa Prefecture
District Hakui
 • Total 111.68 km2 (43.12 sq mi)
Population (April 30, 2017)
 • Total 13,556
 • Density 120/km2 (310/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Website www.hodatsushimizu.jp

Hōdatsushimizu (宝達志水町?, Hōdatsushimizu-chō) is a town located in Hakui District, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan. It is one hour from Kanazawa, Ishikawa by Nanao Line.

Hōdatsushimizu was formed March 1, 2005 from the merger of the towns of Oshimizu and Shio, both from Hakui District. Hōdatsushimizu is named after Mount Hōdatsu, the highest mountain in the Noto Peninsula and a compound of former names (Shio + Oshimizu).

As of April 2017 population data, the town has an estimated population of 13,556.[1] The total area is 111.68 km².

Hōdatsushimizu is famous for Mount Hōdatsu, Hōdatsu-kuzu and Chirihama nagisa driveway, the only tourist highway on a sandy beach in Japan. Paleolith tools have been dug up in Hōdatsushimizu.

In Hōdatsushimizu, there are the Houdatsu and the Shio libraries.


  1. ^ "Population of Hōdatsushimizu Town" (in Japanese). Japan: Hōdatsushimizu Town. Retrieved 12 May 2017. 

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