Hanawa, Fukushima

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Hanawa Town Hall
Hanawa Town Hall
Flag of Hanawa
Official seal of Hanawa
Location of Hanawa in Fukushima Prefecture
Location of Hanawa in Fukushima Prefecture
Hanawa is located in Japan
Coordinates: 36°57′00″N 140°25′01″E / 36.95000°N 140.41694°E / 36.95000; 140.41694Coordinates: 36°57′00″N 140°25′01″E / 36.95000°N 140.41694°E / 36.95000; 140.41694
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Fukushima Prefecture
District Higashishirakawa District
 • Total 211.60 km2 (81.70 sq mi)
Population (November 2014)
 • Total 9,298
 • Density 43.9/km2 (114/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City symbols  
• Tree Cryptomeria
• Flower Rhododendron, dahlia
• Bird Green pheasant
Phone number 0247-43-2111
Address 3-21 Hanawa Omachi, Hanawa-machi, Higashishirakawa-gun, Fukushima-ken 963-5405
Website Official HP

Hanawa (塙町, Hanawa-machi) is a town located in Higashishirakawa District, Fukushima Prefecture, in northern Honshū, Japan. As of November 2014, the town had an estimated population of 9,298 and a population density of 43.9 persons per km2. The total area was 211.60  km2.


Hanawa is located in the southernmost portion of Fukushima prefecture, bordering on Ibaraki Prefecture to the south.

  • Mountains: Yamizozan (1021.8m), Yoneyama
  • Rivers: Kujigawa

Neighboring municipalities[edit]


The area of present-day Hanawa was part of ancient Mutsu Province. Part of the area formed part of the holdings of Tanagura Domain, and part was tenryō territory under direct control of the Tokugawa Shogunate during the Edo period. After the Meiji Restoration, it was organized as part of Nakadōri region of Iwaki Province.

Tsunetoyo Village was formed on April 1, 1889 with the creation of the municipalities system. It was elevated to town status on November 3, 1948, changing its name to Hanawa at that time. Hanawa annexed the neighboring villages of Sasahara, Ishii and Takagi in March 1955.


The economy of Hanawa is primarily agricultural. A major crop is Konjac


  • Hanawa Industrial Middle School




Local attractions[edit]

  • Abukumo Kogen Art Museum

External links[edit]

Media related to Hanawa, Fukushima at Wikimedia Commons