Mibu, Tochigi

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Mibu
壬生町
Town
Mibu Town Office
Mibu Town Office
Flag of Mibu
Flag
Official seal of Mibu
Seal
Location of Mibu in Tochigi Prefecture
Location of Mibu in Tochigi Prefecture
Mibu is located in Japan
Mibu
Mibu
 
Coordinates: 36°25′37.4″N 139°48′14.3″E / 36.427056°N 139.803972°E / 36.427056; 139.803972Coordinates: 36°25′37.4″N 139°48′14.3″E / 36.427056°N 139.803972°E / 36.427056; 139.803972
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Tochigi Prefecture
District Shimotsuga
Area
 • Total 61.06 km2 (23.58 sq mi)
Population (May 2015)
 • Total 39,628
 • Density 649/km2 (1,680/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Enoki
- Flower Calabash
- Bird Eurasian skylark
Phone number 0282-81-1806
Address 12-22 Torimachi, Mibu-machi, Shimotsuga -gun, Tochigi-ken 321-0292
Website Official website

Mibu (壬生町 Mibu-machi?) is a town located in Shimotsuga District, Tochigi Prefecture, in the northern Kantō region of Japan. As of May 2015, the town had an estimated population of 39,628 and a population density of 649 persons per km². Its total area was 61.06 km².

Geography[edit]

Mibu is located in south-central Tochigi Prefecture.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The remains of many burial mounds from the Kofun period can be found in Mibu. During the Edo period, Mibu-shuku was a post station on a branch the Nikkō Kaidō connecting Edo with the shrines at Nikkō, and was also a castle town for Mibu Domain. After the Meiji restoration, Mibu town and the villages of Inaba and Minami-Inukai were created within Shimotsuga District on April 1, 1889 with the creation of the municipalities system. Inaba merged with Mibu on November 3, 1954 followed by Minami-Inukai on July 28, 1955.

Economy[edit]

The economy of Mibu is heavily dependent on agriculture.

Education[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

  • Mibumachi Toy Museum
  • site of Mibu Castle
  • Atagozuka Kofun
  • Kurumazuka Kofun
  • Ushizuka Kofun
  • Chausuyama Kofun

Noted people from Mibu[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Mibu, Tochigi at Wikimedia Commons