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Mibu Town Office
Location of Mibu in Tochigi Prefecture
|• Total||61.06 km2 (23.58 sq mi)|
|Population (May 2015)|
|• Density||649/km2 (1,680/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Bird||Eurasian skylark|
|Address||12-22 Torimachi, Mibu-machi, Shimotsuga -gun, Tochigi-ken 321-0292|
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.
Mibu is located in south-central Tochigi Prefecture.
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.
The economy of Mibu is heavily dependent on agriculture.
- Dokkyo Medical University
- Mibu has eight primary schools, two middle schools and one high school.
- Mibumachi Toy Museum
- site of Mibu Castle
- Atagozuka Kofun
- Kurumazuka Kofun
- Ushizuka Kofun
- Chausuyama Kofun
Noted people from Mibu
Media related to Mibu, Tochigi at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website (in Japanese)