Miharu Town Hall
Location of Miharu in Fukushima Prefecture
|• Total||72.76 km2 (28.09 sq mi)|
|Population (December 2014)|
|• Density||237/km2 (610/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Tree||Weeping Cherry blossom|
|- Bird||Japanese bush warbler|
|Address||Omachi 1－2, Miharu Town, Tamura District, Fukushima Prefecture 963-7796|
Miharu (三春町 Miharu-machi) is a town located in Tamura District, Fukushima Prefecture, in northern Honshū, Japan. As of December 2014, the town had an estimated population of 17,254 and a population density of 237 persons per km². The total area was 72.76 km².
Miharu is located in north-central Fukushima prefecture.
- Lakes: Miharu Dam
The area of present-day Miharu was part of ancient Mutsu Province. During the Edo period the area formed Miharu Domain, a 50,000 koku han ruled by the Akita clan from 1645 until the Meiji Restoration. It was subsequently organized as part of Nakadōri region of Iwaki Province.
Miharu town was established with the formation of the municipalities system on April 1, 1889. On April 1, 1955, it annexed the neighboring villages of Ogisawa, Nakazuma, Nakago, Sawaishi and Kurita, all from Tamura District.
The economy of Miharu is primarily agricultural, with some chemical and light manufacturing.
- Fukushima Prefectural Tamura High School
- Miharu Middle School
- six elementary schools
- - Rice Lake, Wisconsin, United States, since August 21, 1987.
- Takizakura Park - The name "Miharu" in Japanese means three springs. In most parts of Japan, plum, peach, and cherry trees blossom at different times, but in Miharu, they blossom almost simultaneously. Miharu is home of the Takizakura, or waterfall cherry tree, is over 1,000 years old and brings tourists from all over Japan to see it in the springtime. It is registered as a living national treasure by the Japanese government.
- Site of Miharu Castle
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- Official website (in Japanese)