Minamiaizu, Fukushima

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Minamiaizu Town Hall
Minamiaizu Town Hall
Flag of Minamiaizu
Official seal of Minamiaizu
Location of Minamiaizu in Fukushima Prefecture
Location of Minamiaizu in Fukushima Prefecture
Minamiaizu is located in Japan
Coordinates: 37°12′1″N 139°46′24″E / 37.20028°N 139.77333°E / 37.20028; 139.77333Coordinates: 37°12′1″N 139°46′24″E / 37.20028°N 139.77333°E / 37.20028; 139.77333
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Fukushima Prefecture
District Minamiaizu District
 • Total 886.52 km2 (342.29 sq mi)
Population (September 2014)
 • Total 16,516
 • Density 18.6/km2 (48/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Phone number 0241-62-6100
Address 3531-1 Tajima Gohara, MInamiaizu-machi, MInamiaizu-gun, Fukushima-ken 967-0004
Website Official HP

Minamiaizu (南会津町 Minamiaizu-machi?) is a town located in Minamiaizu District, Fukushima Prefecture, in northern Honshū, Japan. As of September 2014, the town had an estimated population of 16,516 and a population density of 18.6 persons per km². The total area was 886.52  km².


MInamiaizu is located the in mountainous southern portion of the Aizu region of Fukushima Prefecture, bordered Tochigi Prefecture to the south. The climate is like many other parts of northern Japan, with cold winters and heavy snowfalls.

  • Mountains : Onsabi Mountains, Nasudake, Mount Nanatsugadake
  • Rivers : Okawa, Ina River

Neighboring municipalities[edit]


The area of present-day Minamiaizu was part of ancient Mutsu Province and formed part of the holdings of Aizu Domain during the Edo period. After the Meiji Restoration, it was organized as part of Minamiaizu District.

Minamiaizu was formed on March 20, 2006 by the merging of Tajima (the largest town in Minamiaizu District) with the villages of Ina, Nangō, and Tateiwa to form a new administrative township.


The economy of Minamiaizu is primarily agricultural. Rice, tomatoes and asparagus are the main crops.


  • Fukushima Prefectural Tajima High School
  • Fukushima Prefectural Minamiaizu High School




Local attractions[edit]

  • Okuaizu Museum
  • Komado Wetlands
  • Tashiroyama Wetlands
  • Yunohama Onsen
  • Hosoi Residence Museum
  • Ōuichi-juku
  • Tsuruga Castle
  • Maezawa Magariya Village (Museum of "L" Shaped Old Folk Houses)

Noted people from Minamiaizu[edit]

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