Mino, Gifu

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Flag of Mino
Official seal of Mino
Location of Mino in Gifu Prefecture
Location of Mino in Gifu Prefecture
Mino is located in Japan
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 35°33′N 136°54′E / 35.550°N 136.900°E / 35.550; 136.900Coordinates: 35°33′N 136°54′E / 35.550°N 136.900°E / 35.550; 136.900
Country Japan
Region Chūbu
Prefecture Gifu Prefecture
 • Mayor Michimasa Ishikawa[1]
 • Total 117.05 km2 (45.19 sq mi)
Population (July 2011[2])
 • Total 22,447
 • Density 190/km2 (500/sq mi)
 • Tree Maple
 • Flower Ume
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City hall address 1350 Mino-shi, Gifu-ken
Website www.city.mino.gifu.jp

Mino (美濃市?, Mino-shi) is a city located in the Gifu Prefecture of central Japan, founded on April 1, 1954.As of July 2011, the city has an estimated population of 22,447 and a population density of 190 persons per km². The total area is 117.05 km². The city is renowned for traditional Japanese Mino washi paper and its streets, which are in the style of the early Edo period (1603-1868).An urban area known as "Udatsu Townscape" (うだつのあがるまちなみ) is designated as an important traditional building group conservation area by the government on May 13, 1999.

岐阜県武儀郡上有知町地図 明治44年.jpg

Kozuchi Town[edit]

Kozuchi Town(上有知 KŌzuchi-cho) is a town that was once in Mugi gun, Gifu Prefecture. The town was located in the center of the current Mino City, along the Nagara River.It turns out that this town is the birthplace of Chiune Sugihara.

Mino Town[edit]

In 1911 (Meiji 44), this town was renamed Mino Town from Kozuchi Town on the old town name in 1911 (Meiji 44). The current Mino City was not a municipal municipal municipal enforcement but a merger / municipal enforcement of Mino Town and the surrounding 6 villages. Here we will talk about Tomochi Kamichi and Mino Town.


Kozuchi Town is famous for the traditional handmade paper of 1,300 years.In Japan, especially, we can feel the changes of each season clearly. For example, in spring, everything is budding and an energetic season.School begins at the best time of cherry blossom in April.The new leaves turn to deep green in May. The rainy season comes in June.The hot and sticky summer starts in July.After the typhoon season, the cool and dry autumn is coming. Green leaves turn to yellow and red.As soon as the leaves fall, the cold winter comes round. It snows a few times, so we can see a wonderful white view.


Nagamasa Kanamori who fought in the Eastern Army in Battle of Sekigahara was sealed from "Tokugawa Ieyasu from" Kuchiyama Kaneyama to Iwasa Taniguchi ", and prosperous in washi and prosperous town construction. At that time the town was in the lowland near the Nagaragawa River, and it was frequently damaged by floods, the Keiyo 10 year (1605) town was moved to the present high place

  • 1600(慶長5年) - Kanamori Nagahama built the Ogura Yama Casle. In addition to building a castle town, Kozuchi is opened on Nagara River. As a result, as a base for producing washi paper and a base for distribution of goods, Ueda Tomura will become a commercial town.
  • 1611(慶長16年) - Kozuchi-clan is abolished by Kanamori Nagamitsu 's death.
  • 1615(元和元年) - It becomes the Owari clan territory. It will become Owari clan territory until the end of the Edo period.
  • 1889(明治22年) - by town / village system. It will be Kozuchi Town.
  • 1911(明治44年) - Mino electric orbit opens. April 1 of the same year - renamed Mino Town.
  • 1925(大正14年) - Transfer Anseon village.
  • 1948(昭和23年) - The Mino Town Police was set up behind the Kyosen-ji Temple.
Chiune Bridge(2017)
Bus stop in Mino Chiune-cho(2017)

Places of interest / historic sites[edit]

  • Ogura Park
  • Ogurayama After the battle of Sekigahara, Kanamori Nagakima renamed this mountain called Ozaki Maruyama until the Middle Ages, "Kokurayama" in accordance with the scenic spot of Kyoto, and in the Keiichi 10th year (1605) a long-distance retirement castle I built Ogura Yamashiro. Ogurayama serves as a place for citizens to relax as Ogura Park, and you can wish for "Udatsu no Townscape" from the observation deck at the summit.
  • Ogurayama Castle Ruins
  • Yawata Shrine

Bicycle rental scheme[edit]

A scheme designed to attract and encourage tourists, begun in 2004, offers bicycles and electric bicycles for low-price rental. The city has also established a number of cycling paths.[3]




  1. ^ 美濃市について. Mino official webpage (in Japanese). Retrieved 10 August 2011. 
  2. ^ 岐阜県の人口・世帯数人口動態統計調査結果. Gifu prefectural website (in Japanese). Gifu Prefecture. Retrieved September 11, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Rental bicycles eyed to boost tourism". Yomiuri Shimbun. Japan. 19 July 2010. Retrieved 2 August 2010. 

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