Nagiso, Nagano

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Nagiso
南木曽町
Town
Tsumagoe-juku in Nagiso
Tsumagoe-juku in Nagiso
Flag of Nagiso
Flag
Official seal of Nagiso
Seal
Location of Nagiso in Nagano Prefecture
Location of Nagiso in Nagano Prefecture
Nagiso is located in Japan
Nagiso
Nagiso
 
Coordinates: 35°36′13.2″N 137°36′31.8″E / 35.603667°N 137.608833°E / 35.603667; 137.608833Coordinates: 35°36′13.2″N 137°36′31.8″E / 35.603667°N 137.608833°E / 35.603667; 137.608833
Country Japan
Region Chūbu (Kōshin'etsu)
Prefecture Nagano
District Kiso
Area
 • Total 215.93 km2 (83.37 sq mi)
Population (October 2016)
 • Total 4,248
 • Density 19.7/km2 (51/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols  
• Tree Chamaecyparis obtusa
• Flower Rhododendron
Phone number 0264-57-2001
Address 3668-1 Yomikaki, Nagiso-machi, Kiso-gun, Nagano-ken 399-5301
Website www.town.nagiso.nagano.jp
Nagiso Town Hall

Nagiso (箕輪町 Nagiso-machi?) is a town located in Kiso District in southwestern Nagano Prefecture, in the Chūbu region of Japan. As of 1 October 2016, the town had an estimated population of 4,248 and a population density of 19.7 persons per km². Its total area was 215.93 square kilometres (83.37 sq mi). Nagiso is listed as one of The Most Beautiful Villages in Japan [1]

Geography[edit]

Nagiso is located in the Kiso Valley of southwestern Nagano Prefecture, bordered by Gifu Prefecture to the west.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The area of present-day Nagiso was part of ancient Shinano Province. During the Edo period, the area developed as series of post stations on the Nakasendō highway connecting Edo with Kyoto. The villages of Yomikaki, Tsumagoi and Tadachi merged to form the town of Nagiso on May 1, 1968.

Education[edit]

Nagiso has one public elementary schools and one public middle school operated by the town government, and one high school operated the Nagano Prefectural Board of Education.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

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