Nanbu, Tottori

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Nanbu
南部町
Town
Nanbu Town Office
Nanbu Town Office
Flag of Nanbu
Flag
Official seal of Nanbu
Emblem
Location of Nanbu in Tottori Prefecture
Location of Nanbu in Tottori Prefecture
Nanbu is located in Japan
Nanbu
Nanbu
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 35°20′N 133°20′E / 35.333°N 133.333°E / 35.333; 133.333Coordinates: 35°20′N 133°20′E / 35.333°N 133.333°E / 35.333; 133.333
Country Japan
Region Chūgoku
San'in
Prefecture Tottori Prefecture
District Saihaku
Area
 • Total 114.03 km2 (44.03 sq mi)
Population (June 1, 2016)
 • Total 10,888
 • Density 95.5/km2 (247/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+9 (JST)
Website www.town.nanbu.tottori.jp

Nanbu (南部町, Nanbu-chō) is a town located in Saihaku District, Tottori Prefecture, Japan. Nanbu was founded on October 1, 2004 from the merger of the towns of Saihaku and Aimi, both from Saihaku District. As of 2016, the town has an estimated population of 10,888 and a density of 95.5 persons per km². The total area is 114.03 square kilometres (44.03 sq mi).[1][2]

Nanbu is home to Tottori Hanakairo-Flower Park (とっとり花回廊, Tottori Hanakairō), Japan's largest floral theme park. It features extensive gardens, multi-lingual guide pamphlets, and a large indoor orchid cultivation area.[3]

Bordering municipalities[edit]

Nanbu, while located in Tottori Prefecture, borders on Shimane Prefecture.

Transportation[edit]

Rail[edit]

Nanbu is not served by rail. The closest rail station to Nanbu is Yonago Station in Yonago, served by the JR West San'in Main Line and JR West Sakai Line.

Bus[edit]

Nanbu is connected to Yonago by bus.

  • Hinomaru Bus Limited runs numerous routes between bus stops around Nanbu and Yonago city proper.
  • Nanbu Fureai Bus Lines, a community bus line, connects most areas within Nanbu, as well as a few points in Yasugi, Shimane Prefecture.

Highways[edit]

  • National Route
  • Prefectural Routes
    • Tottori Prefecture Route 1
    • Tottori Prefecture Route 35
    • Tottori Prefecture Route 104
    • Tottori Prefecture Route 160
    • Tottori Prefecture Route 244
    • Tottori Prefecture Route 454

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "南部(町)" [Nanbu]. Nihon Daihyakka Zensho (Nipponika) (in Japanese). Tokyo: Shogakukan. 2013. OCLC 153301537. Retrieved 2013-05-02.
  2. ^ 南部町の人口 [Population of Nanbu] (in Japanese). Nanbu, Tottori Prefecture, Japan: Town of Nanbu. 2013. Retrieved 2013-09-30.
  3. ^ とっとり花回廊 (in Japanese)

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