Nasushiobara

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Nasushiobara
那須塩原市
City
Nasushiobara City Hall
Nasushiobara City Hall
Flag of Nasushiobara
Flag
Official seal of Nasushiobara
Seal
Location of Nasushiobara in Tochigi Prefecture
Location of Nasushiobara in Tochigi Prefecture
Nasushiobara is located in Japan
Nasushiobara
Nasushiobara
 
Coordinates: 36°57′42.2″N 140°2′45.8″E / 36.961722°N 140.046056°E / 36.961722; 140.046056Coordinates: 36°57′42.2″N 140°2′45.8″E / 36.961722°N 140.046056°E / 36.961722; 140.046056
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Tochigi Prefecture
Area
 • Total 592.74 km2 (228.86 sq mi)
Population (May 2015)
 • Total 116,813
 • Density 197/km2 (510/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Pine
- Flower Yatsuo Tsutsuji (Rhododendron pentaphyllum var. nikoense)
Phone number 0287-62-7117
Address 108-2, Kyōkonsha, Nasushiobara-shi, Tochigi-ken 325-8501
Website Official website

Nasushiobara (那須塩原市 Nasushiobara-shi?) is a city located in Tochigi Prefecture, in the northern Kantō region of Japan. As of May 2015, the city had an estimated population of 116,813 and a population density of 197 persons per km². Its total area was 592.74 km².

Geography[edit]

Nasushiobara is the northernmost city in the Kantō region of Japan, bordering Fukushima Prefecture to the north. It is located in the northern portion of Tochigi Prefecture, in the mountains.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The modern city of Nasushiobara was established on January 1, 2005, from the merger of the former city of Kuroiso, and the towns of Nishinasuno and Shiobara (both previously constituent towns of the separate Nasu District).

Economy[edit]

Nasushiobara relies heavily on seasonal tourism to its hot spring and ski resorts. Agriculture is centered on dairy production.

Education[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

Nasushiobara serves as a gateway for tourism in northern Tochigi.

Noted people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Sports-Reference.com

External links[edit]

Media related to Nasushiobara, Tochigi at Wikimedia Commons