Nichinan, Tottori

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Nichinan
日南町
Town
Nichinan town office.jpg
Flag of Nichinan
Flag
Location of Nichinan in Tottori Prefecture
Location of Nichinan in Tottori Prefecture
Nichinan is located in Japan
Nichinan
Nichinan
 
Coordinates: 35°10′N 133°18′E / 35.167°N 133.300°E / 35.167; 133.300Coordinates: 35°10′N 133°18′E / 35.167°N 133.300°E / 35.167; 133.300
Country Japan
Region Chūgoku
San'in
Prefecture Tottori Prefecture
District Hino
Area
 • Total 340.96 km2 (131.65 sq mi)
Population (June 1, 2016)
 • Total 4,665
 • Density 13.7/km2 (35/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Phone number 0859-82-1111
Address 800 Kasumi, Nichinan, Hino-gun, Tottori-ken
689-5292
Website Town of Nichinan

Nichinan (日南町?, Nichinan-chō) is a town located in Hino District, Tottori Prefecture, Japan.

As of 2016, the town had an estimated population of 4,665 and a density of 13.7 persons per km². The total area is 340.87 square kilometres (131.61 sq mi), representing 10% of the total area of Tottori Prefecture, and making it the largest administrative district in the prefecture. 90% of the town is covered by forest,[1] and 5% of the land is arable.[2] Areas of Nichinan are part of Hiba-Dogo-Taishaku Quasi-National Park.

Geography[edit]

Nichinan is a landlocked town located at the south-western tip of Hino District. The town is mountainous and located on the backbone of the Chūgoku Mountains.

Mountains[edit]

Lake[edit]

Dam[edit]

Rivers[edit]

The Hino River originates in Nichinan. Four of its major tributaries in Nichinan include:

Bordering municipalities[edit]

Nichinan, while located in Tottori Prefecture, borders three other prefectures: Okayama Prefecture, Hiroshima Prefecture, and Shimane Prefecture.

Cultural Institutions[edit]

The Nichinan Cultural Center (785 Kasumi, Nichinan, Tottori), located next to the Nichinan Town Hall, houses the town's three main cultural facilities in one building.[8] The Cultural Center is accessible by bus, or a 30-minute walk, from the JR West Hakubi Line Shōyama Station.

  • Satsuki Hall—a 502-seat performance hall[9]
  • Nichinan Library[10]
  • Nichinan Art Museum[11]

Schools[edit]

Junior high school[edit]

  • Nichinan Junior High School

Elementary school[edit]

  • Nichinan Elementary School (est. 2009, replaced six existing elementary schools)

Preschools[edit]

  • Nichinan Preschool
  • Tari Preschool
  • Iwami Preschool
  • Fukue Preschool
  • Yamanoue Preschool[12]

Notable places[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Japan National Route 183

Rail[edit]

Bus[edit]

Highways[edit]

  • National Routes
  • Prefectural Routes
    • Okayama Prefecture/Tottori Prefecture Route 11
    • Okayama Prefecture/Tottori Prefecture Route 8
    • Okayama Prefecture/Tottori Prefecture Route 9
    • Shimane Prefecture/Tottori Prefecture Route 107
    • Shimane Prefecture/Tottori Prefecture Route 15
    • Tottori Prefecture Route 210
    • Tottori Prefecture Route 211
    • Tottori Prefecture Route 223
    • Tottori Prefecture Route 257
    • Tottori Prefecture Route 286
    • Tottori Prefecture Route 48
    • Tottori Prefecture/Okayama Prefecture Route 111
    • Tottori Prefecture/Shimane Prefecture Route 105
    • Tottori Prefecture/Shimane Prefecture Route 106
    • Tottori Prefecture/Shimane Prefecture Route Route 108

External links[edit]

Media related to Nichinan, Tottori at Wikimedia Commons

References[edit]

  1. ^ にちなんの森(Japanese)
  2. ^ "Inga-gawa". Nihon Rekishi Chimei Taikei (日本歴史地名大系 "Compendium of Japanese Historical Place Names") (in Japanese). Tokyo: Netto Adobansusha. 2012. Retrieved 2012-02-14. 
  3. ^ 鳥取県の山岳信仰の山一覧(Japanese)
  4. ^ "Inga-gawa". Nihon Rekishi Chimei Taikei (日本歴史地名大系 "Compendium of Japanese Historical Place Names") (in Japanese). Tokyo: Netto Adobansusha. 2012. Retrieved 2012-02-14. 
  5. ^ 日南湖(にちなんこ)(Japanese)
  6. ^ 菅沢ダム OfficialWeb(Japanese)
  7. ^ "Inga-gawa". Nihon Rekishi Chimei Taikei (日本歴史地名大系 "Compendium of Japanese Historical Place Names") (in Japanese). Tokyo: Netto Adobansusha. 2012. Retrieved 2012-02-14. 
  8. ^ 日南町総合文化センター(Japanese)
  9. ^ さつきホール(Japanese)
  10. ^ 日南町図書館(Japanese)
  11. ^ 日南町美術館(Japanese)
  12. ^ 保育園(Japanese)
  13. ^ "Sekka-kei". Nihon Daihyakka Zensho (Nipponika) (日本大百科全書(ニッポニカ) "Large Encyclopedia of Japan (Nipponika)") (in Japanese). Tokyo: Netto Adobansusha. 2012. Retrieved 2012-02-14. 
  14. ^ ふるさと日南邑(Japanese)
  15. ^ 日南りんご村(Japanese)
  16. ^ 花見山スキー場(Japanese)
  17. ^ 楽楽福神社社叢(Japanese)
  18. ^ "Gedatsu-ji". Nihon Rekishi Chimei Taikei (日本歴史地名大系 "Compendium of Japanese Historical Place Names") (in Japanese). Tokyo: Netto Adobansusha. 2012. Retrieved 2012-01-12.