Ninohe, Iwate

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Ninohe City Hall
Ninohe City Hall
Flag of Ninohe
Official seal of Ninohe
Location of Ninohe in Iwate Prefecture
Location of Ninohe in Iwate Prefecture
Ninohe is located in Japan
Coordinates: 40°16′N 141°18′E / 40.267°N 141.300°E / 40.267; 141.300Coordinates: 40°16′N 141°18′E / 40.267°N 141.300°E / 40.267; 141.300
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Iwate
 • Total 420.31 km2 (162.28 sq mi)
Population (February 2014)
 • Total 28,452
 • Density 67.7/km2 (175/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City symbols  
• Tree Toxicodendron vernicifluum
• Flower Prunus serrulata
• Bird Green pheasant
Phone number 0195-23-3111
Address 47, Fukuoka Aza Kawamata, Ninohe-shi, Iwate-ken 028-6192
Website Official website
Skyline of Ninohe

Ninohe (二戸市 Ninohe-shi?) is a city located in Iwate Prefecture, Japan. As of February 2014, the city had an estimated population of 28,452 and a population density of 67.7 persons per km2. The total area was 420.31  km2.


Ninohe is located in far north-center Iwate Prefecture, bordered by Aomori Prefecture to the north.


The average temperature is 9.8°C in 'old' Ninohe and 9.9°C in the area that was Jōbōji. The annual rainfall in Ninohe and Jōbōji is 1,011 mm and 785 mm, respectively.

Neighboring municipalities[edit]


The area of present-day Ninohe was part of ancient Mutsu Province, and has been settled since at least the Jomon period. During the Sengoku period, the area was dominated by various samurai clans before coming under the control of the Nambu clan during the Edo period, who ruled Hachinohe Domain under the Tokugawa shogunate.

The town of Fukuoka and the villages of Jōbōji, Kindaichi, Gohenchi, Tomai, Ishikiridokoro, and Nisattai were established within Ninohe District on April 1, 1889. Jōbōji was elevated to town status on December 25, 1940. Gohenchi, Tomai, Ishikiridokoro, and Nisattai merged with Fukuoka on March 10, 1955. The modern city was founded on April 1, 1972 with the merger of the town of Fukuoka with the village of Kindaichi. On January 1, 2006, the city of Ninohe annexed the town of Jōbōji.


The local economy is based on agriculture.




Local attractions[edit]

Noted people from Ninohe[edit]


External links[edit]

Media related to Ninohe, Iwate at Wikimedia Commons