Nogi Town Office
Location of Nogi in Tochigi Prefecture
|• Total||30.26 km2 (11.68 sq mi)|
|Population (May 2015)|
|• Density||837/km2 (2,170/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Tree||Pagoda Tree|
|Address||Ōaza Marubayashi 571, Nogi-machi, Shimotsuga-gun, Tochigi-ken 329-0195|
Nogi (野木町? Nogi-machi) is a town located in Shimotsuga District, Tochigi Prefecture, in the northern Kantō region of Japan. As of May 2015, the town had an estimated population of 25,331 and a population density of 837 persons per km². Its total area was 30.26 km².
Nogi is located in the flatlands in the far southeast corner of Tochigi Prefecture.
During the Edo period, Nogi-shuku was a post station on the Nikkō Kaidō highway connecting Edo with the shrines at Nikkō, located within Koga Domain. After the Meiji restoration, the area of Nogi was initially part of Ibaraki Prefecture, but was transferred to Tochigi Prefecture on November 14, 1871. Nogi village were created within Shimotsuga District on April 1, 1889 with the creation of the municipalities system. It was elevated to town status on January 1, 1965.
The economy of Nogi is heavily dependent on agriculture.
- former Shimotsuke brickworks Hoffman kiln (national Important Cultural Property)
- Nogi Jinja
Media related to Nogi, Tochigi at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website (Japanese)