Nogi, Tochigi

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Nogi
野木町
Town
Nogi Town Office
Nogi Town Office
Flag of Nogi
Flag
Official seal of Nogi
Seal
Location of Nogi in Tochigi Prefecture
Location of Nogi in Tochigi Prefecture
Nogi is located in Japan
Nogi
Nogi
 
Coordinates: 36°13′59.7″N 139°44′26.6″E / 36.233250°N 139.740722°E / 36.233250; 139.740722Coordinates: 36°13′59.7″N 139°44′26.6″E / 36.233250°N 139.740722°E / 36.233250; 139.740722
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Tochigi Prefecture
District Shimotsuga
Area
 • Total 30.26 km2 (11.68 sq mi)
Population (May 2015)
 • Total 25,331
 • Density 837/km2 (2,170/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Pagoda Tree
- Flower Sunflower
Address Ōaza Marubayashi 571, Nogi-machi, Shimotsuga-gun, Tochigi-ken 329-0195
Website Official website

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.

Geography[edit]

Nogi is located in the flatlands in the far southeast corner of Tochigi Prefecture.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

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.

Economy[edit]

The economy of Nogi is heavily dependent on agriculture.

Education[edit]

Nogi has five primary schools and two middle schools.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

  • former Shimotsuke brickworks Hoffman kiln (national Important Cultural Property)
  • Nogi Jinja

External links[edit]

Media related to Nogi, Tochigi at Wikimedia Commons