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Obuse Town Hall
Location of Obuse in Nagano Prefecture
|• Total||19.12 km2 (7.38 sq mi)|
|Population (October 2016)|
|• Density||560/km2 (1,500/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|• Tree||Castanea crenata|
|Address||1491-2 Obuse, Obuse-machi, Kamitakai-gun, Nagano-ken 381-0297|
Obuse (小布施町 Obuse-machi?) is a town located in Kamitakai District in northern Nagano Prefecture, in the Chūbu region of Japan. As of 1 October 2016[update], the town had an estimated population of 10,698 and a population density of 560 persons per km². Its total area was 19.12 square kilometres (7.38 sq mi).
Obuse is located in northern Nagano Prefecture to the east of Nagano city.
The area of present-day Obuse was part of ancient Shinano Province. The modern village of Obuse was created with the establishment of the municipalities system on April 1, 1889. It was elevated to town status on February 1, 1954. Obuse annexed the neighboring village of Tsusumi on November 1,1954.
Obuse has one public elementary school and one public middle school. The town does not have a high school.
- Gansho-in, Buddhist temple with ceiling painted by Katsushika Hokusai
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