Ogose, Saitama

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Ogose
越生町
Town
Ogose town office
Ogose town office
Flag of Ogose
Flag
Official seal of Ogose
Seal
Location of Ogose in Saitama Prefecture
Location of Ogose in Saitama Prefecture
Ogose is located in Japan
Ogose
Ogose
 
Coordinates: 35°57′52.2″N 139°17′39.1″E / 35.964500°N 139.294194°E / 35.964500; 139.294194Coordinates: 35°57′52.2″N 139°17′39.1″E / 35.964500°N 139.294194°E / 35.964500; 139.294194
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Saitama Prefecture
District Iruma
Area
 • Total 40.39 km2 (15.59 sq mi)
Population (February 2016)
 • Total 11,638
 • Density 288/km2 (750/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Prunus mume
- Flower Kerria japonica
- Bird Japanese bush warbler
Phone number 049-292-3121
Address 900-2 Ogose, Ogose-machi, Iruma-gun, Saitama-ken 350-0494
Website Official website
Buddhist temple in Ogose

Ogose (越生町 Ogose-machi?) is a town located in Iruma District, Saitama Prefecture, in the central Kantō region of Japan. As of 1 February 2016, the town had an estimated population of 11,638 and a population density of 288 persons per km². Its total area was 40.39 km². The town is famous for its Prunus mume orchards.

Geography[edit]

Located in central Saitama Prefecture, Ogose is approximately 50 kilometers from downtown Tokyo.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

Ogose town was created within Iruma District, Saitama with the establishment of the municipalities system on April 1, 1889. Ogose annexed neighboring Umezono village on February 1, 1955.

Economy[edit]

Ogose remains largely an agricultural town, primarily based on horticulture, although it has increasing become a bedroom community.

Education[edit]

  • Ogose has two elementary schools, one middle school and three high schools.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

Ogose is not served by any expressways or national highways

Local attractions[edit]

  • Ogose Plum Gardens
  • Kuroyama waterfalls

Noted people from Ogose[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Ogose, Saitama at Wikimedia Commons