Ono Town Hall
Location of Ono in Fukushima Prefecture
|• Total||125.11 km2 (48.31 sq mi)|
|Population (December 2014)|
|• Density||83.3/km2 (216/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Bird||Common cuckoo|
|Address||Ononiimachi Tatemawari 92, Ono-machi, Tamura District, Fukushima Prefecture 963-3401|
Ono (小野町 Ono-machi) is a town located in Tamura District, Fukushima Prefecture, in northern Honshū, Japan. As of December 2014, the town had an estimated population of 10,416 and a population density of 83.3 persons per km². The total area was 125.11 km². The town is known locally for the "thousand cherry trees" which line the banks of the Natsui River. It is also one of the purported birthplaces of Heian period poet Ono no Komachi.
Ono is located in north-central Fukushima prefecture.
- Rivers: Natsui River
The area of present-day Ono was part of ancient Mutsu Province. After the Meiji Restoration it was organized as part of Nakadōri region of Iwaki Province. The villages of Iitoyo, Natsui, and Ononiimachi were established with the formation of the municipalities system on April 1, 1889. Ononiimachi was raised to town status on July 1, 1896. On February 1, 1955, it merged with Iitoyo and Natsui to form the town of Ono.
The economy of Ono is primarily mixed agricultural and light manufacturing.
- Fukushima Prefectural Ono High School
- Ono Middle School
- Ono Ukigane Middle School
- six elementary schools
- Rika-chan Castle, a two-story museum, store and small-scale doll factory for the Licca-chan line of dolls.
- (in English) "Licca Castle". Retrieved 2013-04-05.
Media related to Ono, Fukushima at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website (in Japanese)