Oshino, Yamanashi

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Oshino
忍野村
Village
Oshino Village Office
Oshino Village Office
Flag of Oshino
Flag
Official seal of Oshino
Seal
Location of Oshino in  Yamanashi
Location of Oshino in Yamanashi
Oshino is located in Japan
Oshino
Oshino
 
Coordinates: 35°27′36.1″N 138°50′52.3″E / 35.460028°N 138.847861°E / 35.460028; 138.847861Coordinates: 35°27′36.1″N 138°50′52.3″E / 35.460028°N 138.847861°E / 35.460028; 138.847861
Country Japan
Region Chūbu
Tōkai
Prefecture Yamanashi Prefecture
District Minamitsuru
Area
 • Total 25.05 km2 (9.67 sq mi)
Population (November 1, 2015)
 • Total 8,936
 • Density 357/km2 (920/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols  
• Tree Taxus cuspidata
• Flower Rose
• Bird Barn swallow
• Mammal Squirrel
Phone number 0555-84-3111
Address 1514 Shinobugusa Oshino-mura Minimitsuru-gun, Yamanashi-ken 401-0511
Website www.vill.oshino.yamanashi.jp
Oshino village

Oshino (忍野村 Oshino-mura?) is a village in Minamitsuru District, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan. As of November 2015, the village has an estimated population of 8,936 and a population density of 357 persons per km2. The total area was 25.05 square kilometres (9.67 sq mi).

Geography[edit]

Oshino is located in southeastern Yamanashi Prefecture, in the foothills of Mount Fuji.

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

During the Edo period, all of Kai Province was tenryō territory under direct control of the Tokugawa shogunate. During the cadastral reform of the early Meiji period in April 1, 1889, the village of Oshino was created within Minamitsuru District, Yamanashi Prefecture.[citation needed]

Economy[edit]

The world headquarters of FANUC are located in Oshino. The village is also host to facilities of the Japan Ground Self Defense Force (JGSDF). Tourism and agriculture also play major roles in the local economy.[citation needed]

Transportation[edit]

Oshino is not serviced by rail transportation. The nearest railway station is Fujisan on the Fujikyuko Line in Fujiyoshida. The village is also not serviced by the national highway network.

Sister city relations[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

  • Eight springs of Mount Fuji[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "International Exchange". List of Affiliation Partners within Prefectures. Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR). Retrieved 21 November 2015. 
  2. ^ [1] Oshino Tourist Information Center official home page (Japanese)

External links[edit]

Media related to Oshino, Yamanashi at Wikimedia Commons