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Mibu, Tochigi

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Country  Japan
Prefecture  Tochigi Prefecture
- Tree  Enoki
Local time  Tuesday 2:36 AM
Region  Kantō
District  Shimotsuga
Population  39,628 (May 2015)
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Time zone  Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Weather  6°C, Wind W at 14 km/h, 79% Humidity
Points of interest  Mibumachi Omocha Museum, Bandai Museum, Shinonome Park, Mibucho Total Park, Mibumachi Joshi Park

Mibu (壬生町, Mibu-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 39,628 and a population density of 649 persons per km². Its total area was 61.06 km².

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Map of Mibu, Shimotsuga District, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan

Geography

Mibu is located in south-central Tochigi Prefecture.

Surrounding municipalities

  • Tochigi Prefecture
  • Utsunomiya
  • Kanuma
  • Tochigi
  • Shimotsuke
  • History

    The remains of many burial mounds from the Kofun period can be found in Mibu. During the Edo period, Mibu-shuku was a post station on a branch the Nikkō Kaidō connecting Edo with the shrines at Nikkō, and was also a castle town for Mibu Domain. After the Meiji restoration, Mibu town and the villages of Inaba and Minami-Inukai were created within Shimotsuga District on April 1, 1889 with the creation of the municipalities system. Inaba merged with Mibu on November 3, 1954 followed by Minami-Inukai on July 28, 1955.

    Economy

    The economy of Mibu is heavily dependent on agriculture.

    Education

  • Dokkyo Medical University
  • Mibu has eight primary schools, two middle schools and one high school.
  • Railway

  • Tobu Railway – Tobu Utsunomiya Line
  • Mibu - Kuniya - Omocha-no-Machi - Yasuzuka
  • Highway

  • Kita-Kantō Expressway – Mibu PA/Mibu IC
  • Japan National Route 121
  • Japan National Route 352
  • Local attractions

  • Mibumachi Toy Museum
  • site of Mibu Castle
  • Atagozuka Kofun
  • Kurumazuka Kofun
  • Ushizuka Kofun
  • Chausuyama Kofun
  • Noted people from Mibu

  • Yuko Oshima - actress and singer
  • Tsutomu Sato - politician
  • References

    Mibu, Tochigi Wikipedia


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