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Rusutsu, Hokkaido

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Country  Japan
District  Abuta
Local time  Saturday 5:08 PM
Region  Hokkaido
Population  2,045 (2008)
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Prefecture  Hokkaido (Shiribeshi Subprefecture)
Time zone  Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City hall address  175 Rusutsu, Rusutsu, Abuta-gun, Hokkaido 048-1731
Weather  -2°C, Wind W at 14 km/h, 67% Humidity
Points of interest  Rusutsu Resort, ルスツリゾートスキー場 (Rusut, Rusutsu Ski Resort ル, Rusutsufurusato Park

Rusutsu (留寿都村, Rusutsu-mura) is a village located in Abuta District, Shiribeshi Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan.

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Map of Rusutsu, Abuta District, Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan

As of 2016, the village has an estimated population of 1,940. The total area is 119.92 km².

Geography

Rusutsu is located on the southern of Shiribeshi Subprefecture. Mount Shiritsu is in the northern of the town.

The name came from Ainu word "ru-sutu", meaning "Road at the foot of the mountain".

Neighboring municipalities

  • Shiribeshi Subprefecture
  • Kimobetsu
  • Makkari
  • Iburi Subprefecture
  • Date
  • Toyako
  • History

  • 1897 Makkari Village split off from Abuta Village (now Toyako Town).
  • 1901 Kaributo Village (now Niseko Town) was split off from Makkari Village.
  • 1906 Makkari Village became a Second Class Village.
  • 1910 Makkari Village was transferred from Muroran Subprefecture (now Iburi Subprefecture) to Shiribeshi Subprefecture.
  • 1917 Kimobetsu Village (now town) was split off from Makkari Village.
  • 1922 Makkaribetsu Village (now Makkari Village) was split off from Makkari Village.
  • 1925 Makkari Village changed it name to Rusutsu Village.
  • Sister city

  • Yabu, Hyogo
  • Industry

    Rusutsu is the top producer of Daikon in Hokkaido. It also produces potato and Asparagus.

    Commercial facilities and companies of Rusutsu are along Route 230. There are Sightseeing spots such as Rusutsu Resort at a distance from the center of the village.

    Education

  • High school
  • Hokkaido Rusutsu High School
  • Junior high school
  • Rusutsu Junior High School
  • Elementary school
  • Rusutsu Elementary School
  • Notable people from Rusutsu

  • Kotonofuji Muneyoshi, former sumo wrestler
  • References

    Rusutsu, Hokkaido Wikipedia


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