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Shimotsuke, Tochigi

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Country  Japan
Prefecture  Tochigi Prefecture
- Flower  Calabash
Population  59,635 (May 2015)
University  Jichi Medical University
Region  Kantō
- Tree  Zelkova serrata
Area  74.59 km²
Local time  Saturday 11:40 PM
Shimotsuke, Tochigi httpsuploadwikimediaorgwikipediacommonsthu
Time zone  Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Weather  5°C, Wind N at 14 km/h, 81% Humidity

Shimotsuke (下野市, Shimotsuke-shi) is a city located in Tochigi Prefecture, in the northern Kantō region of Japan. As of May 2015, the city had an estimated population of 59635 and a population density of 800 persons per km². Its total area was 74.59  km².


Map of Shimotsuke, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan


Shomotsuke is located in southeastern Tochigi Prefecture.

Surrounding municipalities

  • Tochigi Prefecture
  • Utsunomiya
  • Oyama
  • Tochigi
  • Mooka
  • Mibu
  • Kaminokawa
  • History

    The modern city of Shimotsuke was established on January 10, 2006, from the merger of the towns of Minamikawachi (from Kawachi District), and the towns of Kokubunji and Ishibashi (both from Shimotsuga District).


    Agriculture and light manufacturing are mainstays of the local economy, with production of Kanpyō, turmeric and spinach being prominent local crops. The city is increasingly a bedroom community for neighboring Utsunomiya.


  • Jichi Medical University
  • Shimotsuke also has twelve primary schools, four middle schools and one high school.
  • Railway

  • JR East – Tōhoku Main Line (Utsunomiya Line)
  • Koganei - Jichiidai - Ishibashi
  • Highway

  • Japan National Route 4
  • Japan National Route 352
  • Local attractions

  • site of Shimotsuke kokubun-ji
  • Shimotsuke Yakushi-ji temple and grave of Dōkyō
  • International relations

  • – Dietzhölztal, Hesse, Germany – Friendship city
  • Noted people from Shimotsuke

  • Eiji Ochiai – professional baseball player
  • References

    Shimotsuke, Tochigi Wikipedia

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