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Nagiso (箕輪町, Nagiso-machi) is a town located in Kiso District in southwestern Nagano Prefecture, in the Chūbu region of Japan. As of 1 October 2016[update], the town had an estimated population of 4,248 and a population density of 19.7 persons per km². Its total area was 215.93 square kilometres (83.37 sq mi). Nagiso is listed as one of The Most Beautiful Villages in Japan [1]

Contents

1 Geography

1.1 Surrounding municipalities

2 History 3 Education 4 Transportation

4.1 Railway 4.2 Highway

5 Local attractions 6 References 7 External links

Geography[edit] Nagiso is located in the Kiso Valley of southwestern Nagano Prefecture, bordered by Gifu Prefecture to the west. Surrounding municipalities[edit]

Nagano Prefecture

Iida Ōkuwa Achi

Gifu Prefecture

Nakatsugawa

History[edit] The area of present-day Nagiso was part of ancient Shinano Province. During the Edo period, the area developed as series of post stations on the Nakasendō highway connecting Edo with Kyoto. The villages of Yomikaki, Tsumagoi and Tadachi merged to form the town of Nagiso on May 1, 1968. Education[edit] Nagiso has one public elementary schools and one public middle school operated by the town government, and one high school operated the Nagano Prefectural Board of Education. Transportation[edit] Railway[edit]

JR Tōkai - Chūō Main Line

Jūnikane - Nagiso - Tadachi

Highway[edit]

Japan National Route 19 Japan National Route 256

Local attractions[edit]

Tsumago-juku Midono-juku

References[edit]

^ The Most Beautiful Villages in Japan (in Japanese)

External links[edit]

Media related to Nagiso, Nagano at Wikimedia Commons Official website (in Japanese)

Authority control

WorldCat Identities VIAF: 136067974 NDL: 00301582

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Nagano Prefecture

Nagano (capital)

Core city

Nagano

Special city

Matsumoto

Cities

Azumino Chikuma Chino Iida Iiyama Ina Komagane Komoro Nakano Okaya Ōmachi Saku Shiojiri Suwa Suzaka Tōmi Ueda

Chiisagata District

Aoki Nagawa

Hanishina District

Sakaki

Higashichikuma District

Asahi Chikuhoku Ikusaka Omi Yamagata

Kamiina District

Iijima Minamiminowa Minowa Miyada Nakagawa Tatsuno

Kamiminochi District

Iizuna Shinano Ogawa

Kamitakai District

Obuse Takayama

Kiso District

Agematsu Kiso-machi Nagiso Kiso-mura Ōkuwa Ōtaki

Kitaazumi District

Ikeda Hakuba Matsukawa Otari

Kitasaku District

Karuizawa Miyota Tateshina

Minamisaku District

Kawakami Kitaaiki Koumi Minamiaiki Minamimaki Sakuho

Shimoina District

Achi Anan Hiraya Matsukawa Neba Ōshika Shimojō Takagi Takamori Tenryū Toyooka Urugi Yasuoka

Shimominochi District

Sakae

Shimotakai District

Yamanouchi Kijimadaira Nozawaonsen

Suwa District

Hara Fujimi Shimosuwa

List of mergers in Nagano Prefecture

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