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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
Japan
. As of 1 October 2016 , 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
Japan

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

Nagiso is located in the Kiso Valley
Kiso Valley
of southwestern Nagano Prefecture, bordered by Gifu Prefecture to the west.

SURROUNDING MUNICIPALITIES

* Nagano Prefecture

* Iida * Ōkuwa * Achi

* Gifu Prefecture

* Nakatsugawa

HISTORY

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
Edo
with Kyoto
Kyoto
. The villages of Yomikaki, Tsumagoi and Tadachi merged to form the town of Nagiso on May 1, 1968.

EDUCATION

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

RAILWAY

* JR Tōkai - Chūō Main Line
Chūō Main Line

* Jūnikane