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Minakami
みなかみ町
Government
 - Mayor Masayoshi Kishi
Area
 - Total 780.91 km2 (301.5 sq mi)
Population
(January, 2006)
23,189
 - Density 29/km2 (75.1/sq mi)
Website Minakami Official Site
Phone number 0278-62-2111
Address

Minakami-shi, Gokan 318
379-1393

Minakami
The Minakami JR Station

Minakami (みなかみ町 Minakami-machi ?) is a town located in Tone District, Gunma, Japan. It is the largest and northernmost town in the prefecture.

The town was created on October 1, 2005, when the old Minakami merged with the town of Tsukiyono, and the village of Niiharu, all from Tone District.

As of 2006, the town has an estimated population of 23,189 and a density of 29 persons per km². The total area is 780.91 km².

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Geography

  • Mountains: Mount Mikuni, Mount Sennokura, Mount Ōmine, Tanikawadake, Asahidake, Hiragatake
  • Rivers: Tone River, Akatani River
  • Lakes: Lake Okutone, Lake Naramata, Lake Fujiwara, Lake Dogen
  • Dams: Yagisawa Dam, Naramata Dam, Fujiwara Dam, Aimata Dam, Sudagai Dam

Surrounding municipalities

Education

Elementary schools

Junior High Schools

High schools

Attractions

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Onsen (Hot Springs)

Minakami has traditionally been an Onsen (hot spring) resort town with 8 major onsen sources and over 40 different bathing facilities to choose from. Minakami Onsen Information

Ski Fields

Minakami has a good reputation for good snow conditions. There are 9 ski areas:

Outdoor

There are many different outdoor pursuits available in Minakami and over the past 10 years it has become a very popular destination for outdoor adventure seekers. Some of the outdoor activities that are available:

  • Whitewater rafting (grade 2- 4)
  • Canyoning
  • Bungy Jumping
  • Mountainbiking
  • Paragliding
  • Rock climbing
  • Hiking
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Snowshoe
  • Backcountry ski & snowboarding
  • Caving

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