Nanbu
南部町
Town
Nanbu Town Office
Location of Nanbu in Tottori Prefecture
Nanbu
Nanbu
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 35°20′N 133°20′E / 35.333°N 133.333°E / 35.333; 133.333Coordinates: 35°20′N 133°20′E / 35.333°N 133.333°E / 35.333; 133.333
CountryJapan
RegionChūgoku
San'in
PrefectureTottori Prefecture
DistrictSaihaku
Area
 • Total114.03 km2 (44.03 sq mi)
Population
 (June 1, 2016)
 • Total10,888
 • Density95.5/km2 (247/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+09:00 (JST)
Websitewww.town.nanbu.tottori.jp

Nanbu (南部町, Nanbu-chō) is a town located in Saihaku District, Tottori Prefecture, Japan. Nanbu was founded on October 1, 2004 from the merger of the towns of Saihaku and Aimi, both from Saihaku District. As of 2016, the town has an estimated population of 10,888 and a density of 95.5 persons per km². The total area is 114.03 square kilometres (44.03 sq mi).[1][2]

Nanbu is home to Tottori Hanakairo-Flower Park (とっとり花回廊, Tottori Hanakairō), Japan's largest floral theme park. It features extensive gardens, multi-lingual guide pamphlets, and a large indoor orchid cultivation area.[3]

Bordering municipalities

Nanbu, while located in Tottori Prefecture, borders on Shimane Prefecture.

Transportation

Rail

Nanbu is not served by rail. The closest rail station to Nanbu is Yonago Station in Yonago, served by the JR West San'in Main Line and JR West Sakai Line.

Bus

Nanbu is connected to Yonago by bus.

Highways

References

  1. ^ a b "南部(町)" [Nanbu]. Nihon Daihyakka Zensho (Nipponika) (in Japanese). Tokyo: Shogakukan. 2013. OCLC 153301537. Archived from the original on 2007-08-25. Retrieved 2013-05-02.
  2. ^ 南部町の人口 [Population of Nanbu] (in Japanese). Nanbu, Tottori Prefecture, Japan: Town of Nanbu. 2013. Retrieved 2013-09-30.
  3. ^ とっとり花回廊 Archived 2004-12-06 at the Wayback Machine (in Japanese)