Kokonoe, Ōita

Kokonoe (九重町, Kokonoe-machi) is a small town located in Kusu District, Ōita Prefecture, Japan. It promotes its nine onsen, which are occasionally closed due to flooding; it is also the summer headquarters of Labo Camp Kujū, part of the LABO language program.

Kokonoe
九重町
Town
Flag of Kokonoe
Official seal of Kokonoe
Location of Kokonoe in Ōita Prefecture
Location of Kokonoe in Ōita Prefecture
Kokonoe is located in Japan
Kokonoe
Kokonoe
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 33°14′N 131°11′E / 33.233°N 131.183°E / 33.233; 131.183Coordinates: 33°14′N 131°11′E / 33.233°N 131.183°E / 33.233; 131.183
CountryJapan
RegionKyushu
PrefectureŌita Prefecture
DistrictKusu
Area
 • Total271.37 km2 (104.78 sq mi)
Population
 (March 31, 2017)
 • Total9,804
 • Density36/km2 (94/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+09:00 (JST)
Websitewww.town.kokonoe.oita.jp

Kokonoe consists mainly of farms, hot springs, and countryside tourist attractions.

As of March 2017, the town has an estimated population of 9,804 and the density of 36 persons per km².[1] The total area is 271.37 km².

GeographyEdit

Kokonoe is located within the western part of Oita, with most of the area is covered within the Aso Kujū National Park. Mount Kujū is located here with the Kusu River flowing through Kokonoe.

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RelationsEdit

Kokonoe have a sister city relationship with the city of Sasebo in Nagasaki since 26 July 1991.

GalleryEdit

 
Naruhodo Hot Spring in Kokonoe, not one of the promoted nine
 
The Kokonoe Yume (Dream) Suspension Bridge

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Official website of Kokonoe city" (in Japanese). Japan: Kokonoe City. Retrieved 22 April 2017.

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