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|• Mayor||Hidemitsu Yoshida (since November 1997)|
|• Total||233.52 km2 (90.16 sq mi)|
(June 1, 2016)
|• Density||27.4/km2 (71/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+09:00 (JST)|
|City hall address||999-2 Ōaza Ōze, Misasa-chō, Tottori-ken|
The name "Misasa" (literally "three mornings") originates from the belief that one who stays to enjoy three mornings in the town's famous hot springs will find all of his ailments cured.
Misasa is for the most part a spa resort, boasting springs of radium-rich water, exhausting radon, a radioactive gas. Locals believe that bathing one in such waters can be good for one's health, although there is no scientific consensus on whether doing so is detrimental or helpful to one's health (see Radiation hormesis). For this reason, the town of Misasa organizes a yearly Marie Curie festival – Marie Curie discovered radium.
- Nishi Elementary School
- Higashi Elementary School
- Minami Elementary School
Junior high schoolsEdit
- Misasa Junior High School
Places of noteEdit
- A radium-rich hot spring.
- Oshika Valley
- It is named a special location, or "meishou" (名所) by the government, and is about 4 km long.
Misasa is twinned with:
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