Ogose, Saitama

Ogose (越生町, Ogose-machi) is a town located in Saitama Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 February 2016, the town had an estimated population of 11,638, and a population density of 288 persons per km². Its total area is 40.39 km². The town is famous for its Prunus mume orchards.

Ogose

越生町
Ogose town office
Ogose town office
Flag of Ogose
Flag
Official seal of Ogose
Seal
Location of Ogose in Saitama Prefecture
Location of Ogose in Saitama Prefecture
Ogose is located in Japan
Ogose
Ogose
 
Coordinates: 35°57′52.2″N 139°17′39.1″E / 35.964500°N 139.294194°E / 35.964500; 139.294194Coordinates: 35°57′52.2″N 139°17′39.1″E / 35.964500°N 139.294194°E / 35.964500; 139.294194
CountryJapan
RegionKantō
PrefectureSaitama Prefecture
DistrictIruma
Area
 • Total40.39 km2 (15.59 sq mi)
Population
 (February 2016)
 • Total11,638
 • Density288/km2 (750/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- TreePrunus mume
- FlowerKerria japonica
- BirdJapanese bush warbler
Phone number049-292-3121
Address900-2 Ogose, Ogose-machi, Iruma-gun, Saitama-ken 350-0494
Websitehttp://www.town.ogose.saitama.jp/
Buddhist temple in Ogose

GeographyEdit

Located in central Saitama Prefecture, Ogose is approximately 50 kilometers from downtown Tokyo.

Surrounding municipalitiesEdit

HistoryEdit

Ogose town was created within Iruma District, Saitama with the establishment of the municipalities system on April 1, 1889. Ogose annexed neighboring Umezono village on February 1, 1955.

EconomyEdit

Ogose remains largely an agricultural town, primarily based on horticulture, although it has increasingly become a bedroom community.

EducationEdit

  • Ogose has two elementary schools, one middle school and three high schools.

TransportationEdit

RailwayEdit

HighwayEdit

Ogose is not served by any expressways or national highways

Local attractionsEdit

  • Ogose Plum Gardens
  • Kuroyama waterfalls

Noted people from OgoseEdit

External linksEdit

  Media related to Ogose, Saitama at Wikimedia Commons