Tōgō literally means "east shire". This town was an eastern quarter of so-called Irigo (literally Inlands Shire) area.
The town was established in 1889 by merging the villages (now hamlets) of Shimosanga, Yamage, Tsuboya and Yaebaru-Sakonouchi; which later was elevated to town status in 1969.
- Official website of Hyūga
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