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Minobu, Yamanashi

Mount Minobu
Mount Minobu
Flag of Minobu
Official seal of Minobu
Location of Minobu in Yamanashi Prefecture
Location of Minobu in Yamanashi Prefecture
Minobu is located in Japan
Country Japan
Region Chūbu
Prefecture Yamanashi Prefecture
District Minamikoma
 • -Mayor Hitoshi Mochizuki (since October 2008)
 • Total 302.00 km2 (116.60 sq mi)
Population (July 1, 2012)
 • Total 13,798
 • Density 45.7/km2 (118/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Phone number 0556-42-2111
Address 350 Kiriishi, Minobu-chō, Minamikoma-gun, Yamanashi-ken 409-3392
Website .jp.lg.minobu.townwww

Minobu (身延町 Minobu-chō) is a town in Minamikoma District, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan. As of July 2012, the town had an estimated population of 13,798 and a population density of 45.7 persons per km². The total area was 302.00  km².


  • Geography 1
  • Neighboring municipalities 2
  • History 3
  • Education 4
  • Transportation 5
    • Railway 5.1
    • Highway 5.2
  • Local attractions 6
  • External links 7


Minobu is in south-central Yamanashi Prefecture. The Fuji River passes through the town, which is dominated by the sacred Mount Minobu. It also shares Lake Kawaguchi with neigbouring Fujikawaguchiko.

Neighboring municipalities

Yamanashi Prefecture

Shizuoka Prefecture


Minobu developed from the Kamakura period as a temple town outside the gates of the important Buddhist temple of Kuon-ji, one of the primary head temples of the Nichiren Shū.

During the cadastral reform of the early Nakatomi, also from Minamikoma District, and Shimobe, from Nishiyatsushiro District.





Local attractions

External links

Media related to at Wikimedia Commons

  • Official website (Japanese)
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