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Misasa, Tottori

Clockwise from top left: Misasa Spa, Sanbutsu Temple in Mount Mitoku, Mitoku River, Place of Team Hall (Jinsho no Yakata in Japanese), Misasa Art Museum
Clockwise from top left: Misasa Spa, Sanbutsu Temple in Mount Mitoku, Mitoku River, Place of Team Hall (Jinsho no Yakata in Japanese), Misasa Art Museum
Flag of Misasa
Location of Misasa in Tottori Prefecture
Location of Misasa in Tottori Prefecture
Misasa is located in Japan
Location in Japan
Country Japan
Region Chūgoku
Prefecture Tottori Prefecture
District Tōhaku
 • Mayor Hidemitsu Yoshida (since November 1997)
 • Total 233.46 km2 (90.14 sq mi)
Population (October 1, 2007)
 • Total 7,322
 • Density 31.4/km2 (81/sq mi)
 • Tree Aesculus
 • Flower Rhododendron
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City Hall Address 999-2 Ōaza Ōze, Misasa-chō, Tottori-ken
Phone number 0858-43-1111
Website .jp.tottori.misasa.townwww
A street in the center of Misasa shortly before the Marie Curie festival

Misasa (三朝町 Misasa-chō) is a town located in Tōhaku District, Tottori Prefecture, Japan. It is also home to the official treasure of Sanbutsu-ji, the Misasa Onsen, and Okayama Hospital.

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.

As of October 1, 2007, the town has an estimated population of 7,322 and a density of 31.4 persons per km². The total area is 233.46 km².

Misasa is for the most part a Marie Curie festival – Marie Curie discovered radium.

The film Koitanibashi was shot in Misasa.[1]


  • Education 1
    • Primary schools 1.1
    • Junior high schools 1.2
    • Universities 1.3
  • Neighboring municipalities 2
  • Places of note 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


Primary schools

  • Nishi Elementary School
  • Higashi Elementary School
  • Minami Elementary School

Junior high schools

  • Misasa Junior High School


Neighboring municipalities

Places of note

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.
A temple located on a cliff on the north face of Mount Mitoku, it is designated as one of the National Treasures of Japan.


  1. ^ HPriest (2011-11-12). """SPEED’s Uehara Takako attends stage greeting for "Koitanibashi. TokyoHive. Retrieved 2011-11-13. 

External links

  • Official town website (English)
  • Official town website (Japanese)
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