Ōiso

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Ōiso

大磯町
Town
Ōiso Town Hall
Ōiso Town Hall
Flag of Ōiso
Flag
Official seal of Ōiso
Seal
Location of Ōiso in Kanagawa Prefecture
Location of Ōiso in Kanagawa Prefecture
Ōiso is located in Japan
Ōiso
Ōiso
 
Coordinates: 35°18′31″N 139°18′46″E / 35.30861°N 139.31278°E / 35.30861; 139.31278Coordinates: 35°18′31″N 139°18′46″E / 35.30861°N 139.31278°E / 35.30861; 139.31278
CountryJapan
RegionKantō
PrefectureKanagawa Prefecture
DistrictNaka
Area
 • Total17.18 km2 (6.63 sq mi)
Population
 (June 1, 2012)
 • Total32,786
 • Density1,910/km2 (4,900/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
City symbols 
- TreeJapanese black pine & Camellia sasanqua
- FlowerCalystegia soldanella
- BirdCommon gull
Phone number0463-61-4100
Address183 Ōiso, Ōiso-machi, Naka-gun, Kanagawa-ken
255-8555
Website[1]

Ōiso (大磯町, Ōiso-machi) is a Japanese town in Kanagawa Prefecture on the island of Honshū.

History[change | change source]

Ōiso — ukiyo-e woodblock print by Hiroshige, circa 1830s

In the Edo period, Ōiso-juku was 8th of the 53 shogunate-maintained waystations (shuku-eki) along the Tōkaidō road which connected Edo and Kyoto.[1]

Geography[change | change source]

Ōiso is on the coastline of Sagami Bay.

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Tōkaidō" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 973.

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