Togakushi, Nagano

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Location of Togakushi in Nagano Prefecture
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Mount Togakushi in Nagano City
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17th Century-planted cedar tree-lined path to Togakushi shrine

Togakushi (戸隠村, Togakushi-mura) was a village located in the mountainous Kamiminochi District, Nagano Prefecture, Japan. Part of Togakushi is located in Myōkō-Togakushi Renzan National Park. One of Japan's largest campgrounds is found here. [1]

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The village was established on April 1, 1889 by merging Togakushi and Toyooka. On January 1, 2005, Togakushi, along with the village of Ōoka (from Sarashina District), the town of Toyono, and the village of Kinasa (all from Kamiminochi District), was merged into the expanded city of Nagano.

Togakushi was formerly known as the village of Togakure which some consider to be the birthplace of Togakure Ryu Ninpo by its founder Daisuke Nishina (Togakure).

In 2015, a branch of the Kitano Museum of Art opened in Togakushi. [2]

Togakushi, Myoko-Togakushi renzan National Park, Togakushi Campground, and Togakushi Shrine are all accessible by local bus, with service provided by Alpico Kōtsū, from Nagano Station. To make the steep climb from the Nagano Basin (Zenkoji Daira), the plain in which Nagano City is located, to the mountains of Togakushi, from Nagano Station, the bus route travels the Asagawa Loop Line. The loop line was built in preparations for the 1998 Winter Olympics, to the Iizuna Kogen Ski Area. Along the way the bus passes the Spiral, the site of bobsleigh and luge competitions for the Winter Olympics. The last stops of the bus are in the Togakushi area.

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Asagawa Loop Line to Iizuna Kogen Ski Area built in preparations for the Games
Kagami-ike Pond, in Togakushi, Nagano 2019. Kagami-ike Pond, Togakushi.jpg
Kagami-ike Pond, in Togakushi, Nagano 2019.

Demographics

As of 2015, the village had an estimated population of 3,499 and a density of 26.36 persons per km². The total area was 132.76 km².

YearTogakushi
194710,205
195010,281
19559,697
19608,709
19657,547
19706,475
19756,225
19806,074
19855,866
19905,608
19955,218
20004,938
20054,467
20103,986
20153,499

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References

  1. "Togakushi Campsite". Myoko-Togakushi renzan National Park. Ministry of the Environment Government of Japan. Retrieved 25 May 2019.
  2. "Kitano Museum of Art Togakushi". Kitano Museum of Art Foundation. Retrieved 25 May 2019.