Miho (美浦村, Miho-mura) is a town located in Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan. As of September 2015, the village had an estimated population of 15,977, and a population density of 240 persons per km². Its total area is 66.61 km².

Miho

美浦村
Miho Village as seen from the west. Lake Kasumigaura on the left.
Miho Village as seen from the west. Lake Kasumigaura on the left.
Flag of Miho
Flag
Official seal of Miho
Seal
Location of Miho in Ibaraki Prefecture
Location of Miho in Ibaraki Prefecture
北緯36度0分16.3秒東経140度18分6.8秒
北緯36度0分16.3秒東経140度18分6.8秒
Miho
 
Coordinates: 36°0′16.3″N 140°18′6.8″E / 36.004528°N 140.301889°E / 36.004528; 140.301889Coordinates: 36°0′16.3″N 140°18′6.8″E / 36.004528°N 140.301889°E / 36.004528; 140.301889
CountryJapan
RegionKantō
PrefectureIbaraki Prefecture
DistrictInashiki
Area
 • Total66.61 km2 (25.72 sq mi)
Population
 (September 2015)
 • Total15,911
 • Density240/km2 (600/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- TreeWild cherry tree
- FlowerGolden-rayed lily
Phone number029-885-0340
Address1515 Ukeryo, Miho-mura, Inashiki-gun, Ibaraki-ken 300-0492
Websitehttp://www.vill.miho.lg.jp/

GeographyEdit

Located in southern Ibaraki Prefecture, Miho is bordered by Lake Kasumigaura to the north and east.

 
Miho village hall

Surrounding municipalitiesEdit

HistoryEdit

The villages of Kihara and Anju were created with the establishment of the municipalities system on April 1, 1889. The two villages were merged to form the village of Miho on April 1, 1955.

EconomyEdit

The economy of Miho is primarily agricultural, including aquaculture on Lake Kasumigaura.

EducationEdit

  • Miho has three elementary schools and one middle school and one special education school

TransportationEdit

RailwayEdit

  • Miho is not served by any passenger train service.

HighwayEdit

Local attractionsEdit

  • site of Kihara Castle
  • Akadaira Shell Midden

International relationsEdit

Noted people from MihoEdit

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

  Media related to Miho, Ibaraki at Wikimedia Commons