Ninomiya Town Hall
Location of Ninomiya in Kanagawa Prefecture
|• Total||9.08 km2 (3.51 sq mi)|
|• Density||3,230/km2 (8,400/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)|
|• Bird||Varied tit|
|Address||961 Ninomiya, Ninomiya-machi, Naga-gun, Kanagawa-ken 259-0196|
Ninomiya (二宮町, Ninomiya-machi) is a town located in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. As of June 2012, the town had an estimated population of 29,350, and a density of 3,230 persons per km2. The total area is 9.08 km2.
Ninomiya was the location of the second-highest ranked shrine in Sagami Province, Kawawa Shrine, which is mentioned in Heian period records, and claims to have been established by the semi-legendary Emperor Suinin. As a minor coastal settlement, it was under the control of the later Hōjō clan of Odawara during the Sengoku period. In the Edo period, it was nominally part of Odawara Domain. After the Meiji Restoration and with the establishment of the district system in 1878, the area came under the control of Yurugi District (淘綾郡, Yurugi-gun). In April 1889, Ninomiya village merged with four neighboring villages to form Azuma and on March 26, 1896 Yurugi District became part of modern Naka District. Azuma was elevated to town status on November 3, 1935 and was renamed Ninomiya.
- National Route 1 (from Tokyo to Osaka, Osaka)
- Odawara-Atsugi Road (from Hakone-Yumoto to Tomei Expressway, Atsugi)
- Kawawa Shrine
- Azumayama Park
Noted people from Ninomiya
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