Noboribetsu, Hokkaido

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Noboribetsu (登別市; -shi) is a city located in Iburi, Hokkaido, Japan. Noboribetsu is a part of the Shikotsu-Toya National Park. It is located SW of Sapporo, W of Tomakomai and NNE of Hakodate.

As of 2003, the city has an estimated population of 54,039 and the density of 254.77 persons per km&sup2. The total area is 212.11 km².

The mountains dominate the west and north while the plains dominate around 5 km within the coastline. There are three towns along the Pacific Ocean: from northeast to southwest, Noboribetsu, Horobetsu and Washibetsu. These betsu are derived from river in the Ainu language. Noboribetsu is on the Noboribetsu River. Horobetsu and Washibetsu are on the Iburi-horobetsu River and the Washibetsu River respectively.

The city office is placed in Horobetsu. Noboribetsu town as the narrower area is on the mouth of the Noboribetsu River. Noboribetsu-onsen (Noboribetsu hot-spring) town is 6 km inland from this. Enjoying many hot-springs of various different ingredients, Noboribetsu-onsen is one of well-known resorts in Japan and the largest hot-spring town in Hokkaidō.

Noboribetsu Town as a municipality was born in 1961 by renaming the former Horobetsu Town. It was given city status on August 1, 1970.

Noboribetsu has three train stations and is accessed by the Dōō Expressway with one interchange and route 36.

  • Area code: 014-385

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North: Sobetsu
West: Date and Muroran
Noboribetsu East: Shiraoi
South: Pacific Ocean


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