Kihō, Mie

Kihō (紀宝町 Kihō-chō) is a town located in Mie Prefecture, Japan. As of September 2012, the town had an estimated population of 11,454 and a population density of 144 persons per km2. The total area was 79.66 km2.


Kihō Town Office
Kihō Town Office
Flag of Kihō

Official seal of Kihō

Location of Kihō in Mie Prefecture
Location of Kihō in Mie Prefecture
Kihō is located in Japan
Coordinates: 33°44′N 136°0′E / 33.733°N 136.000°ECoordinates: 33°44′N 136°0′E / 33.733°N 136.000°E
 • MayorKen Nishida
 • Total79.66 km2 (30.76 sq mi)
 (September 2012)
 • Total11,454
 • Density144/km2 (370/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- TreeQuercus
- FlowerCymbidium kanran, Narcissus
Phone number0735-33-0333
Address324 Minami-Udono, Kihō-chō, Minamimuro-gun, Mie-ken 519-5701


Kihō is located near the southern tip of the Kii Peninsula, facing the Pacific Ocean, and is at the extreme southern point of Mie Prefecture, bordering on Wakayama Prefecture. Parts of the town are within the limits of the Yoshino-Kumano National Park.

Neighboring municipalities


The town of Kihō was established on October 31, 1951 by the merger of the villages of Ida, Mifune, and Onodani. On January 10, 2006 the village of Udono also from Minamimuro District was merged into Kihō.


Kihō serves as a commercial center for the surrounding region. Hokuetsu Paper Mills is a major industrial employer.




Local attractions

A portion of the Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range, a UNESCO World Heritage Site is located within Kihō.

External links

Media related to Kihō, Mie at Wikimedia Commons


Kiho may refer to:

In the mythology of the Tuamotu archipelago, Kiho-tumu is the supreme god.

Kihō, Mie is a town in Japan.

In the Legend of the Five Rings Collectible Card Game, kiho cards are played as actions, but generate spell effects. Kiho nearly always require a shugenja or monk (sometimes specifically one or the other) to bow as part of the cost of playing the card.

In the Legend of the Five Rings Role-Playing Game, kiho are complex martial arts techniques learned by monks and sometimes shugenja that have some extraordinary or supernatural effect.

Kumano River

The Kumano River (熊野川, Kumanogawa) is a river in the Kii Peninsula of central Japan, located in Nara, Wakayama and Mie Prefectures. It is 183 kilometres (114 mi) long and has a watershed of 2,630 square kilometres (1,020 sq mi).The river rises from Mount Ōmine in the Yoshino-Kumano National Park in Tenkawa, Nara and follows a generally southward course to drain into the Pacific Ocean on the border between Shingū, Wakayama and Kihō, Mie. The river is part of the Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range, a UNESCO World Heritage Site which incorporates nature scenery of the Kii peninsula with numerous Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines forming a pilgrimage route.

Municipalities through which the river passes are:

Nara Prefecture

Tenkawa, Nara

Gojō, Nara

Totsukawa, Nara

Wakayama Prefecture

Tanabe, Wakayama

Shingū, Wakayama

Mie Prefecture

Kumano, Mie

Kihō, Mie

Special city


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