Aoki (Nagano)

Aoki ( Japanese:青 木村, -mura ) is a mountain village in Chiisagata -gun Nagano Prefecture on the main Japanese island of Honshu. In 1761, Aoki was a starting point of the riots Ueda ( Ueda Sodo ), a peasant uprising in Ueda -han, which is why the village also " home of the patriotic people" ( gimin no sato ) is called. On his website, but Aoki is " home to hot springs and culture" calls ( ideyu to bunka no sato ).


Aoki is centrally located about 12 km east of the city ( shi) Ueda in Nagano Prefecture. The administrative area of Aoki has an east- west distance of about 8 km and a north- south length of about 10.4 km. Covering an area of ​​57.09 km ² 4,659 people ( as of 1 February 2010). Aoki is bordered by the cities Ueda and Matsumoto, as well as to the village Chikuhoku in Higashichikuma -gun.

In the mountains Aoki Jukkan are ( 1.285m ), Komayumi ( 1.223m ) and Okami ( 1.250m ).


The village Aoki was founded on April 1, 1889 through the merger of six formerly independent settlements. In 1957 there were two extensions of the municipality by the inclusion of further settlements. 2002, there were plans to merge with Aoki Ueda, but this was rejected public on 25 October 2002 by the village administration.


By Aoki, the National Road 143

By 1938, a railroad joined Aoki with Ueda. Since the closure of the single line Aoki has no connection to the Japanese rail network more. There are several bus lines.

Educational institution

Aoki runs a primary school and a middle school.


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