Takamori Town is located at the easternmost point of Kumamoto Prefecture, bordering the three prefectural borders of Bungo, Hinata, and Higo, and has developed as a land where various resources, knowledge, and techniques are gathered.
The symbol of the town is Mt. Neko, one of the five Aso mountains, with an altitude of 1,408 meters (eastern peak). The ridges overlap from east to west like a saw blade, and a huge Tenguiwa rises in the center.
From its mysterious appearance, many myths and folk tales related to Mt. Neko are left behind.
Takamori Town has been ruled by the Aso clan, its descendants, since Takeiwatatsu no Mikoto, the grandson of Emperor Jimmu, was ordered to protect Kyushu and went down. ..
In the Warring States period, a series of troops broke out in Japan, and in 1586, Takamori Castle, which continued to resist the invasion of Satsuma's Shimazu until the end, fell, and Aso, who was proud of his mightyness, was also captured. After the unification of Toyotomi Hideyoshi, it became the territory of its vassals, Sassa Narimasa and Kato Kiyomasa.
During the Edo period, it became the territory of the Hosokawa clan, and its rule extended to the first year of the Meiji era. In this Hosokawa domain, each county has a gundai (gun magistrate), and Honmachi is under the jurisdiction of Nango gundai. The county was divided into several wards of Tenaga, and the Honmachi jurisdiction was under the control of Takamori Tenaga and Nojiri Tenaga.
In 1902, with the enforcement of the municipal system, the administrative divisions of 1 town and 13 villages were integrated into 1 town and 3 villages: Takamori Town, Shikimi Village, Kusakabe Village, and Nojiri Village.
In 1953, the Municipal Merger Promotion Law was enacted, and in April 1955, Takamori Town, Shikimi Village, and Kusakabe Village merged. Subsequently, in August 1957, Nojiri Village was merged and the present Takamori Town was born.
The four seasons of Takamachi A year in Takamori showing the faces of the four seasons
It is a particularly comfortable climate for animals and plants, with flowers sprouting and hibernating animals coming down from the mountains. Events with themes such as cherry blossoms and angelica trees are held, and many wild plants such as cod buds can be harvested.
The temperature is lower than other areas in the prefecture, and even in August, there are few days when the temperature exceeds 30 ° C, so you can spend comfortably without air conditioning. In addition, summer vegetables grown in cold regions are delicious.
It is the season when many events are held, from local events such as harvest festivals to large events for the outside of the town. Food is also delicious, but due to the short summer, it gets cold early, so you need to be careful about your physical condition.
It is a region where the cold is so severe that it used to be covered with several meters of snow.
In January, an event called "Dondoya" is held to pray for a good harvest and a good harvest.
ICT environment New education plan for Takamori Town
Takamori Town has an optical fiber network for the purpose of "providing administrative information to all households in the town."
As a result, the communication environment throughout the town has been dramatically improved, and the content of administrative services provided has changed significantly.
Kumamoto Prefecture Takamori Town New Education Plan
We take pride in Takamori, have dreams, and promote energetic education.
Foster solid academic ability and rich heart for Takamori children.
Promote building a school with the community that makes the best use of Takamori's regional strength.
Promote improvement of educational environment in collaboration with Takamori Town administration.
"Activation of Takamori Town Education Study Group" to improve the qualities of Takamori Town faculty and staff.
We are working on the following with priority measures for integrated elementary and junior high school education and hometown education based on community schools.
1.Introducing a community school
2.Elementary and junior high school integrated education
3.Promotion of hometown education
● Created "Our Takamori Town" as a supplementary reader for elementary school social studies.
● Created "Takamori no Kokoro" as a supplementary reader for elementary and junior high school moral education.
4.Improvement of educational environment
● Placement of faculty members who bear the town expenses
● Enhancement of educational consultation and child-rearing support
Since 2015, as a project commissioned by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, we have been conducting a "demonstration project to improve the quality of education by utilizing ICT in a declining population."
5.Revitalization of Takamori Town Education Study Group
● Promotion of Takamori Town Education Plan
Child-rearing environment In Takamori Town, we support dads and moms who are raising children.
When a baby is born
Birth congratulations h3>
First child 50,000 yen
Second child 100,000 yen
Third child 200,000 yen p>
Baby visit by insurer h3>
2-3 months after birth p>
Infant medical examination h3>
Physical measurement, interview, medical examination,
Health guidance, nutrition guidance, etc.
Child care support
Medical expenses subsidy h3>
We will subsidize medical expenses from infants to high school students (* 1) who are insured or dependents under each social insurance law and receive medical care by going to hospital or hospitalization. p>
As part of the NPO Book Start activities, we will present "picture books" and "experiences to enjoy picture books with babies". p>
Free gift of school bags, etc. h3>
Physical measurement, interview, medical examination,
All new first graders will be presented with a school bag or gift certificate (50,000 yen worth) for purchasing school supplies and school supplies from the town. p>
However, those who are married or working as members of society (other than working students) are excluded.
Child-rearing support center
Experienced staff with qualifications as nursery teachers and elementary school teachers will provide childcare information and stress relief, such as making friends between parents, counseling on childcare food education, and seminars.
- Opening date
- Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
- Opening time dt>
- 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
-Preschool infants and their guardians / pregnant women living in the town block
-Preschool infants and their guardians / pregnant women returning home to the town
-Preschool infants and their guardians / pregnant women in neighboring towns and villages dd>
- Contact information
Takamori Town Child Care Support Center
Takamori Kindergarten also supports child-rearing!
At Takamori Kindergarten, we have set up a child-rearing companion club (acorn club) as a gathering for preschoolers and their parents, and hold roundtable discussions and parent-child gymnastics.
- Opening date dt>
- Twice a month
* Please contact us directly as it is uncertain due to events. span> dd>
- Participation fee dt>
It is a non-membership system (even people outside the town are OK), and it is a style that you can gather when you can participate. span> dd>
- Contact information dt>
- Takamori Kindergarten TEL.0967-62-0094 dd>
Medical facilities in the town
|Department th>||Hospital name th>||Residence th>||phone number th>|
|Internal department||Mahara Internal Medicine Clinic||1678 Takamori, Takamori Town||0967-62-0646|
|Watanabe General Internal Medicine Clinic||2022-3 Takamori, Takamori Town||0967-65-2201|
|External department||Nangoya Orthopedic Clinic||2186-1 Takamori, Takamori Town||0967-62-3351|
|Dental||Katayama Dental Clinic||993-5 Takamori, Takamori Town||0967-62-1971|
|Mimori Dental Clinic||1973-3 Takamori, Takamori Town||0967-62-2005|
Educational facilities in the town
|Department th>||school name th>||Residence th>|
|Kindergarten||Takamori Kindergarten||1949-1 Takamori, Takamori Town|
|Nursery||Colored nursery school||Takamori Town Shikimi 1135|
|Takamori Nursery School||1610 Takamori, Takamori Town|
|Takamori Higashi Nursery School||1894-1 Nojiri, Takamori-cho|
|Elementary school||Takamori Higashi Gakuen Obligatory Education School (elementary and junior high school)||1897 Nojiri, Takamori-cho|
|Takamori Chuo Elementary School||1100 Takamori, Takamori Town|
|Junior high school||Takamori Higashi Gakuen Obligatory Education School (elementary and junior high school)||Takamori Town Nojiri 1912|
|Takamori Junior High School||1955 Takamori, Takamori Town|
|High school||Kumamoto Prefectural Takamori High School||1557 Takamori, Takamori Town|
Information on evacuation shelters in each area in the event of a disaster and contact information such as lifelines will be provided.
Refugee shelter information
|Ground area th>||Facility name th>||Residence th>||phone number th>|
|Takamori||Takamori Chuo Elementary School Gymnasium||Takamori 1100||0967-62-0038|
|Takamori Junior High School Gymnasium||1955 Takamori||0967-62-0226|
|Takamori High School||1557 Takamori||0967-62-0185|
|Takamori Center||2168 Takamori||0967-62-1111|
|Takamori Town Fuyokan||1258 Takamori 1||0967-62-2158|
|Takamori Tourist Information Center||Takamori 1614-3||0967-62-2233|
|Showachiku Community Center||Takamori 1539-3|
|Ryohei Elementary School Gymnasium||Minamiaso Village Ryohei 995||0967-62-0126|
|Yusui Tunnel Parking Lot||Takamori 1057-14||0967-62-3331|
|Takamori Chuo Elementary School Ground|
|Takamori Junior High School Ground|
|Takamori High School 2nd Ground|
|Aso Forestry Association Takamori Branch Tree Storage||Takamori 2823-2||0967-62-0769|
|Color look||Colored Lifelong Learning Center Gymnasium||Shikimi 1136|
|Color Viewing Center||Shikimi 1135|
|Colored nursery school||Shikimi 1135||0967-62-2600|
|Colored Lifelong Learning Center Parking Lot||Shikimi 1136|
|Kamishikimi||Takamori Town Gymnasium||Kamishikimi 2813||0967-62-2991|
|Takamori Town Gymnasium Ground||Kamishikimi 2845|
|Kusabe||Kusabe General Center||Kusabe 2286|
|Kusabe General Center Ground||Kusabe 2286|
|Kusabe Lifelong Learning Center Gymnasium||Seriguchi 1533||0967-62-2225|
|Kusabe Lifelong Learning Center Ground||Seriguchi 1533|
|Takamori Nature School||223 Yatsuda|
|Takamori Nature School Ground||223 Yatsuda|
|Nojiri||Takamori Higashi Gakuen Obligatory Education School (former Takamori Higashi Elementary School Gymnasium)||Nojiri 1897||0967-65-0022|
|Takamori Higashi Gakuen Obligatory Education School (former Takamori Higashi Junior High School Gymnasium)||Nojiri 1912||0967-65-0023|
|Takamori Higashi Gakuen Obligatory Education School Ground|
|Takamori Higashi Elementary School Gymnasium||Nojiri 1897||0967-65-0022|
|Takamori Higashi Junior High School Gymnasium||Nojiri 1912||0967-65-0023|
|Kawahara Lifelong Learning Center Gymnasium||3113 Kawahara|
|Kawahara Lifelong Learning Center Ground|
|Kawahara General Center|
|Takamori Town Tomoyukan||43 Tsuru 1||0967-65-0211|
|Takamori Town Tomoyukan Ground||43 Tsuru 1|
|Former Onoshita Elementary School Ground||3920 Onoshita|
|Onoshita Gymnasium||3920 Onoshita|
|Welfare shelter|| Community-based elderly people with dementia
Group home Aso "Waraku, Kiraku"
|Special nursing home for the elderly "Umekaen"||Takamori 3175||0967-62-3111|
| Community-based special nursing home for the elderly
|Rissho Welfare Association "Takamori Dormitory"||Shikimi 822||0967-62-1780|
List of contact information for public institutions, lifelines, etc.
|Emergency report to the police (accident / incident) 110th th>||Takamori Police Station||0967-62-0110|
|Emergency report to fire department (fire / injury) 119 th>||Aso Wide Area Administrative Office Fire Department||0967-34-0024|
|Aso Wide Area Administrative Office South Division||0967-62-9034|
|Nojiri grass part station||0967-64-0219|
|Takamori Town Fire Brigade Headquarters||0967-62-1111 (ext. 113)|
|Office / branch office th>||Takamori Town Hall||0967-62-1111|
|Kusabe branch office||0967-64-0211|
|Nojiri branch office||0967-65-0211|
|Kumamoto Prefecture Organization th>||Aso District Promotion Bureau||0967-22-1111 (emergency dial)|
|Lifeline related organizations th>||Kyushu Electric Power Co., Inc. Ozu Sales Office||0120-986-602|
|NTT West Aso Sales Office||0967-22-0977|
|Takamori Water Services Association||0967-62-0248|
|Takamori Gas Delivery Association||0967-62-0025|
|JA Aso Takamori Gas Station||0967-62-2678|
|Takamori Petroleum Cooperative||0967-62-0628|
|Takamori Town Construction Industry Association||0967-62-1158|
|Nikken Technician Association Aso Southern Branch||0967-62-3325|
|Nojiri Technician Association||0967-65-0217|
|NTT Disaster Message Dial||No. 171|
Traffic information Please come to Takamori Town.
Those coming by car
The access route to the Aso area, which had been disrupted due to the Kumamoto earthquake in April 2016, has been restored and opened.
On October 3, 2020, the restoration route on the north side of National Highway No. 57 (Futaenotoge Tunnel Route) was opened, and the current route of National Highway No. 57 was restored.
In addition, it is a bridge from National Highway No. 57 to the Minamiaso area, and the collapsed Aso Ohashi has been revived as the new Aso Ohashi.
When you come to the Aso area, please check the road traffic information that can be passed to the Aso area published by the Kyushu Regional Development Bureau of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism.
●Kyushu Regional Development Bureau Road Traffic Information ⇒ https://www.jartic.or.jp/
Those coming by bus
The Kyushu Sanko Bus "Rapid Takamori" operates four times a day.
About 3 hours from Kumamoto station square (9: 58/11: 58/16: 26/18: 39) to Takamori Chuo. (As of April 1, 2021)
For details, please check the Sanko Bus website.
【Sanko Bus Portal Site】 https://www.kyusanko.co.jp/sankobus/toshikan/takamori/
Those coming by train
Transfer to the Hohi Main Line from "Kumamoto Station" on the Kagoshima Main Line and get off at "Tateno Station".
Please change to the Minami-Aso Railway and come to the end point "Takamori Station".
* As of 2021, the Minami-Aso Railway is closed from Tateno Station to Nakamatsu. The entire line is scheduled to open around the summer of 2023.