Bizen, Okayama



Location of Bizen in Okayama Prefecture

Location in Japan

Coordinates: 34°45′N 134°11′E / 34.750°N 134.183°E / 34.750; 134.183Coordinates: 34°45′N 134°11′E / 34.750°N 134.183°E / 34.750; 134.183
Country Japan
Region Chūgoku (San'yō)
Prefecture Okayama Prefecture
  Total 258.23 km2 (99.70 sq mi)
Population (March 22, 2005[1])
  Total 41,954
  Density 160/km2 (420/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Hakuchō Masamune's birthplace

Bizen (備前市 Bizen-shi) is a city located in Okayama Prefecture, Japan.


The city was founded on April 1, 1971.

On March 22, 2005, the towns of Hinase and Yoshinaga (both from Wake District) were merged into Bizen. As of this merger, the total area became 258.23 km², and the population was 41,954.[1]

The township of Imbe became a part of the city, which is particularly famous for its Bizen ware.

It is home to literary critic Hakuchō Masamune's birthplace, which is now a museum.


As of 2003, the city had an estimated population of 28,030 and a population density of 209.71 persons per km². The total area was 133.66 km².


  1. 1 2 備前市の紹介. Bizen official website (in Japanese). Bizen City. Retrieved 15 September 2011.

External links

Wikivoyage has a travel guide for Bizen.

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