Mori, Shizuoka

forest meaning

Mori Town Hall



Location of Mori in Shizuoka Prefecture


Coordinates: 34°50′N 137°56′E / 34.833°N 137.933°E / 34.833; 137.933Coordinates: 34°50′N 137°56′E / 34.833°N 137.933°E / 34.833; 137.933
Country Japan
Region Chūbu
Prefecture Shizuoka
District Shūchi
  Total 133.84 km2 (51.68 sq mi)
Population (September 2014)
  Total 18,606
  Density 139/km2 (360/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City symbols  
• Tree Camellia sasanqua
• Flower Lily
• Bird Common kingfisher
Phone number 0538-85-2111
Address 2101-1 Mori, Mori-machi, Shūchi-gun, Shizuoka-ken 437-0293
Website Town of Mori

Mori (森町 Mori-machi) is a town located in Shūchi District, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan.

As of September 2014, the town had an estimated population of 18,606 and a population density of 139 persons per km2. The total area was 133.84 km2.


Mori is located in an inland area in the hills of western Shizuoka Prefecture. The town has a temperate maritime climate with very hot, humid summers and mild, cool winters, pleasant air.

Neighboring municipalities


Mori has been known since the Kamakura period as the location of the Oguni Jinja, the ichinomiya of former Tōtōmi Province and a pilgrimage destination. In the Edo period it was largely tenryō territory under direct control of the Tokugawa shogunate. During the cadastral reform of the early Meiji period in 1889, the area was reorganized into Mori within Shuuchi District, Shizuoka Prefecture. In 1955-56, the area of the town was expanded through annexation of five neighboring villages. Discussions to merge with neighboring Fukuroi were shelved after a referendum opposing the merger was held in 2009.[1]


The economy of Mori is mixed with industrial enterprise and agricultural enterprise. The main industries include automobile-related factories by Toyoda Gosei Co Ltd., and Yamaha Motor Company.




Noted people from Mori


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