Notogawa, Shiga

Location of Notogawa
Giant water wheel, the symbol of Notogawa.

Notogawa (能登川町 Notogawa-chō) was a town located in Kanzaki District, Shiga Prefecture, Japan.

Notogawa Station (Location: N35.179899,E136.165913) is the only Japan Railway station in Higashiomi. The station is a rapid stop on the JR Biwako Line, located between stations in Omi-Hachiman to the east and Hikone to the west.[1] The town shares a small border with Lake Biwa to the northwest.


On January 1, 2006, Notogawa, along with the town of Gamō (from Gamō District), was merged into the expanded city of Higashiōmi.[2]


As of 2005, the town had an estimated population of 23,385 and a density of 751.45 persons per km². The total area is 31.12 km².[3]

Sister town

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