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Things to do: shopping, historic sites, museums
Sano is a city located in Tochigi Prefecture, in the northern Kantō region of Japan. As of May 2015, the city had an estimated population of 117,970 and a population density of 331 persons per km². Its total area was 356.04  km². The city is known for its Outlet Mall, Sano Yakuyoke Daishi Temple, and its local variety of ramen.GeographySano is located in southwestern Tochigi Prefecture, bordered by Gunma Prefecture to the west.Surrounding municipalities Tochigi Prefecture Ashikaga Kanuma Tochigi Tatebayashi Midori Kiryū ItakuraHistoryDuring the Edo period, Sano was a castle town and the seat of the daimyo of Sano Domain. Following the Meiji restoration, the town of Sano was created within Aso District, Tochigi with the establishment of the municipalities system on April 1, 1889.
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