Sanagōchi, Tokushima


Sanagochi village hall

Location of Sanagōchi in Tokushima Prefecture

Location in Japan

Coordinates: 34°0′N 134°27′E / 34.000°N 134.450°E / 34.000; 134.450Coordinates: 34°0′N 134°27′E / 34.000°N 134.450°E / 34.000; 134.450
Country Japan
Region Shikoku
Prefecture Tokushima Prefecture
District Myōdō
  Total 42.30 km2 (16.33 sq mi)
Population (2003)
  Total 2,862
  Density 68/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)

Sanagōchi (佐那河内村 Sanagōchi-son) is a village located in Myōdō District, Tokushima Prefecture, Japan.

As of 2003, the village has an estimated population of 2,862 and a density of 67.66 persons per km². The total area is 42.30 km². The area is known for its spelunking caves.

A famous local product is momo ichigo (ももいちご, 桃苺, literally "peach strawberry"), a type of strawberry which is renowned for its juiciness (hence ) retails for very high prices – a large strawberry can sell for upwards of 500 yen (over $6 at 2011 exchange rates).[1] Various sweets are made using it, such as chocolate and mochi-covered strawberries, and Häagen-Dazs Japan sells Momo Ichigo ice cream.


  1. See イチゴ (Japanese) for further details.

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