Ono, Hyōgo

Coordinates: 34°50′59″N 134°56′03″E / 34.84972°N 134.93417°E / 34.84972; 134.93417
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A panoramic viex of Ono, from North Harima Medical Center
A panoramic viex of Ono, from North Harima Medical Center
Flag of Ono
Official seal of Ono
Location of Ono in Hyōgo Prefecture
Location of Ono in Hyōgo Prefecture
Ono is located in Japan
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 34°50′59″N 134°56′03″E / 34.84972°N 134.93417°E / 34.84972; 134.93417
 • MayorTsutomu Horai (since February 1999)
 • Total92.94 km2 (35.88 sq mi)
 (April 30, 2022)
 • Total47,609
 • Density510/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+09:00 (JST)
City hall addressŌji-chō 806-1, Ono-shi, Hyōgo-ken 675-1380
WebsiteOfficial website
FlowerHelianthus annuus
Ono City Hall
Ono Hamawari-no-oka Park

Ono (小野市, Ono-shi) is a city located in Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan. As of 30 April 2022, the city had an estimated population of 47,609 in 20483 households and a population density of 510 persons per km².[1]The total area of the city is 92.94 square kilometres (35.88 sq mi).


Ono is located almost in the center of the Harima Plain, on the bank of the Kakogawa River..

Neighbouring municipalities[edit]

Hyōgo Prefecture


Ono has a Humid subtropical climate (Köppen Cfa) characterized by warm summers and cool winters with light to no snowfall. The average annual temperature in Ono is 14.7 °C. The average annual rainfall is 1462 mm with September as the wettest month. The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 26.4 °C, and lowest in January, at around 3.5 °C.[2]


Per Japanese census data,[3] the population of Ono has grown relatively steady over the past 60 years.

Historical population
1960 36,343—    
1970 37,623+3.5%
1980 43,574+15.8%
1990 46,007+5.6%
2000 49,432+7.4%
2010 49,685+0.5%


The area of the modern city of Ono was within ancient Harima Province. The village of Ono was established within Katō District with the creation of the modern municipalities system on April 1, 1889. Ono was elevated to town status on May 1 1915. On December 1, 1954 Ono merged with the neighboring villages of Kawai, Kishi, Ichiba, Obe, and Shimo-Hojo to form the city of Ono.


Ono has a mayor-council form of government with a directly elected mayor and a unicameral city council of 16 members. Ono contributes one member to the Hyogo Prefectural Assembly. In terms of national politics, the city is part of Hyōgo 4th district of the lower house of the Diet of Japan.


The economy of Ono is centered around agriculture and light manufacturing. The city is noted as one of the largest producers of abacus in Japan, with over 70% market share. An official report puts the value of shipments at 1.25 million US dollars per year.[citation needed] In 1976, it was designated as a traditional craft by the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry as "Banshu Soroban". Agriculture is centered on "Yamada Nishiki" brand rice.


Ono has eight public elementary schools and four public middle schools operated by the city government and two public high school operated by the Hyōgo Prefectural Department of Education. The prefecture also operates one special education school for the handicapped.



JR West - Kakogawa Line

Kobe Electric Railway

Hōjō Railway CompanyHōjō Line


Sister city relations[edit]

Local attractions[edit]


  1. ^ "Ono city official statistics" (in Japanese). Japan.
  2. ^ Ono climate data
  3. ^ Ono population statistics

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