is a town
located in Shibetsu District
, Nemuro Subprefecture
, Hokkaidō Prefecture
. As of March 31
it has an estimated population of 23,958 and an area of 684.98 km².
Nakashibetsu Airport, the easternmost airport in Japan, is located in the town.
- 1901 - Division opening of Nakashibetsu area. Development is begun.
- July 1, 1946 - The village of Nakashibetsu splits from Shibetsu.
- January 1, 1950 - Nakashibetsu village becomes Nakashibetsu town.
In 2004 there was an abortive effort to merge Nakashibetsu with the nearby town of Rausu was held, and signed in 2004. The new city would have been named "Higashishiretoko," but the plan was defeated in a referendum held in Nakashibetsu.