Hiratsuka, Kanagawa

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Hiratsuka (平塚市 Hiratsuka-shi?) is a Japanese city in Kanagawa Prefecture on the island of Honshū.

It has been recognized as a special city since 2001.[1]

History[change | change source]

Hiratsuka — ukiyo-e woodblock print by Hiroshige, circa 1830s

In the Edo period, Hiratsuka-juku was 7th of the 53 shogunate-maintained waystations (shuku-eki) along the Tōkaidō road which connected Edo and Kyoto.[2]

Geography[change | change source]

Hiratsuka is located on the western Kantō region midway between Tokyo and Mount Fuji. The city is on the coastline in the Sagami Bay.

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References[change | change source]

  1. Jacobs, A.J. "Japan's Evolving Nested Municipal Hierarchy: The Race for Local Power in the 2000s," Urban Studies Research (2011), Table 3; retrieved 2012-12-18.
  2. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005)."Tōkaidō" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 973.

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