Jōetsu, Niigata

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Jōetsu

上越市
Takada Castle Cherry Blossom Festival.jpg
Joetsu Aquarium Umigatari.jpg6 Motoshirochō, Jōetsu-shi, Niigata-ken 943-0835, Japan - panoramio.jpg
Linsenji 1.jpgTakada Daishi Bank.jpg
Takada Castle Park and sakura
Joetsu_Aquarium_UmigatariGokuraku Bridge at Takada Castle
Rinsen-jiformer No.139 National Bank Building
Flag of Jōetsu
Flag
Official seal of Jōetsu
Seal
Location of Jōetsu in Niigata
Location of Jōetsu in Niigata
Jōetsu is located in Japan
Jōetsu
Jōetsu
 
Coordinates: 37°8′52.3″N 138°14′9.9″E / 37.147861°N 138.236083°E / 37.147861; 138.236083Coordinates: 37°8′52.3″N 138°14′9.9″E / 37.147861°N 138.236083°E / 37.147861; 138.236083
CountryJapan
RegionChūbu (Kōshin'etsu) (Hokuriku)
PrefectureNiigata
First official recorded702 AD
Takada city establishedSeptember 1, 1911
Naoetsu city establishedJune 1, 1954
Two cities merged and current name dateApril 30, 1971
Government
 • MayorHideyuki Murayama
Area
 • Total973.81 km2 (375.99 sq mi)
Population
 (December 1, 2020)
 • Total189,430
 • Density190/km2 (500/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
Symbols 
• TreeSakura
• FlowerCamellia
Phone number025-526-5111
Address1-1-3 Kida, Jōetsu-shi, Niigata-ken 943-8601
WebsiteOfficial website
Sakaki Shrine
One of the oldest wineries in Japan and home to the grape Muscat Bailey A
Sunrise over Takada

Jōetsu (上越市, Jōetsu-shi) is a city in Niigata Prefecture, Japan.