Jōetsu, Niigata

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Jōetsu
上越市
Takada Castle Cherry Blossom Festival.jpg
Joetsu Aquarium Umigatari.jpg
6 Motoshirochō, Jōetsu-shi, Niigata-ken 943-0835, Japan - panoramio.jpg
Linsenji 1.jpg
Takada 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
Official seal of Jōetsu
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.