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Yokkaichi City Hall
Yokkaichi City Hall
Flag of Yokkaichi
Official seal of Yokkaichi
Location of Yokkaichi in Mie Prefecture
Location of Yokkaichi in Mie Prefecture
Yokkaichi is located in Japan
Coordinates: 34°57′54.1″N 136°37′27.9″E / 34.965028°N 136.624417°E / 34.965028; 136.624417Coordinates: 34°57′54.1″N 136°37′27.9″E / 34.965028°N 136.624417°E / 34.965028; 136.624417
RegionKansai, Tōkai
PrefectureMie Prefecture
 • MayorTomohiro Mori
 • Total206.44 km2 (79.71 sq mi)
 (August 2015)
 • Total306,107
 • Density1,480/km2 (3,800/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- TreeCinnamomum camphora
- FlowerSalvia splendens
-BirdBlack-headed gull
Phone number059-354-8244
Address1-5 Suwa-chō, Yokkaichi-shi, Mie-ken 510-8601

Yokkaichi is a Japanese city in Mie Prefecture on the island of Honshū. It is a port near Nagoya.

It has been recognized as a special city since 2000.[1]

History[change | change source]

In the Edo period, Yokkaichi-juku was 43rd of the 53 shogunate-maintained waystations (shuku-eki) along the Tōkaidō road which connected Edo and Kyoto.[2]

In 1936, Yokkaichi hosted an international trade fair called "Exposition of Yokkaichi City".[3]

Sister cities[change | change source]

Yokkaichi has 2 sister cities.

People from Yokkaichi[change | change source]

Gallery[change | change source]

Related pages[change | change source]

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 Japanese Encyclopedia, p. 973.
  3. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, "Exposition of Yokkaichi City"[permanent dead link]; retrieved 2012-4-20.

Other websites[change | change source]

Media related to Yokkaichi, Mie at Wikimedia Commons