Fukaya, Saitama

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Flag of Fukaya
Location of Fukaya in Saitama Prefecture
Location of Fukaya in Saitama Prefecture
Fukaya is located in Japan
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 36°12′N 139°17′E / 36.200°N 139.283°E / 36.200; 139.283Coordinates: 36°12′N 139°17′E / 36.200°N 139.283°E / 36.200; 139.283
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Saitama Prefecture
 • Mayor Susumu Kojima (since February 2010)
 • Total 137.58 km2 (53.12 sq mi)
Population (May 1, 2011)
 • Total 147,505
 • Density 1,072.14/km2 (2,776.8/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Camellia
- Flower Tulip
Address 11-1 Nakamachi, Fukaya-shi, Saitama-ken
Phone number 048-571-1211
Website City of Fukaya

Fukaya (深谷市 Fukaya-shi?) is a city located in northern Saitama Prefecture, Japan. In the Edo era, it was an inn-town on the Nakasendō (中山道), and grew during this period. It is in the prefecture's leading agricultural area, and claim's to be the biggest producer of leeks in Japan.[citation needed] Fukaya-negi are famous. Shibusawa Eiichi, the founder of the first national bank in Japan, was born here. Akagi Nyugyo is a large ice cream company based in Fukaya. They make the famous Gari-Gari-kun ice-pop that tastes like soda, or other flavors. Takinomiya Jinja is a large Shinto shrine in Fukaya. The city was founded on January 1, 1955.

As of 2006, the city has an estimated population of 147,915 and a population density of 1,075 persons per km². The total area is 137.58 km².

On January 1, 2006, the towns of Hanazono, Kawamoto and Okabe (all from Ōsato District) were merged into Fukaya.


Sister cities[edit]

Fukaya has three sister cities:



Senior high schools[edit]

  • Prefectural Fukaya Senior High School (埼玉県立深谷高等学校)
  • Prefectural Fukaya Commercial Senior High School (埼玉県立深谷商業高等学校)
  • Prefectural Fukaya Daiichi Senior High School (埼玉県立深谷第一高等学校)
  • Prefectural Kawamoto Senior High School (Closed in March, 2010) (埼玉県立川本高等学校 (閉校))
  • Private Shouchi Fukaya Senior High School (私立正智深谷高等学校)
  • Private Tokyo Seitoku University Fukaya Senior High School (私立東京成徳大学深谷高等学校)

Junior high schools[edit]

  • Municipal Fukaya Junior High School (市立深谷中学校)
  • Municipal Kamishiba Junior High School (市立上柴中学校)
  • Municipal Fujisawa Junior High School (市立藤沢中学校)
  • Municipal Hatara Junior High School (市立幡羅中学校)
  • Municipal Aketo Junior High School (市立明戸中学校)
  • Municipal Toyosato Junior High School (市立豊里中学校)
  • Municipal Okabe Junior High School (市立岡部中学校)
  • Municipal Hanazono Junior High School (市立花園中学校)
  • Municipal Kawamoto Junior High School (市立川本中学校)
  • Municipal Minami Junior High School (市立南中学校)

Elementary schools[edit]

  • Municipal Fukaya Elementary School (市立深谷小学校)
  • Municipal Fukaya West Elementary School (市立深谷西小学校)
  • Municipal Kamishiba East Elementary School (市立上柴東小学校)
  • Municipal Kamishiba West Elementary School (市立上柴西小学校)
  • Municipal Sakuragaoka Elementary School (市立桜ヶ丘小学校)
  • Municipal Fujisawa Elementary School (市立藤沢小学校)
  • Municipal Hatara Elementary School (市立幡羅小学校)
  • Municipal Tokiwa Elementary School (市立常盤小学校)
  • Municipal Ōyori Elementary School (市立大寄小学校)
  • Municipal Aketo Elementary School (市立明戸小学校)
  • Municipal Toyosato Elementary School (市立豊里小学校)
  • Municipal Yatsumoto Elementary School (市立八基小学校)
  • Municipal Okabe Elementary School (市立岡部小学校)
  • Municipal Okabe West Elementary School (市立岡部西小学校)
  • Municipal Hanzawa Elementary School (市立榛沢小学校)
  • Municipal Hongō Elementary School (市立本郷小学校)
  • Municipal Hanazono Elementary School (市立花園小学校)
  • Municipal Kawamoto North Elementary School (市立川本北小学校)
  • Municipal Kawamoto South Elementary School (市立川本南小学校)

Famous people[edit]


External links[edit]

Media related to Fukaya, Saitama at Wikimedia Commons