Jōyō, Kyoto

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Jōyō
城陽市
City
Flag of Jōyō
Flag
Location of Jōyō in Kyoto Prefecture
Location of Jōyō in Kyoto Prefecture
Jōyō is located in Japan
Jōyō
Jōyō
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 34°50′59″N 135°46′58″E / 34.84972°N 135.78278°E / 34.84972; 135.78278Coordinates: 34°50′59″N 135°46′58″E / 34.84972°N 135.78278°E / 34.84972; 135.78278
Country Japan
Region Kansai
Prefecture Kyoto Prefecture
Government
 • Mayor Akio Hashimoto
Area
 • Total 32.75 km2 (12.64 sq mi)
Population (April 2008)
 • Total 80,669
 • Density 2,511/km2 (6,500/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols
- Tree Ume
- Flower Iris
Address 16-17 Higashinokuchi, Terada, Jōyō-shi, Kyōto-fu
610-0195
Website City of Jōyō

Jōyō (城陽市 Jōyō-shi?) is a city located in Kyoto Prefecture, Kansai, Japan. It is halfway between Kyoto and Nara. It contains historical sites including the Shibagahara Tomb and Mito shrine. The city was founded on May 3, 1972.

As of 2008, the city has an estimated population of 80,669 and a population density of 2,540.09 persons per km². The total area is 32.75 km².

Sister cities[edit]

Joyo has two sister cities:

Economy[edit]

Industry[edit]

Gold and silver threads weaved into Kimono and Obi are produced at Joyo. Joyo produces 60% of all the gold and silver thread in Japan.

Tourist Attraction[edit]

Aodani ume grove[edit]

Currently about 10,000 Ume trees are planted in this 20-hectare area, considered the largest in Kyoto Prefecture. A detailed origin of this ume grove is not known. It is known that in the beginning of the Medieval era (Kamakura age, 1185-1333 AD) a prince wrote a Tanka to praise this ume grove.

Sports[edit]

Association football[edit]

Sanga Town Joyo is an official training field for the Kyoto Sanga F.C., which belongs to the Japanese professional association football league, J. League.

External links[edit]

Media related to Jōyō, Kyoto at Wikimedia Commons