|• Mayor||Takeshi Nakajima|
|• Total||481.69 km2 (185.98 sq mi)|
|Population (April 2008)|
|• Density||195/km2 (510/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Flower||Sasayuri (Lilium japonicum)|
|- Bird||Common Kingfisher|
|Address||6053, Minakuchichō Minakuchi, Kōka-shi, Shiga-ken
Kōka is quite well known for its ninja history, fine quality ceramics and for containing two shukuba post stations (Tsuchiyama-juku and Minakuchi-juku) from the historic Tōkaidō. The city launched a new English version of their homepage in April 2007, and they have begun to actively promote themselves as a little-known, yet highly authentic, sightseeing destination.
Koka is served by local buses as well as two train lines.
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