Matsumae, Hokkaido

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This article is about the town. For the district, see Matsumae District, Hokkaido.
Japanese transcription(s)
 • Hepburn romanization Matsumae-chō
Matsumae Castle (July 2004)
Matsumae Castle (July 2004)
The location of Matsumae in Oshima Subprefecture.
The location of Matsumae in Oshima Subprefecture.
Matsumae is located in Japan
Location of Matsumae in Japan
Coordinates: 41°26′N 140°7′E / 41.433°N 140.117°E / 41.433; 140.117Coordinates: 41°26′N 140°7′E / 41.433°N 140.117°E / 41.433; 140.117
Country Japan
Prefecture Hokkaido
Subprefecture Oshima Subprefecture
District Matsumae
 • Mayor (町長 chōchō?) Kazuo Maeda (一男 前田?)
 • Total 293.11 km2 (113.17 sq mi)
Population (2009-03-31)
 • Total 9,568
 • Density 33/km2 (85/sq mi)
Post code 049-1592
Area code(s) 0139
Official Tree Pine
Official Flower Cherry blossom
Government Office Address Aza Fukiyama 248, Matsumae-chō, Matsumae-gun, Hokkaidō 049-1592
Government Office Telephone 0139-42-2275
Community Identification Number 01331-5

Matsumae (松前町 Matsumae-chō?) is a town located in Matsumae District, Oshima Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan. The former home of the Matsumae Han, it has an Edo period castle, Matsumae Castle, the only one in Hokkaido, and Ryūun-in.

The total area of the town is 293.11 square kilometres (113.17 sq mi).


The town is located on the southern end of the Matsumae Peninsula. In addition the town governs the two islands in the Tsugaru Strait, Oshima and Kojima.[1]


On March 31, 2009, the town had an estimated population of 9,568 and a density of 32.6 persons per km².

In 2008, the town had an estimated population of 9,967 and a density of 33.84 persons per km².

As of September 2012, the town has an estimated population of 8,813 and a density of 30.1 persons per km².

External links[edit]

Media related to Matsumae, Hokkaidō at Wikimedia Commons


  1. ^ "gotyuuikudasai" (in Japanese). 松前町役場. Retrieved 30 June 2010.