Location of Niiza in Saitama Prefecture
|• Mayor||Kenji Suda (since July 1992)|
|• Total||22.80 km2 (8.80 sq mi)|
|• Density||6.602/km2 (17.10/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Tree||Acer palmatum|
|- Flower||magnolia kobus|
Niiza (新座市 Niiza-shi?) is a city located in Saitama Prefecture, Japan, and is essentially a suburb of the Tokyo conurbation. Niiza is located at the southernmost part of Saitama.The city was founded on November 1, 1970.
Niiza is home to Heirin-ji, a large Rinzai Zen Buddhist temple. The temple is located in Nobidome, close to Niiza City Hall. There is a very large stone gate (野火止大門 "Nobidome Daimon") along National Road 254, which runs through the middle of the city.
The Seibu Ikebukuro Line crosses the southern part of Niiza and shares the Hibarigaoka Station with Nishitōkyō, the JR Musashino Line goes into the main area of Niiza at Niiza Station including a separate station for freight service and the Tōbu Tōjō Line provides service to the northern area of Niiza via Shiki Station, which despite the name is located in Niiza and not neighbouring Shiki.
Twin towns — Sister cities
- Jyväskylä, Finland (1997)
- Nasushiobara, Tochigi, Japan (2000)
- Tōkamachi, Niigata, Japan (2002)
- Jiyuan, China (2002)
- Neuruppin, Germany (2003)
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