Ganjo-ji temple in Nirasaki
Location of Nirasaki in Yamanashi Prefecture
|• Mayor||Kimiaki Yokouchi (since November 2006)|
|• Total||143.73 km2 (55.49 sq mi)|
|Population (July 1 2012)|
|• Density||223/km2 (580/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|Address||1-3-1 Suijin, Nirasaki-shi, Yamanashi-ken|
Nirasaki is located in northeastern Yamanashi Prefecture, bordered to the east and west by the Minami Alps National Park.
The area around present-day Nirasaki was the ancestral homeland of the Takeda clan, which dominated Kai Province in the Sengoku period. During the Edo period, the area was tenryo under the direct administraton of the Tokugawa shogunate, and the village of Niirazaka was a post town on the Kōshū Kaidō highway. During the early Meiji period, the area was organized into 14 villages under Kitakoma District, Yamanashi. Nirazaki was elevated to town status on September 20, 1892. Modern Nirazaki City was founded by merger of Nirazaki with ten surrounding villages on October 10, 1954.
Sister city relations
Media related to Nirasaki, Yamanashi at Wikimedia Commons
- Nirasaki City official website (Japanese)