Tōkai (東海市 Tōkai-shi) is a city located in Aichi Prefecture, Japan.
As of 2011, the city has an estimated population of 109,253 and a population density of 2520 persons per km². The total area is 43.36 km².
Tōkai is located in the far northwestern neck of Chita Peninsula in southern Aichi Prefecture, and is bordered by Ise Bay to the east, and the metropolis of Nagoya to the north.
The city of Tōkai was established on April 1, 1969 through the merger of the former towns of Yokosuka and Ueno (both from Chita District).
Tōkai has a strong industrial base along its coastline, dominated by a large steel mill owned by Nippon Steel.
Sister city relations
- – Yonezawa, Yamagata, Japan, since October 20, 1999
- - Kamaishi, Iwate, Japan, since March 24, 2007
- -Nilüfer, Turkey, since May 10, 2007
- – Okinawa, Okinawa, Japan, since November 20, 2009
Noted people from Tōkai