Location of Taku in Saga Prefecture
|• Mayor||Toshihiko Yokō|
|• Total||96.93 km2 (37.42 sq mi)|
|Population (January 1, 2009)|
|• Density||226/km2 (590/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Flower||Prunus mume|
|Address||7-1 Kozamurai, Kitataku-chō, Taku-shi, Saga-ken
|Website||City of Taku|
- Hokubu Elementary School
- Midori-ga-Oka Elementary School
- Tobu Elementary School
- Nosho Elementary School
- Nanbu Elementary School
- Nankei Elementary School
- Chubu Elementary School
- Seibu Elementary School
- Tobu Junior High School
- Seikei Junior High School
- Chuou Junior High School
- Taku Senior High School
Tourism & Culture
Taku Seibyō, is a Confucian temple built in 1708 by Lord Shigefumi. This is one of the oldest Confucian temples in Japan and has been designated as an Important Cultural Asset. It is also the oldest original surviving Confucian temple. Each year many visitors are given free tours by volunteer student guides in Japanese.
The temple is host to festivals throughout the year. Usually students from the local schools participate in dances wearing colorful dress. In October 2008 the town of Taku celebrated the 300th anniversary of the temple by hosting a large festival that included traditional costumes, dances and a religious ceremony.
Famous People from Taku
Machiko Hasegawa (長谷川町子 Hasegawa Machiko, January 30, 1920 – May 27, 1992, in Taku, Saga Prefecture) was one of the first female manga artists.
By train: Take the Karatsu Line either from Karatsu Station or Kubota Station. There are three stations you can get off at (coming from Kubota direction), Higashi-Taku Station, Naka-Taku Station or Taku Station.
Sister City relations
- Taku City official website (Japanese)
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