Taku, Saga

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Taku
多久市
City
Location of Taku in Saga Prefecture
Location of Taku in Saga Prefecture
Taku is located in Japan
Taku
Taku
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 33°17′N 130°7′E / 33.283°N 130.117°E / 33.283; 130.117Coordinates: 33°17′N 130°7′E / 33.283°N 130.117°E / 33.283; 130.117
Country Japan
Region Kyushu
Prefecture Saga Prefecture
Government
 • Mayor Toshihiko Yokō
Area
 • Total 96.93 km2 (37.42 sq mi)
Population (January 1, 2009)
 • Total 21,909
 • Density 226/km2 (590/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols
- Tree Maple
- Flower Prunus mume
Address 7-1 Kozamurai, Kitataku-chō, Taku-shi, Saga-ken
846-8501
Phone number 0952-75-2111
Website City of Taku

Taku (多久市 Taku-shi?) is a city located in Saga Prefecture on the island of Kyushu, Japan. The city was founded on May 1, 1954 through the merger of several towns and villages.

As of January 1, 2009, the city has an estimated population of 21,909 and a population density of 226 persons per km². The total area is 96.93 km².

Education[edit]

Elementary Schools[edit]

  • 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

Junior High Schools[edit]

  • Tobu Junior High School
  • Seikei Junior High School
  • Chuou Junior High School

Senior High Schools[edit]

  • Taku Senior High School

Tourism & Culture[edit]

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[edit]

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.

Location[edit]

Taku City is located along Route 203, which is part of the Japanese National Highway system.

By car: Take Route 203 starting from either Karatsu or Kubota.

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.

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