Tsukigata, Hokkaido

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Tsukigata
月形町
Town
Location of Tsukigata in Hokkaido (Sorachi Subprefecture)
Location of Tsukigata in Hokkaido (Sorachi Subprefecture)
Tsukigata is located in Japan
Tsukigata
Tsukigata
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 43°20′N 141°40′E / 43.333°N 141.667°E / 43.333; 141.667Coordinates: 43°20′N 141°40′E / 43.333°N 141.667°E / 43.333; 141.667
Country Japan
Region Hokkaido
Prefecture Hokkaido (Sorachi Subprefecture)
District Kabato
Area
 • Total 151.05 km2 (58.32 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Total 3,990
 • Density 26/km2 (68/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Website Official website

Tsukigata (月形町 Tsukigata-chō?) is a town located in Kabato District, Sorachi Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan.

As of 2008, the town has an estimated population of 3,990. The total area is 151.05 km².

History[edit]

The town's name originates from the first warden of Kabato Prison, located in Tsukigata, Kiyoshi Tsukigata.

  • 1881: Kabato Prison established. First warden: Kiyoshi Tsukigata. Tsukigata village established.
  • 1899: Urausu village (Now, Urausu town) established as a sepertate entity from Tsukigata town.
  • 1953: Tsukigata village becomes Tsukigata town.
  • 1981: Tsukigata town's 100 year anniversary.
  • 1983: Establishment of Tsukigata Prison Museum

Agricultural Produce[edit]

  • Rice, cut flowers, fruits (melons and watermelons)

Specialty Products[edit]

  • Tsukigata flowers, Tsukigata melons, Tsukigata watermelons (Godzilla egg and Dynamite varieties), Tomato Juice, Tsukigata Jingis Khan (Lamb), Tsukigata Manju, Tsukigata tofu, Kabato tofu,

Transport[edit]

Train[edit]

  • Hokkaido Passenger Rail (JR Hokkaido): Gakuentoshi Line: Tsukigaoka Station, Chiraiotsu Station, Ishikari Tsukigata Station, Yutakaoka Station, Sappinai Station

Bus[edit]

  • Hokkaido Chuo Bus: Bound for Iwamizawa Terminal via. Kitamura.
  • Shinshinotsu Bus: Bound for Shinshinotsu Village via. Ebetsu Station.

Taxi[edit]

  • Haato Hire

Roads[edit]

  • General Roads: National Highway 275 (Sorachi National Highway)
  • Prefectural Roads: Hokkaido Route 6 Iwamizawa- Tsukigata; Hokkaido Route 11 Tsukigata- Atsuta; Hokkaido Route 33 Biei- Tsukigata; Hokkaido Route 275 Tsukigata- Minenobu; Hokkaido Route 376

Famous Places/Sightseeing Spots[edit]

Culture[edit]

  • Tsukigata Prison Museum
  • Record Diary of Hokkaido
  • Sewage and Water Treatment

Sightseeing[edit]

  • Kairaku Park
  • Tsukigata Hot Spring Resort
  • Tsukigata Hot Spring Annexe
  • Rural activities workshop Facilities
  • People of Hokkaido Forests (Tsukigata Branch)
  • Tsukigata Prison Museum

External links[edit]

Media related to Tsukigata, Hokkaidō at Wikimedia Commons