Yao, Osaka

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Yao
八尾市
Special city
Flag of Yao
Flag
Location of Yao in Osaka Prefecture
Location of Yao in Osaka Prefecture
Yao is located in Japan
Yao
Yao
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 34°37′36.73″N 135°36′3.55″E / 34.6268694°N 135.6009861°E / 34.6268694; 135.6009861Coordinates: 34°37′36.73″N 135°36′3.55″E / 34.6268694°N 135.6009861°E / 34.6268694; 135.6009861
Country Japan
Region Kansai
Prefecture Osaka Prefecture
Government
 • Mayor Seita Tanaka
Area
 • Total 41.71 km2 (16.10 sq mi)
Population (December 2009)
 • Total 271,454
 • Density 6,510/km2 (16,900/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols
- Tree Ginkgo
- Flower Chrysanthemum
Address 1-1-1 Honmachi, Yao-shi, Osaka-fu
581-0003
Phone number +81-72-991-3881
Website City of Yao
City hall of Yao

Yao (八尾市 Yao-shi?) is a city located in Osaka Prefecture, Japan. The city was founded on April 1, 1948.

As of 2009, the city has an estimated population of 271,454 and a population density of 6,510 persons per km². The total area is 41.71 km².

Yao is home to a general aviation airport, Yao Airport.

It is perhaps best known for its Kawachi ondo festival. The first day features dancers in colorful costumes parading along the street. The second day is a huge bon odori on the grounds of Yao high school where hundreds of people gather to dance and celebrate their historic song and dance.

Transportation[edit]

Airports[edit]

Railways[edit]

Roads[edit]

  • Kinki Expressway
  • Route 25
  • Route 170

Sister and Friendship cities[edit]

People from Yao[edit]

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