Agui, Aichi

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Flag of Agui
Official logo of Agui
Location of Agui in Aichi Prefecture
Location of Agui in Aichi Prefecture
Agui is located in Japan
Coordinates: 34°56′N 136°55′E / 34.933°N 136.917°E / 34.933; 136.917Coordinates: 34°56′N 136°55′E / 34.933°N 136.917°E / 34.933; 136.917
RegionChūbu region
Tōkai region
 • Total23.80 km2 (9.19 sq mi)
 (October 1, 2019)
 • Total28,291
 • Density1,200/km2 (3,100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- TreeIlex integra
- FlowerPrunus mume
Phone number0569-48-1111
AddressAgui-chō, Chita-gun, Aichi-ken 470-2292
WebsiteOfficial website
Agui town hall
Tomb of Hisamatsu clan, Tōun-in

Agui (阿久比町, Agui-chō) is a town located in Chita District, Aichi Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 October 2019, the town had an estimated population of 28,291 in 10,682 households,[1] and a population density of 1,189 persons per km². The total area of the town was 23.80 square kilometres (9.19 sq mi).[2]


Agui is located in an inland area of northwestern Chita Peninsula in southern Aichi Prefecture. It is located approximately 30 minutes by car or express train from downtown Nagoya. The highest elevation is 74.7 meters above sea level.[2]

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

Aichi Prefecture


Per Japanese census data,[3] the population of Agui has been relatively steady over the past 50 years.

Historical population
1940 8,591—    
1950 12,061+40.4%
1960 12,918+7.1%
1970 18,499+43.2%
1980 20,880+12.9%
1990 23,932+14.6%
2000 24,029+0.4%
2010 25,460+6.0%


The town has a climate characterized by hot and humid summers, and relatively mild winters (Köppen climate classification Cfa). The average annual temperature in Agui is 15.5 °C.[4]


The name of Agui is very ancient, and appears in Asuka and Nara period records. During the Muromachi period, the area was the territory of the Hisamatsu clan, and later came under the control of Oda Nobunaga. The village of Agui was founded in October 1889 with the establishment of the modern municipalities system, and became a town on January 1, 1953.

There was a failed attempt to merge with Handa located in the south of Agui due to lack of votes in the referendum in December 26, 2004. As a result, no merges occurred in the 10 municipalities in Chita utilizing the Chubu Centrair International Airport.


Agui is largely an agricultural center, and is bedroom community for the city of Nagoya.


Agui has four public elementary schools and one public junior high school operated by the town government, and one public high school operated by the Aichi Prefectural Board of Education. The Institute of Sports Medicine and Science is located in Agui.



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Agui is not served by any national roads.

Local attractions[edit]

  • Sakabe Castle ruins, ancestral home of the Hisamatsu clan
  • Tōun-in, Buddhist temple, bodaiji for the mother of Tokugawa Ieyasu
  • Agui Baseball Stadium


  1. ^ Agui Town official statistics (in Japanese)
  2. ^ a b 阿久比町はこんなところ. Agui official website (in Japanese). Retrieved 9 August 2011.
  3. ^ Agui population statistics
  4. ^ Agui climate data

External links[edit]

Media related to Agui, Aichi at Wikimedia Commons