Chikusei, Ibaraki

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Chikusei city hall
Chikusei city hall
Flag of Chikusei
Official seal of Chikusei
Location of Chikusei in Ibaraki Prefecture
Location of Chikusei in Ibaraki Prefecture
Chikusei is located in Japan
Coordinates: 36°18′25.5″N 139°58′59.3″E / 36.307083°N 139.983139°E / 36.307083; 139.983139Coordinates: 36°18′25.5″N 139°58′59.3″E / 36.307083°N 139.983139°E / 36.307083; 139.983139
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Ibaraki Prefecture
 • Total 205.30 km2 (79.27 sq mi)
Population (September 2015)
 • Total 104,136
 • Density 507/km2 (1,310/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Sakura
- Flower Japanese pear and cosmos
- Bird Barn swallow
Phone number 0296-24-2111
Address 732-1 Shimonakayama, Chikusei-shi, Ibaraki-ken 308-8616
Website Official website

Chikusei (筑西市 Chikusei-shi?) is a city located in Yūki District, Ibaraki Prefecture, in the northern Kantō region of Japan. As of September 2015, the city had an estimated population of 104,136 and a population density of 507 persons per km². Its total area was 205.30  km².


Located in southwestern Ibaraki Prefecture, Chikusei is located on the west side of Mount Tsukuba and is bordered by Tochigi Prefecture to the north. The Kinugawa River and the Kokaigawa River flow through the city. The city is located about 70 kilometers north of downtown Tokyo.

Noted products of Chikusei include koshihikari (rice), nashi (pears), small watermelons, cucumbers, strawberries, and tomatoes.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]


During the Edo period, parts of the modern city of Chikusei were administered by Shimodate Domain, one of the feudal domains of the Tokugawa shogunate. With the creation of the municipalities system after the Meiji Restoration on April 1, 1889, the town of Shimodate,was established within Makabe District, Ibaraki). Shimodate was raised to city status on March 15, 1954

The modern city of Chikusei was established on March 28, 2005, from the merger of the city of Shimodate, and towns of Akeno, Kyōwa and Sekijō (all from Makabe District)



Chikusei has 20 elementary schools, 7 middle schools and 4 high schools.




Local attractions[edit]

  • site of Seki Castle (national historic landmark)
  • site of Isa Castle
  • Funatama kofun
  • site of Kogeta Castle
  • site of Shimodate Castle
  • Shimodate Gion Festival

Noted people from Chikusei[edit]

External links[edit]

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