Location of Fujiidera in Osaka Prefecture
|• Mayor||Kazuhiko Iseki|
|• Total||8.89 km2 (3.43 sq mi)|
|Population (January 1, 2010)|
|• Density||7,390/km2 (19,100/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|City hall address||1-1-1 Ichioka, Fujiidera-shi, Ōsaka-fu
In 1959 the townships of Fujiidera-cho and Domyoji-cho merged to create Fujiidera-Domyoji-cho. A year later, the town was renamed Misasagi-cho. The present day city of Fujiidera-shi was created November 1, 1966.
Fujiidera Stadium, a baseball stadium built in 1928 and last owned by the Kintetsu Buffaloes, was previously located in Fujiidera. The team used the stadium until 1996, before relocating to the newly built Osaka Dome for the 1997 season. Fujiidera Stadium was closed in 2005 and the site redeveloped.
Fujiidera is served by the Kintetsu Minami Osaka Line and Domyoji Lines, with three railway stations located within the city. Fujiidera Station is the largest, located close to the City Hall, and surrounded by an area of retail shops; the other two are Hajinosato and Domyoji.
Two major rivers flow through the city; the Yamatogawa (the larger) and the Ishikawa (the smaller, a tributary of the Yamatogawa). Sections of both river banks are maintained for recreation. The rivers are bounded by high levees that protect low-lying areas from flooding.
- The tomb of Emperor Ingyo, the 19th emperor of Japan, is located in Fujiidera.
- Domyoji-Tenmangu, a large Shinto shrine dedicated to Tenjin, is located five minutes walk from Domyoji Station. The nearby Doymoji Buddhist convent is considered to have been the family temple of Sugawara no Michizane.
Media related to Fujiidera, Osaka at Wikimedia Commons
- Fujiidera City official website (Japanese)
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