Fujinomiya, Shizuoka

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Fujinomiya
富士宮市
City
Mount Fuji and Fujinomiya City Office
Mount Fuji and Fujinomiya City Office
Flag of Fujinomiya
Flag
Official seal of Fujinomiya
Seal
Location of Fujinomiya in Shizuoka Prefecture
Location of Fujinomiya in Shizuoka Prefecture
Fujinomiya is located in Japan
Fujinomiya
Fujinomiya
 
Coordinates: 35°13′19.6″N 138°37′17.8″E / 35.222111°N 138.621611°E / 35.222111; 138.621611Coordinates: 35°13′19.6″N 138°37′17.8″E / 35.222111°N 138.621611°E / 35.222111; 138.621611
Country Japan
Region Chūbu (Tōkai)
Prefecture Shizuoka Prefecture
Government
 • -Mayor Naoyoshi Komuro
Area
 • Total 389.08 km2 (150.22 sq mi)
Population (September 2015)
 • Total 130,298
 • Density 337/km2 (870/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Maple
- Flower Fujizakura
- Bird Euasian skylark
- Fish Rainbow trout
Phone number 0544-22-1119
Address 150 Yumizawachō, Fujinomiya-shi, Shizuoka-ken 418-8601
Website www.city.fujinomiya.shizuoka.jp

Fujinomiya (富士宮市 Fujinomiya-shi?) is a city located in central Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan.

As of September 2015, the city had an estimated population of 130,928 and a population density of 337 persons per km². The total area was 388.99 square kilometres (150.19 sq mi).

Geography[edit]

Fujinomiya is located in central Shizuoka Prefecture on an upland plateau on the foothills and lower slopes of Mount Fuji with an altitude ranging from 35 meters to 3336 meters. The average temperature is 15.6 deg C. Much of the city lies within the borders of the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park.

Fujinomiya is known as one of the main starting points for climbing trips to Mount Fuji, the summit of which is partly within the borders of the city. As with most of Shizuoka Prefecture, the area enjoys a warm maritime climate with hot, humid summers and mild, cool winters.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

Fujinomiya is an ancient settlement, developing as a market town associated with the Ichinomiya, or supreme Shinto shrine of Suruga Province, the Fujisan Hongū Sengen Taisha (富士山本宮浅間大社?). It was also a post town (fortified during the Sengoku period) on the primary route connecting Suruga with Kai Province. During the Edo period, the area was tenryō territory under direct control of the Tokugawa shogunate. British consul Sir Rutherford Alcock made the first recorded ascent on Mount Fuji by a non-Japanese person from Fujinomiya in 1860. During the cadastral reform of the early Meiji period in 1889, the area was reorganized into Omiya Town and eight villages with Fuji District, Shizuoka.

The modern city was established on June 1, 1942 with the merger of Omiya Town with neighoring Fujioka Village. The city expanded by annexing neighboring Fujine village in 1955, and Kitayama, Shiraito, Kamiide and Ueno villages in 1956.

The most recent merger was on March 23, 2010, when the town of Shibakawa (from Fuji District) was merged into Fujinomiya.

Economy[edit]

Fujinomiya is an industrial center within Shizuoka Prefecture, traditionally with a heavy emphasis on the paper industry. Other manufacturing industries include rotating equipment, chemicals and pharmaceuticals.

Education[edit]

Fujinomiya has 21 elementary schools, 13 public and one private middle schools, and four public and two private high schools.

Transportation[edit]

Rail[edit]

Highway[edit]

Bus[edit]

Sister city relations[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

Festivals[edit]

  • Hatsumōde (Fujisan Hongū Sengen Taisha)
  • Yabusame (Horseback archery) Festival (May 4, 5, 6)
  • Oyamabiraki (opening of climbing season) July 1
  • Gojinka-festival (August)
  • Fujinomiya Autumn Festival (November 3, 4, 5)

Events[edit]

Noted people from Fujinomiya[edit]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US-Japan Sister Cities by State". Asia Matters for America. Honolulu, HI: East-West Center. Retrieved 20 November 2015. 
  2. ^ "International Exchange". List of Affiliation Partners within Prefectures. Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR). Retrieved 21 November 2015. 

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