Upper: Aeon Mall Higashiura, Odai Park
middle:Aisai Kenko-no-mori Park, Kenko-in
lower: Higashiura Station
Location of Higashiura in Aichi Prefecture
|• Mayor||Akihiko Kamiya|
|• Total||31.14 km2 (12.02 sq mi)|
|• Density||1,600/km2 (4,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)|
|- Tree||Cinnamomum camphora |
|- Flower||Deutzia crenata|
|Address||Higashiura-chō, Chita-gun, Aichi-ken 470-2192|
Higashiura (東浦町 Higashiura-chō) is a town located in Chita District, Aichi Prefecture, Japan. As of February 2015, the town had an estimated population of 49,794 and a population density of 1600 persons per km². The total area was 31.14 km².
Higashiura is located in the northern tip of Chita Peninsula in southern Aichi Prefecture.
The area around Higashiraura has been settled since prehistoric times, and archaeologists have uncovered Jōmon period shell middens dating approximately 7000 BC. In the Sengoku period, the area was under the control of the Mizuno clan and was the birthplace of the mother of Tokugawa Ieyasu. In the Edo period, it was part of the holdings of Owari Domain.
The village of Higashiura was established on May 1, 1906 through the merger of five hamlets, all within Chita District. It was elevated to town status on June 1, 1948.
Higashiura contains a high school, three middle schools and seven elementary schools.
- Central Japan Railway Company – Taketoyo Line
- Odai Matsuri - held annually in April
- 東浦町の概要 (in Japanese). Higashiura. Retrieved 21 January 2011.
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- Official website (in Japanese)