Inashiki city hall
Location of Inashiki in Ibaraki Prefecture
|• Total||205.81 km2 (79.46 sq mi)|
|Population (September 2015)|
|• Density||210/km2 (500/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Bird||Japanese bush warbler|
|Address||3277-1 Edosaki, Inashiki-shi, Ibaraki-ken 300-0595|
Inashiki (稲敷市 Inashiki-shi?) is a city located in Ibaraki Prefecture, in the northern Kantō region of Japan. As of September 2015, the city had an estimated population of 43,178 and a population density of 210 persons per km². Its total area was 205.81 square kilometres (79.46 sq mi).
Inashiki is located in southern Ibaraki Prefecture, bordered by Lake Kasumigaura to the north and Chiba Prefecture to the south. It is approximately 90 kilometers northeast of Tokyo.
The city of Inashiki was established on March 22, 2005, from the merger of the towns of Azuma, Edosaki and Shintone, and the village of Sakuragawa (all from Inashiki District). On February 21, 2014, a magnitude 4.7 earthquake struck 8 kilometers east of Inashiki.
The economy of Inashiki is primarily agricultural, with rice, broccoli, lotus root, kabocha pumpkins as major cash crops.
- Inashiki has 16 elementary schools, four middle schools and one high school.
Inashiki has no passenger railway services.
- Ken-Ō Expressway – Edosaki PA, Inashiki IC, Inashiki-Higashi IC
- Japan National Route 51
- Japan National Route 125
- Japan National Route 408
- Edosaki Gion Festival
Notable people from Inashiki
- Inazuma Raigorō, sumo wrestler
- Tatsuya Kawajiri, mixed martial arts
- Shirō Takasu, admiral in the Imperial Japanese Navy
- "M4.7 - 8km E of Inashiki, Japan 2014-02-21 22:31:11 UTC". USGS. Retrieved 22 February 2014.
- "International Exchange". List of Affiliation Partners within Prefectures. Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR). Retrieved 21 November 2015.
Media related to Inashiki, Ibaraki at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website (Japanese)