Kanie, Aichi

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Sunari Festival
Sunari Festival
Flag of Kanie
Official seal of Kanie
Map of Aichi Prefecture with Kanie highlighted in yellow
Map of Aichi Prefecture with Kanie highlighted in yellow
Kanie is located in Japan
Coordinates: 35°07′56.1″N 136°47′12.5″E / 35.132250°N 136.786806°E / 35.132250; 136.786806Coordinates: 35°07′56.1″N 136°47′12.5″E / 35.132250°N 136.786806°E / 35.132250; 136.786806
RegionChūbu region
Tōkai region
 • Total11.09 km2 (4.28 sq mi)
 (October 1, 2019)
 • Total37,082
 • Density3,300/km2 (8,700/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- TreeOsmanthus fragrans
- FlowerJapanese iris
Phone number0567-95-1111
Address3-1 Gakuto, Kanie-chō, Ama-gun, Aichi-ken 497-8601
WebsiteOfficial website
Kanie town office
Saya River in Kanie

Kanie (蟹江町, Kanie-chō) is a town located in Ama District, Aichi Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 October 2019, the town had an estimated population of 37,082 in 16,647 households,[1] and a population density of 3,344 persons per km². The total area of the town was 11.09 square kilometres (4.28 sq mi).


The origin of the town's name comes from the once-plentiful crab (, kani) population.[2]


Kanie is located in the southwest Aichi Prefecture in the extreme end of the Nōbi Plain at the delta of the Kiso River, bordering on Ise Bay to the south. The average elevation of the town is sea level.

Neighboring municipalities[edit]


Per Japanese census data,[3] the population of Kanie has been increasing over the past 50 years.

Historical population
1960 15,639—    
1970 24,377+55.9%
1980 30,966+27.0%
1990 34,428+11.2%
2000 36,240+5.3%
2010 36,639+1.1%


The town has a climate characterized by hot and humid summers, and relatively mild winters (Köppen climate classification Cfa). The average annual temperature in Kanie is 15.6 °C. The average annual rainfall is 1678 mm with September as the wettest month. The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 27.8 °C, and lowest in January, at around 4.4 °C.[4]


Kanie was part of ancient Owari Province. During the Sengoku period, it was the site of the Siege of Kanie, where Toyotomi Hideyoshi fought the Oda clan to secure his hold over the province. It was part of the holdings of the Owari Domain under the Edo period Tokugawa shogunate. With the Meiji period establishment of the modern municipalities system on April 1, 1889 the town of Kanie was established. The 1891 Mino–Owari earthquake caused extensive damage to the area. In October 2003, Kanie participated in discussions with regards to a possible merge with neighboring town of Yatomi and village of Jūshiyama. However, negotiations failed in 2004 and Kanie decided to remain as an independent municipality.


Kanie is primarily a regional commercial center and bedroom community for the Nagoya metropolis.


Kanie has five public elementary schools and two public junior high schools operated by the town government. The town does not have a high school. Middle schools

  • Kanie Middle School
  • Kanie-Kita Middle School

Elementary schools

  • Kanie Elementary School
  • Funairi Elementary School
  • Sunishi Elementary School
  • Shin-Kanie Elementary School
  • Funairi Elementary School



JR logo (central).svg Central Japan Railway Company - Kansai Main Line

KintetsuLogo.svg Kintetsu RailwayNagoya Line


Sister city relations[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

  • Owari Onsen hot spring
  • Sunari Festival

Noted people from Kanie[edit]


  1. ^ Kanie Town official statistics (in Japanese)
  2. ^ "Introduction to Kanie town". Kanie official website. Retrieved 9 August 2011.
  3. ^ Kanie population statistics
  4. ^ Kanie climate data
  5. ^ "International Exchange". Sister city tie-up interchange business. Kanie Town. Retrieved 9 May 2019.

External links[edit]

Media related to Kanie, Aichi at Wikimedia Commons