Location of Kiyosu in Aichi Prefecture
|• Mayor||Shizuharu Kato (since August 2005)|
|• Total||17.32 km2 (6.69 sq mi)|
|Population (May 2015)|
|• Density||3,830/km2 (9,900/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Tree||Cornus florida|
|- Flower||Tulip, Cherry blossom|
|Address||1238 Sukaguchi, Kiyosu-shi, Aichi-ken 452-8569|
Kiyosu is located in far western Aichi Prefecture, bordered by the Nagoya metropolis to the east.
Kiyosu was the location of a post town (Kiyosu-juku) on the junction of the Nakasendō and the Minoji connecting Kamakura with Kyoto and the Ise Shrine during the Kamakura period. In the Muromachi period, the area was fortified with the construction of Kiyosu Castle, which subsequently became a stronghold of the Oda clan and the base from which Oda Nobunaga consolidated his control over Owari Province during the Sengoku period. After the start of the Edo period, Kiyosu Castle was dismantled by order of Tokugawa Ieyasu, and most of the population relocated to Nagoya. By the start of the Meiji period, the area was a rural area organized into Nishikasugai District of Aichi Prefecture. The town of Kiyosu was proclaimed on August 1, 1889.
- Central Japan Railway Company – Tōkaidō Main Line
- Meitetsu – Nagoya Main Line
- Meitetsu – Inuyama Line
- Meitetsu – Tsushima Line
- Nagoya Dai-ni Kanjo Expressway
- Route 6 (Nagoya Expressway)
- Route 16 (Nagoya Expressway)
- Japan National Route 22
- Japan National Route 302
- Aichi Medical College for Physical and Occupational Therapy
- Nagoya Bunri University
- Kiyosu has eight elementary schools, four middle schools and two high schools
Sister city relations
Notable people from Kiyosu
- Yoshio Ishida – professional go player
- Ai Kato – actress and model
- Akira Toriyama – manga, game artist and character designer. The creator of Dragon Ball.
- "International Exchange". List of Affiliation Partners within Prefectures. Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR). Retrieved 21 November 2015.
Media related to Kiyosu at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website (in Japanese)