Mito, Aichi

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This article is about the town in Aichi Prefecture, Japan. For the capital city of Ibaraki Prefecture, see Mito, Ibaraki. There are two towns with names written identically in Japanese in two other prefectures; see Mitsu, Hyogo and Mitsu, Okayama.
Mito
御津町
Former municipality
Mito Town Office
Mito Town Office
Location of Mito in Aichi Prefecture
Location of Mito in Aichi Prefecture
Mito is located in Japan
Mito
Mito
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 34°49′N 137°19′E / 34.817°N 137.317°E / 34.817; 137.317Coordinates: 34°49′N 137°19′E / 34.817°N 137.317°E / 34.817; 137.317
Country Japan
Region Chūbu (Tōkai)
Prefecture Aichi Prefecture
District Hoi
Merged January 15, 2008
(now part of Toyokawa)
Area
 • Total 18.73 km2 (7.23 sq mi)
Population (November 1, 2007)
 • Total 13,536
 • Density 722.69/km2 (1,871.8/sq mi)
Symbols
 • Tree Japanese Black Pine
 • Flower Dwarf azalea
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Website City of Toyokawa
Mito Junior High School
Mito High School
Aichi-Mito Station

Mito (御津町, Mito-chō?) was a town located in Hoi District, Aichi Prefecture, Japan.

On January 15, 2008, Mito, along with the town of Otowa (also from Hoi District), was merged into the expanded city of Toyokawa.

As of 2007 (the last data available prior to the merger), the town had an estimated population of 13,536 and a population density of 722.69 persons per km². The total area was 18.73 km².

History[edit]

The area around Mito has been settled since prehistoric times, and archaeologists have found numerous remains from the Jomon, Yayoi and Kofun periods.

  • 1930: Mito Town was founded.
  • 1939: Symbol of Mito was adopted.
  • 1947: Mito Junior High School was founded. Goyu Station changed its name to Aichi-Mito Station.
  • 1976: New town office was completed.
  • 1979: Crematory was completed.
  • 1980: Ceremony to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of Mito Town was held.
  • 1986: Mito High School was founded.
  • 1992: Mt. Mito promenade (御津山遊歩道) was completed. Water purification plant was completed.
  • 1995: Heartful Hall was completed.
  • 1996: The first Mito Festival (みとまつり Mito Matsuri) was held.
  • 2000: Welfare and Health Center opened.
  • October 2, 2007: Mito Town Library opened in the Heartful Hall.
  • January 15, 2008: Mito Town, along with Otowa Town (also from Hoi District), was merged into the expanded Toyokawa City.

Region[edit]

Education[edit]

Primary schools[edit]

  • Mito Nanbu Primary School
  • Mito Hokubu Primary School

Junior High school[edit]

  • Mito Junior High School

High school[edit]

  • Mito High School (御津高校)

Social education[edit]

Ceremony Hall[edit]

  • Heartful Hall

Library[edit]

  • Mito Town Library

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Road[edit]

Bus[edit]

  • Meitetsu Tohbu Kanko (Sunrise Bus) - Toyohashi Line

Local attractions[edit]

  • Daionji Temple (大恩寺)
  • Mt. Mito (御津山)
  • Miyukihama (御幸浜)
  • Ruins of the Takemoto Castle (竹本城址)
  • Mikawa Coastal Green Tract (三河臨海緑地)
  • Mikawa-Mito Marina (三河御津マリーナ)

Noted persons from Mito[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Mito, Aichi at Wikimedia Commons