Mizuho, Tokyo

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Mizuho
瑞穂町
Town
Mizuho Town Hall
Mizuho Town Hall
Flag of Mizuho
Flag
Official seal of Mizuho
Seal
Location of Mizuho in Tokyo
Location of Mizuho in Tokyo
Mizuho is located in Japan
Mizuho
Mizuho
 
Coordinates: 35°46′19.1″N 139°21′14.5″E / 35.771972°N 139.354028°E / 35.771972; 139.354028Coordinates: 35°46′19.1″N 139°21′14.5″E / 35.771972°N 139.354028°E / 35.771972; 139.354028
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Tokyo
District Nishitama
Area
 • Total 16.85 km2 (6.51 sq mi)
Population (February 2016)
 • Total 33,117
 • Density 1,970/km2 (5,100/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols  
• Tree Osmanthus
Pine
• Flower Camellia sinensis
Azalea
Osmanthus
• Bird Eurasian skylark
Phone number 042-557-0501
Address 2335 Hakonegasaki, Mizuho-machi, Nishitama-gun Tokyo 190-1292
Website www.town.mizuho.tokyo.jp

Mizuho (瑞穂町 Mizuho-machi?) is a town located in the western portion of Tokyo Metropolis, in the central Kantō region of Japan. As of 1 February 2016, the town had an estimated population of 33,117 and a population density of 1970 persons per km². Its total area was 16.85 square kilometres (6.51 sq mi).[1]

Geography[edit]

Mizuho is located in the foothills of the Okutama Mountains of western Tokyo, bordered by Saitama Prefecture to the north.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The area of present-day Mizuho was part of ancient Musashi Province. In the post-Meiji Restoration cadastral reform of July 22, 1878, the area became part of Nishitama District in Kanagawa Prefecture. The villages of Hakenogasaki, Ishihata, Tonogaya and Nagaoka were created on April 1, 1889 with the establishment of municipalities law. Nishitama District was transferred to the administrative control of Tokyo Metropolis on April 1, 1893. The town of Mizuho was established by the merger of the four villages on November 10, 1940. Mizuho annexed the neighbouring town on Moto-Sayama from Saitama Prefecture in 1958.

Education[edit]

Mizuho has five public elementary schools, two public middle schools and one public high school (Mizuho Nōgei High School). There is also one special education school.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

Sister city[edit]

In popular media[edit]

The town in the romance visual novel and anime called Clannad by Key was heavily based upon Mizuho.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Official website(Japanese)
  2. ^ "US-Japan Sister Cities by State". Asia Matters for America. Honolulu, HI: East-West Center. Retrieved 20 November 2015. 

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