Nirasaki, Yamanashi

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Ganjo-ji temple in Nirasaki
Ganjo-ji temple in Nirasaki
Flag of Nirasaki
Official seal of Nirasaki
Location of Nirasaki in Yamanashi Prefecture
Location of Nirasaki in Yamanashi Prefecture
Nirasaki is located in Japan
Coordinates: 35°42′31.9″N 138°26′46.1″E / 35.708861°N 138.446139°E / 35.708861; 138.446139Coordinates: 35°42′31.9″N 138°26′46.1″E / 35.708861°N 138.446139°E / 35.708861; 138.446139
Country Japan
Region Chūbu (Kantō)
Prefecture Yamanashi Prefecture
 • Mayor Komei Yokouchi (since November 2006)
 • Total 143.69 km2 (55.48 sq mi)
Population (November 1 2015)
 • Total 31,006
 • Density 216/km2 (560/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
-Tree Cherry blossom
-Flower Zelkova serrata
-Bird Falco tinnunculus
Phone number 0551-22-1111
Address 1-3-1 Suijin, Nirasaki-shi, Yamanashi-ken 407-8501
Website Official website
Nirasaki City Hall

Nirasaki (韮崎市?, Nirasaki-shi) is a city in central Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan.

As of November 2015, the city had an estimated population of 31,006 and a population density of 216 persons per km². The total area was 132.69 square kilometres (51.23 sq mi).[1]


Nirasaki is located in northeastern Yamanashi Prefecture, bordered to the east and west by the Minami Alps National Park.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

Yamanashi Prefecture


The area around present-day Nirasaki was the ancestral homeland of the Takeda clan, which dominated Kai Province in the Sengoku period. During the Edo period, the area was tenryō territory under the direct administration of the Tokugawa shogunate, and the village of Niirasaki was a post town on the Kōshū Kaidō highway. During the early Meiji period, the area was organized into 14 villages under Kitakoma District, Yamanashi. Nirasaki was elevated to town status on September 20, 1892. Modern Nirasaki City was founded by merger of Nirasaki with ten surrounding villages on October 10, 1954. [2]


Nirasaki has five elementary schools, two middle schools and two high schools.




Sister city relations[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

  • Site of Shimpu Castle, Takeda Hachiman-gu, Ganjo-ji
  • Site of Hakusan Castle
  • Nirasaki Asahi onsen
  • Nirasaki Ōmura Art Museum

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ "Nirasaki official home page". 
  2. ^ "Nirasaki official timeline" (PDF). 
  3. ^ "City of Fairfield,CA - Sister City Program". 
  4. ^ "International Exchange". List of Affiliation Partners within Prefectures. Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR). Retrieved 21 November 2015. 

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