Ōgaki, Gifu

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Ōgaki Castle
Ōgaki Castle
Flag of Ōgaki
Official seal of Ōgaki
Location of Ōgaki in Gifu Prefecture
Location of Ōgaki in Gifu Prefecture
Ōgaki is located in Japan
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 35°22′N 136°37′E / 35.367°N 136.617°E / 35.367; 136.617Coordinates: 35°22′N 136°37′E / 35.367°N 136.617°E / 35.367; 136.617
Country Japan
Region Chūbu
Prefecture Gifu Prefecture
 • Mayor Bin Ogawa
 • Total 206.52 km2 (79.74 sq mi)
Population (31 August 2016)
 • Total 162,132
 • Density 790/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
 • Tree Cinnamomum camphora
 • Flower Satsuki azalea
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City hall address 2-29 Marunouchi, Ōgaki-shi, Gifu-ken
Website www.city.ogaki.lg.jp
Ōgaki Castle in 1933

Ōgaki (大垣市?, Ōgaki-shi) is a city in Gifu Prefecture, Japan. It was incorporated as a city on April 1, 1918.

As of January 31, 2013, the city has an estimated population of 163,364[1] and a population density of 790 persons per km². The total area is 206.52 km².

Ōgaki was the final destination for the haiku poet Matsuo Bashō on one of his long journeys as recounted in his book Oku no Hosomichi. Every November the city holds a Bashō Festival.


Ōgaki is located in the northwest area of the Nōbi Plain in Gifu Prefecture and is known as being the most centrally-located city in Japan.

As a result of its 2006 merger with the town of Kamiishizu (from Yōrō District), and the town of Sunomata (from Anpachi District), the city consists of three disconnected regions, with Sunomata in the east, the original Ōgaki in the center, and Kamiishizu in the southwest.[2]

The main river flowing through the city is the Ibi River; however, the Nagara River forms the border between Ōgaki and the neighboring cities of Gifu and Hashima.

Adjacent municipalities[edit]

Municipal annexations[edit]

  • April 1918: Gained municipal status
  • April 1928: Merged with parts of the village of Kitakuise, Anpachi District (specifically the localities of Kido, Minamiisshiki, Kasagi, Kasanui and Gama)
  • December 1934: Merged with village of Minamikuise, Anpachi District
  • June 1935: Merged with village of Tagishima, Anpachi District
  • June 1936: Merged with village of Yasui, Anpachi District
  • February 1940: Merged with villages of Urū and Shizusato, Fuwa District
  • October 1947: Merged with villages of Ayasato, Fuwa District, and Sumoto, Anpachi District
  • June 1948: Merged with village of Asakusa, Anpachi District
  • October 1948: Merged with village of Kawanami and the Maze part of Maki, Anpachi District
  • April 1949: Merged with village of Nakagawa, Anpachi District
  • April 1951: Merged with village of Wagō, Anpachi District
  • June 1952: Merged with village of Mitsukoshi, Anpachi District
  • October 1954: Merged with village of Arasaki, Fuwa District
  • September 1967: Merged with town of Akasaka, Fuwa District
  • April 1988: Established city constitution
  • March 27, 2006: Merged with towns of Kamiishizu, Yōrō District, and Sunomata, Anpachi District[2]

Sister and friendship cities[edit]

Ōgaki is twinned with the following towns and cities.

Educational institutions[edit]

Universities and colleges[edit]

High schools[edit]

  • Ogaki Kita Senior High School[5]
  • Ogaki Higashi Senior High School
  • Ogaki Minami Senior High School
  • Ogaki Nishi Senior High School
  • Ogaki Technical High School
  • Ogaki-Shogyo Business High School[6]
  • Nihon University Ogaki Senior High School
  • Ogaki School for Handicapped (primary through senior high)
  • Hirano Gakuen
  • Ogaki Sakura High School

International schools[edit]



  • Central Japan Railway Company
  • Yoro Railway
    • Yoro Railway Line: Otoba Station, Tomoe Station, Mino Aoyagi Station, Nishi Ogaki Station, Ogaki Station, Muro Station, Kita Ogaki Station
  • Tarumi Railway Company
    • Tarumi Line: Ogaki Station, Higashi Ogaki Station
  • Seino Railway (freight railway)
    • Seino Ichihashi Line: Mino Akasaka Station, Otomezaka Station, Saruiwa Station, Ichihashi Station
    • Seino Hirui Line: Mino Akasaka Station, Mino Okubo Station, Hirui Station


Visitor attractions[edit]


  1. ^ 人口と世帯 [Population and households]. Ogaki official website (in Japanese). Ogaki City. Retrieved 24 February 2013. 
  2. ^ a b 総括 1 大垣市の沿革 (PDF). Ōgaki official website (in Japanese). Retrieved August 17, 2011. 
  3. ^ http://www.beavertonoregon.gov/index.aspx?NID=1552.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ "Stuttgarter Stadtporträt/Städtepartnerschaften/Internationale Partnerschaften/Besonders freundschaftliche Beziehungen". Landeshauptstadt Stuttgart, Abteilung Außenbeziehungen (Official website of Stuttgart) (in German). 
  5. ^ [1]
  6. ^ [2]
  7. ^ "Escolas Brasileiras Homologadas no Japão" (Archive). Embassy of Brazil in Tokyo. Retrieved on October 13, 2015.

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