Sakuragawa, Ibaraki

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Sakuragawa
桜川市
City
Sakuragawa City Hall
Sakuragawa City Hall
Flag of Sakuragawa
Flag
Official seal of Sakuragawa
Seal
Location of Sakuragawa in Ibaraki Prefecture
Location of Sakuragawa in Ibaraki Prefecture
Sakuragawa is located in Japan
Sakuragawa
Sakuragawa
 
Coordinates: 36°19′38.3″N 140°5′26″E / 36.327306°N 140.09056°E / 36.327306; 140.09056Coordinates: 36°19′38.3″N 140°5′26″E / 36.327306°N 140.09056°E / 36.327306; 140.09056
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Ibaraki Prefecture
Area
 • Total 180.06 km2 (69.52 sq mi)
Population (September 2015)
 • Total 42,484
 • Density 236/km2 (610/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- Tree Sakura
- Flower Lilium auratum
- Bird Japanese bush warbler
Phone number 0296-58-5126
Address 1023 Haneda, Sakuragawa-shi, Ibaraki-ken 309-1293
Website http://www.city.sakuragawa.lg.jp/

Sakuragawa (桜川市, Sakuragawa-shi) is a city located in Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan. As of September 2015, the city had an estimated population of 42,484, and a population density of 236 persons per km². Its total area is 180.06  km².

Geography[edit]

Located in central-western Ibaraki Prefecture, Sakuragawa is bordered by Tochigi Prefecture to the north. The city is lined by mountains along its east side, named Tomiya, Amabiki, Kaba and Ashio, from north to south. Mt. Tsukuba dominates the southern side, although it is not located within the borders of the city. The eponymous Sakuragawa River has its source in the Iwase area of the city.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The city of Sakuragawa was established on October 1, 2005, from the merger of the towns of Iwase (in the north), Makabe (in the south) with the village of Yamato (in the center). Iwase was formerly from Nishiibaraki District, while Makabe and Yamato were formerly from Makabe District.

Economy[edit]

The economy of Sakuragawa is primarily agricultural. Stone quarrying is also important.

Education[edit]

Sakuragawa has seven elementary schools, five middle schools and three high schools.

Transportation[edit]

Train[edit]

Highway[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

  • Makabe old town with 104 buildings listed as Registered Tangible Cultural Properties
  • Amibiki Kannon
  • Makabe Doll Festival
  • "Tsukuba Ring-Ring Road" – a bicycle road connecting Iwase to Tsukuba along a former railway line.

Noted people from Sakuragawa[edit]

External links[edit]

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