Shinshiro, Aichi

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Battle of Nagashino Festival
Battle of Nagashino Festival
Flag of Shinshiro
Official seal of Shinshiro
Location of Shinshiro in Aichi Prefecture
Location of Shinshiro in Aichi Prefecture
Shinshiro is located in Japan
Coordinates: 34°54′57.3″N 137°29′55″E / 34.915917°N 137.49861°E / 34.915917; 137.49861Coordinates: 34°54′57.3″N 137°29′55″E / 34.915917°N 137.49861°E / 34.915917; 137.49861
RegionChūbu (Tōkai)
PrefectureAichi Prefecture
 • MayorRyoji Hozumi (since October 2005)
 • Total499.23 km2 (192.75 sq mi)
(May 2015)
 • Total47,074
 • Density94.3/km2 (244/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
City symbols 
• TreePrunus serrulata
• FlowerLilium auratum
• BirdEurasian scops-owl
Phone number0536-23-1111
Address6-1 Higashi-Iribune, Shinshiro-shi, Aichi-ken 441-1392
WebsiteOfficial website
Shinshiro City Hall

Shinshiro (新城市, Shinshiro-shi) is a city located in Aichi Prefecture, Japan.

As of May 2015, the city had an estimated population of 47,074 and a population density of 94.3 persons per km2. The total area was 499.23 square kilometres (192.75 sq mi).


Shinshiro is located in east-central Aichi Prefecture. Much of the northern and eastern portion of the city area is covered in mountains and forest, and most is within the borders of the Aichi Kōgen Quasi-National Park

Neighboring municipalities[edit]


Battle of Nagashino in 1575

The area of present-day Shinshiro was part of the territories of the Okudaira clan, the predecessors of the Matsudaira clan and Tokugawa clan during the Sengoku period. Their stronghold, Nagashino Castle in what is now the northern part of Shinshiro, was the site of the Battle of Nagashino, between the forces of Oda Nobunaga and the Takeda clan. Noda Castle, at which Takeda Shingen was wounded at the Siege of Noda was also located within the borders of Shinshiro. During the Edo period, most of the area was tenryō territory ruled directly by the Tokugawa shogunate through hatamoto administrators.

After the start of the Meiji period, Shinshiro Town in Minamishitara District, Aichi Prefecture was proclaimed on October 1, 1889. The area of the town expanded through annexation of neighboring villages in 1955 and 1956. The city of Shinshiro was proclaimed on November 1, 1958.

On October 1, 2005, the town of Hōrai, and the village of Tsukude (both from Minamishitara District) were merged into Shinshiro. The city of Shinshiro now covers all of former Minamishitara District.


Shinshiro is a regional commercial center, with the economy concentrated on agriculture and light manufacturing.





Sister city relations[edit]

Shinshiro was part of the 1998 summit of worldwide cities named "New Castle" with:

Local attractions[edit]

Notable people from Shinshiro[edit]


  1. ^ "International Exchange". List of Affiliation Partners within Prefectures. Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR). Retrieved 21 November 2015.
  2. ^ "US-Japan Sister Cities by State". Asia Matters for America. Honolulu, HI: East-West Center. Retrieved 20 November 2015.

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