Taihaku-ku, Sendai

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Taihaku Ward
Taihaku Ward Office
Taihaku Ward Office
Location of Taihaku-ku in Sendai
Location of Taihaku-ku in Sendai
Taihaku is located in Japan
Coordinates: 38°13′27.5″N 140°52′37.8″E / 38.224306°N 140.877167°E / 38.224306; 140.877167Coordinates: 38°13′27.5″N 140°52′37.8″E / 38.224306°N 140.877167°E / 38.224306; 140.877167
 • Total228.39 km2 (88.18 sq mi)
 (April 1, 2017)
 • Total226,069
 • Density997/km2 (2,580/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
Phone number022-261-1111
Address3-1-15 Nagamachi-minami, Taihaku-ku, Sendai-shi, Miyagi-ken 982-8601
WebsiteOfficial website (in Japanese)

Taihaku-ku (太白区) is the southernmost ward of the city Sendai, in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 April 2017, the ward had a population of 226,069 and a population density of 1470 persons per km2 in 102,728 households[1]. The total area of the ward was 228.39 square kilometres (88.18 sq mi). Taihaku-ku is eleventh largest ward in Japan in terms of area, and second-largest in Sendai (behind Aoba-ku).[2][3] The western portion of the ward is the former town of Akiu, Miyagi.


Taihaku-ku is located inland, forming the southern portion of Sendai metropolis. The area is mountainous to the west, and the Natori River flows through the ward.

Neighboring municipalities[edit]


The area of present-day Taihaku-ku was part of ancient Mutsu Province, and has been settled since at least the Japanese Paleolithic period. The area was inhabited by the Emishi people, and came under the control of the Yamato dynasty during the late Nara period. During the Heian period, it was controlled by the Abe clan, followed by the Northern Fujiwara clan of Hiraizumi. During the Sengoku period, the area was dominated by various samurai clans before coming under the control of the Date clan during the Edo period, who ruled Sendai Domain under the Tokugawa shogunate. With the establishment of the post-Meiji restoration municipalities system, the area was organised into Natori District of Miyagi Prefecture. The expanding city of Sendai annexed the town of Nagamachi in 1928, villages of Nishitaga in 1932, Tanaka in 1941, Oide in 1956 and town of Akiu in 1988. On April 1, 1989 when Sendai became a designated city by the national government with increased local autonomy, Taihaku-ku was formed as one of the five wards of the city.





Colleges and universities[edit]

Primary and secondary schools[edit]

Taihaku-ku has 28 public elementary schools and 14 public junior high schools operated by the city government. The ward has four public high schools operated by the Miyagi Prefectural Board of Education. Mirage Prefecture also operates two special education schools within the ward. In addition, Taihaku-ku is host to the Tohoku Korean Primary and Junior High School, a North Korean international school.[4]

Local attractions[edit]


  1. ^ Sendai city official statistics(in Japanese)
  2. ^ M.Higashide. "Nationwide Ward Area Ranking" (in Japanese). Archived from the original on 2007-09-21. Retrieved 2007-01-06.
  3. ^ Geographic Survey Institute (2006-04-01). "2006-04-01 data survey" (in Japanese). Archived from the original on 2006-12-10. Retrieved 2007-01-06.
  4. ^ "アクセス." Tohoku Korean Primary and Junior High School. Retrieved on 13 October 2015. "住所 〒 982-0837 宮城県仙台市太白区長町越路19-558(仙台駅よりバスで約25分)"

External links[edit]

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