Tamaki town hall
Location of Tamaki in Mie Prefecture
|• Total||40.94 km2 (15.81 sq mi)|
|Population (September 2012)|
|• Density||373/km2 (970/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)|
|- Flower||Cherry blossom|
|Address||114-2 Tamaru, Tamaki-chō, Watarai-gun, Mie-ken 519-0495|
Tamaki (玉城町 Tamaki-chō) is a town located in Watarai District, Mie Prefecture, Japan. As of September 2012, the town had an estimated population of 15,280 and a population density of 373 persons per km². The total area was 40.94 km².
Tamaki is an inland municipality, located in eastern Kii Peninsula, near the geographic center of Mie Prefecture. Springtime in Tamaki-chō features cherry blossoms, rice fields, persimmon trees, nurseries and vegetable fields growing daikon, cabbage and more. There are many forests which have been designated as wildlife protection areas.
Tamaki was the site of a Sengoku period Japanese castle, Tamaru Castle, initially built by the Kitabatake clan, which dominated the surrounding area, including access to the Ise Grand Shrines. The castle was destroyed in the early Meiji period.
Tamaru Town was created within Watarai District of Mie Prefecture with the establishment of the municipalities system on April 1, 1889. It assumed its present name on April 10 1955.
The town serves as a commercial center for the surrounding region.
Tamaki is not served by the Japanese national highway system.
Sister city relations
Media related to Tamaki, Mie at Wikimedia Commons
- Tamaki official website (in Japanese)