Toda, Saitama

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Toda
戸田市
City
Toda City Hall
Toda City Hall
Flag of Toda
Flag
Official seal of Toda
Seal
Location of Toda in Saitama Prefecture
Location of Toda in Saitama Prefecture
Toda is located in Japan
Toda
Toda
Location of Toda in Saitama Prefecture
Coordinates: 35°49′3.4″N 139°40′40.5″E / 35.817611°N 139.677917°E / 35.817611; 139.677917Coordinates: 35°49′3.4″N 139°40′40.5″E / 35.817611°N 139.677917°E / 35.817611; 139.677917
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Saitama Prefecture
Area
 • Total 18.19 km2 (7.02 sq mi)
Population (February 2016)
 • Total 136,652
 • Density 7,510/km2 (19,500/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Osmanthus
- Flower Primula sieboldii
Phone number 048-441-1800
Address 1-18-1 Kamitoda, Toda-shi, Saitama-ken 335-8588
Website Official website

Toda (戸田市?, Toda-shi) is a city located in Saitama Prefecture, in the central Kantō region of Japan. As of 1 February 2016, the city had an estimated population of 136,652 and a population density of 7510 persons per km². Its total area was 18.19 square kilometres (7.02 sq mi).

Geography[edit]

Toda is located in far southeastern Saitama Prefecture, separated from Tokyo by the Arakawa River. The Sasame River also flows through the city before joining the Arakawa.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The villages of Niizo, Kamitoda and Shimotoda were created within Kitaadachi District, Saitama with the establishment of the municipalities system on April 1, 1889. The villages merged on June 1, 1941 to form the town of Toda. The town annexed the village of Misasa on July 20, 1957. The rowing competition of the 1964 Tokyo Olympics took place in Toda near to where the present day Toda-Koen Station is located. The rowing area which is adjacent to the Arakawa River is still in use today. Toda was elevated to city status on October 1, 1966.

Economy[edit]

Much of the residential and commercial development in Toda is due to its proximity to the city of Tokyo and the efficient commuter rail links available. This has enabled Toda to act as a bedroom community of Tokyo and is thus an apt location of residence for those who wish to work in the Tokyo Metropolis. There has been a continuous increase in population since the construction of the three Saikyo Line stations in the 1980s and this has had a positive effect on the economy and development of the city.

There are a significant number of transportation/logistics and printing-based enterprises in Toda. Large companies that have their headquarters in Toda-shi include Okazen Transportation (Haulage/Logistics), Khobho (IT services), Chiyoda (Food Manufacturing). Other large companies that have significant operations in Toda are Yamato Transportation, Meiji Dairy, Jomo, Mainichi Newspaper, Chunichi Newspaper, Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma, Sanyo Electric, Japan Restaurant Enterprise, and Hayakawa Publishing.

Education[edit]

Toda has 12 elementary schools, six middle schools and two high schools.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

An arrangement of the Toda City song has been used as the departure melody for trains departing from the up platform (platform 1) of the three Saikyo Line stations in Toda since 1 August 2007.[1]

Highway[edit]

Bus services[edit]

There are various bus services in the city. Most of the routes are run by Kokosai Kogyo bus company. In addition there is a distinctive low cost mini-bus service known as Toco. This stands for Toda Community bus. The Toco service serves routes within the city limits unlike the regular Kokosai Kogyo bus routes which usually bring commuters to and from train stations on the Saikyo and Keihin-Tohoku train lines.

Bus Routes Departure Destination
Nishi-Kawa 61 Nishi-Kawaguchi sta. Shimo-Sasame
Nishi-Kawa 62 Nishi-Kawaguchi Kita-Toda sta.
Warabi 50-2 Warabi sta. Toda Shako
Warabi 54 Warabi sta. Shimo-Sasame
Warabi 55 Warabi sta. Toda-Koen sta.
Warabi 80 Warabi sta. Toda Shako
Warabi 81 Warabi sta. Toda Shako
Narimasu 14 Shimo-Sasame. Narimasu sta.
Minami-Ura 01 Minami-Urawa sta. Aeon Kita-Toda S.C.
Minami-Ura 06 Musashi-Urawa sta. Shimo-Sasame.
Minami-Ura 07 Minami-Urawa sta. Toda Shako
Minami-Ura 80 Minami-Urawa sta. Toda Shako
Minami-Ura 84 Minami-Urawa sta. Toda Shako
Musashi-Ura 01 Musashi-Urawa sta. Shimo-Sasame
Musashi-Ura 80 Musashi-Urawa sta. Toda Shako
Kawa 50 Kawaguchi sta. Kawaguchi sta.
Kawa 52 Kawaguchi sta. Shimo-Sasame
To 52 Toda-Koen sta. Shimo-Sasame
Community Bus (Toco) Routes Departure Main stops
Eastern Circuit Toda-Koen sta. Toda City hall, Toda Welfare Center
Western Circuit Shimo-Sasame Toda-Koen sta., Toda sta., Library/museum
Misasa Circuit Shimo-Sasame Sasame community center, Kita-Toda Sta
Nansai Circuit Shimo-Sasame Toda-Koen sta.

Sister city relations[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

Noted people from Toda[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 戸田市歌「ああ わが戸田市」の発車メロディーが駅で流れます! [Toda City Song used as station departure melody]. Official website (in Japanese). Japan: Toda City. 26 July 2007. Retrieved 19 November 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "International Exchange". List of Affiliation Partners within Prefectures. Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR). Retrieved 21 November 2015. 

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