Toda City Hall
Location of Toda in Saitama Prefecture
|• Total||18.19 km2 (7.02 sq mi)|
|• Density||7,510/km2 (19,500/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)|
|- Flower||Primula sieboldii|
|Address||1-18-1 Kamitoda, Toda-shi, Saitama-ken 335-8588|
Toda (戸田市 Toda-shi) is a city located in Saitama Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 February 2016[update], the city had an estimated population of 136,652, and a population density of 7510 persons per km². Its total area is 18.19 square kilometres (7.02 sq mi).
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.
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.
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.
Toda has 12 elementary schools, six middle schools and two high schools.
- Tokyo Gaikan Expressway
- Shuto Expressway – No.5 Ikebukuro Line
- Shuto Expressway – Saitama-Omiya Line
- Japan National Route 17
- Japan National Route 298
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.
|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
- Liverpool, New South Wales, Australia,  since October 1, 1992
- Kaifeng, Henan, China,  friendship city since August 21, 1984
Noted people from Toda
- 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. Archived from the original on 2007-12-17. Retrieved 19 November 2012.
- "International Exchange". List of Affiliation Partners within Prefectures. Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR). Archived from the original on 4 January 2016. Retrieved 21 November 2015.
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- Official Website (in Japanese)