Tsuru City Hall
Location of Tsuru in Yamanashi Prefecture
|• Total||161.63 km2 (62.41 sq mi)|
|Population (November 1, 2015)|
|• Density||202/km2 (520/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Flower||Prunus mume|
|Address||Kamiya 1-1-1, Tsuru City, Yamanashi Prefecture 402-8501|
Tsuru is located in southeastern Yamanashi Prefecture, in the foothills of Mount Fuji.
- Minamitsuru District - Yamanakako, Oshino, Nishikatsura, Fujikawaguchiko
The area around Tsuru has been continuously inhabited since the Japanese Paleolithic period, and numerous artifacts from the Jōmon period and Kofun period have been found within its borders. The area has been part of ancient Tsuru County of Kai Province since the Nara period. During the Sengoku period, the area was controlled by the Takeda clan. During the Edo period, all of Kai Province was tenryō territory under direct control of the Tokugawa shogunate. During the cadastral reform of the early Meiji period in April 1, 1889, the village of Tani was created within Minamitsuru District, Yamanashi Prefecture. Tani was raised to town status on March 7, 1896. On April 29, 1954 Tani merged with four neighboring villages to form the city of Tsuru.
- Tsuru University
- Tsuru has eight elementary schools, three middle schools and one high school.
In March 2016 Katsura High School and Yamura High School closed. The newly opened Tsuru Kojokan High school replaced the closing schools.
- Fuji Kyuko - Ōtsuki Line
Noted people from Tsuru
- Kazuo Dan - novelist
- Jinpachi Nezu – actor
- Yasuyo Yamasaki – Colonel in command of IJA forces at Battle of Attu
- "US-Japan Sister Cities by State". Asia Matters for America. Honolulu, HI: East-West Center. Retrieved 20 November 2015.
Media related to Tsuru, Yamanashi at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website (in Japanese)