Ueda, Nagano

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A sculpture at Utsukushigahara Open-air Museum in Ueda
A sculpture at Utsukushigahara Open-air Museum in Ueda
Flag of Ueda
Location of Ueda in Nagano Prefecture
Location of Ueda in Nagano Prefecture
Ueda is located in Japan
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 36°24′N 138°15′E / 36.400°N 138.250°E / 36.400; 138.250Coordinates: 36°24′N 138°15′E / 36.400°N 138.250°E / 36.400; 138.250
Country Japan
Region Chūbu (Kōshin'etsu)
Prefecture Nagano Prefecture
 • Mayor Soichi Motai (since April 2002)
 • Total 552.00 km2 (213.13 sq mi)
Population (June 1, 2011)
 • Total 158,187
 • Density 286.57/km2 (742.2/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Texus cospidata
- Flower Azalea
Address 1-11-16 Ote, Ueda-shi, Nagano-ken
Phone number 0268-22-4100
Website www.city.ueda.nagano.jp/pc/index.html
The city as viewed from the West Turret of Ueda Castle (foreground)

Ueda (上田市 Ueda-shi?) is a city in Nagano Prefecture, Japan.

The modern city of Ueda was established on March 6, 2006, from the merger of the old city of Ueda absorbing the towns of Maruko and Sanada, and the village of Takeshi (all from Chiisagata District). The new city replaced the former city of Ueda for the first time in 87 years since Ueda was elevated to city status in 1919.

As of June 1, 2011, the city has an estimated population of 158,187, with 61,091 households and a population density of 286.57 persons per km².[1] The total area is 552.00 km², which makes it the fifth largest in Nagano Prefecture.

Anraku-ji in Bessho Onsen, Ueda has the only extant octagonal pagoda in Japan. The pagoda has been designated as National Treasure.


Former city of Ueda[edit]

Sanada Yukimura of birth place https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanada_Yukimura [1]

Former town of Maruko area[edit]

  • April There Sanada Festival [2]
  • April 1, 1889 - Maruko was established as a village when four hamlets were merged.
  • October 30, 1912 - Maruko was elevated to town status.
  • April 1966 - Gained the Togaharajibako hamlet from the town of Tobu (now part of the city of Tomi)

International relations[edit]

Ueda maintains friendship and sister cities relationships with the following cities.[2][3]

Friendship cities[edit]

Sister cities[edit]

Cities with emergency collaboration pacts[edit]

Ueda has entered into pacts with all the Japanese cities listed above and two more cities listed below for mutual collaboration in case of emergency.


  • Utsukushigahara Open-air Museum - An open-air museum with sculptures on the Utsukushigahara plateau, which opened in June 1981


University and College[edit]

High School[edit]

Junior High School[edit]

  • Daiichi Junior High School
  • Daini Junior High School
  • Daisan Junior High School
  • Daiyon Junior High School
  • Daigo Junior High School
  • Dairoku Junior High School
  • Shioda Junior High School
  • Maruko Junior High School
  • Marukokita Junior High School
  • Sanada Junior High School
  • Sugadaira Elementary School and Junior High School
  • Ueda-shi,Nagawa-machi Tyuugakkou-Kumiairitsu Yodakubonanbu Junior High School

Noted residents[edit]


  1. ^ 上田市の統計 (in Japanese). Archived from the original on 23 September 2007. Retrieved 3 November 2007. 
  2. ^ 姉妹都市・友好都市提携及び災害時応援協定提携調印式 (in Japanese). Archived from the original on 25 October 2007. Retrieved 3 November 2007. 
  3. ^ 姉妹都市・友好都市 (in Japanese). Archived from the original on 25 October 2007. Retrieved 3 November 2007. 
  4. ^ "山極 勝三郎" [Katsusaburō Yamagiwa]. Nihon Jinmei Daijiten (in Japanese). Tokyo: Shogakukan. 2012. Retrieved 2012-11-08. 

External links[edit]

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