Yoshinogari, Saga

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Flag of Yoshinogari
Location of Yoshinogari in Saga Prefecture
Location of Yoshinogari in Saga Prefecture
Yoshinogari is located in Japan
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 33°19′N 130°24′E / 33.317°N 130.400°E / 33.317; 130.400Coordinates: 33°19′N 130°24′E / 33.317°N 130.400°E / 33.317; 130.400
Country Japan
Region Kyushu
Prefecture Saga Prefecture
District Kanzaki
 • Total 43.94 km2 (16.97 sq mi)
Population (February 1, 2009)
 • Total 16,308
 • Density 371/km2 (960/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City hall address 321-2 Yoshida, Yoshinogari-chō, Kanzaki-gun, Saga-ken
Website town.yoshinogari.saga.jp

Yoshinogari (吉野ヶ里町 Yoshinogari-chō?) is a town located in Kanzaki District, Saga Prefecture, Japan.

It is the result of a merger between the town of Mitagawa, and the village of Higashisefuri, both from Kanzaki District, on March 1, 2006.


Yoshinogari is located in the northern part of Saga Prefecture. It is about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) north of Saga City and about 30 kilometres (19 mi) south of Fukuoka. Yoshinogari is very narrow north to south. The southern part contains the northern end of the Chikushi Plains (part of the Saga Plains), and north of the Nagasaki Expressway is the southern end of the Sefuri Mountains.

Adjoining municipalities[edit]


Reconstructed dwellings at the Yoshinogari site.

In 1986, the remains of a Yayoi period moat-encircled village were discovered on Yoshinogari Hill at the site of a planned factory housing complex. The area was named the Yoshinogari site and the town name originates from here.

  • April 1, 1889 - The modern system of municipalities is established, and the town area consists of Mitagawa Village and Higashi-Sefuri Village.
  • April 1, 1965 - Mitagawa Village becomes Mitagawa Town.
  • March 1, 2006 - Mitagawa Town and Higashi-Sefuri village merge to form Yoshinogari Town.


Junior High Schools[edit]

  • Mitagawa Junior High School
  • Higashi-Sefuri Junior High School

Elementary Schools[edit]

  • Mitagawa Elementary School
  • Higashi-Sefuri Elementary School



The closest airports are Saga Airport and Fukuoka Airport.



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