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Ichinomiya (一宮市, Ichinomiya-shi) is a city located in Aichi Prefecture, Japan. The city is often called Owari-Ichinomiya to avoid confusion with other Ichinomiya (now part of the city of Toyokawa), Ichinomiya in Chiba.


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Upper stage:Twin Arch 138
Lower stage:Masumida Shrine
Flag of Ichinomiya
Coat of arms of Ichinomiya
Coat of arms
Location of Ichinomiya in Aichi Prefecture
Location of Ichinomiya in Aichi Prefecture
Ichinomiya is located in Japan
Coordinates: 35°18′14″N 136°48′11″E / 35.30389°N 136.80306°E / 35.30389; 136.80306Coordinates: 35°18′14″N 136°48′11″E / 35.30389°N 136.80306°E / 35.30389; 136.80306
RegionChūbu (Tōkai)
PrefectureAichi Prefecture
 • Total113.82 km2 (43.95 sq mi)
 (March 2015)
 • Total378,829
 • Density3,330/km2 (8,600/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- TreeRound-Leaf Holly
- FlowerChinese bellflower
Phone number0586-28-8100
Address2-5-6 Honmachi, Ichinomiya-shi, Aichi-ken 491-8501
WebsiteOfficial website
City hall
Owari Ichinomiya

As of March 2015, the city had an estimated population of 378,829 and a population density of 3330 persons per km². The total area was 113.92 square kilometres (43.98 sq mi).



Ichinomiya is situated in western Aichi Prefecture, bordered by Gifu Prefecture to the west.

Neighboring municipalitiesEdit


Ichinomiya literally means "the first shrine" of the province. In case of this city, it was Masumida Shrine of Owari Province. Ichinomiya developed as a monzen-machi from the Heian period.[citation needed]

The modern town of Ichinomiya was founded with the establishment of the municipalities system on April 1, 1889. It was raised to city status on September 1, 1921. The city annexed the neighboring villages of Haguri and Nishinari in 1940, and with an additional eight surrounding municipalities (the villages of Chiaki, Tanyo, and Kitakata, and the towns of Asai, Yamato, Akiwara, Oku and a portion of Imaise) in 1955.

On April 1, 2002, Ichinomiya was designated as a Special City, with increased local autonomy. On April 1, 2005, the city was further expanded by absorbing the city of Bisai, and the town of Kisogawa (from Haguri District) which would make the city the fourth largest in Aichi Prefecture, behind Nagoya, Toyota, and Toyohashi.


Traditional noted for textiles, Ichinomiya is now a regional commercial center with a mixed economy of manufacturing and agriculture. Kanesue has its headquarters in Ichinomiya. It moved to its current headquarters in July 1976.[1]



Sister citiesEdit

Notable people from IchinomiyaEdit


  1. ^ " Company profile" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2007-12-07.
  2. ^ "International Exchange". List of Affiliation Partners within Prefectures. Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR). Archived from the original on 24 December 2015. Retrieved 21 November 2015. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)

External linksEdit

  Media related to Ichinomiya, Aichi at Wikimedia Commons