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Mizuho (瑞穂町, Mizuho-machi) is a town located in the western portion of Tokyo Metropolis, Japan. As of 1 February 2016, the town had an estimated population of 33,117, and a population density of 1970 persons per km². Its total area is 16.85 square kilometres (6.51 sq mi).[1]

Mizuho

瑞穂町
Mizuho Town Hall
Mizuho Town Hall
Flag of Mizuho
Flag
Official seal of Mizuho
Seal
Location of Mizuho in Tokyo
Location of Mizuho in Tokyo
Mizuho is located in Japan
Mizuho
Mizuho
 
Coordinates: 35°46′19.1″N 139°21′14.5″E / 35.771972°N 139.354028°E / 35.771972; 139.354028Coordinates: 35°46′19.1″N 139°21′14.5″E / 35.771972°N 139.354028°E / 35.771972; 139.354028
CountryJapan
RegionKantō
PrefectureTokyo
DistrictNishitama
Government
 • MayorHiroyuki Sugiura
Area
 • Total16.85 km2 (6.51 sq mi)
Population
 (February 2016)
 • Total33,117
 • Density1,970/km2 (5,100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
Symbols 
• TreeOsmanthus
Pine
• FlowerCamellia sinensis
Azalea
Osmanthus
• BirdEurasian skylark
Phone number042-557-0501
Address2335 Hakonegasaki, Mizuho-machi, Nishitama-gun Tokyo 190-1292
Websitewww.town.mizuho.tokyo.jp

GeographyEdit

Mizuho is located in the foothills of the Okutama Mountains of western Tokyo, bordered by Saitama Prefecture to the north.

Surrounding municipalitiesEdit

HistoryEdit

The area of present-day Mizuho was part of ancient Musashi Province. In the post-Meiji Restoration cadastral reform of July 22, 1878, the area became part of Nishitama District in Kanagawa Prefecture. The villages of Hakenogasaki, Ishihata, Tonogaya and Nagaoka were created on April 1, 1889 with the establishment of municipalities law. Nishitama District was transferred to the administrative control of Tokyo Metropolis on April 1, 1893. The town of Mizuho was established by the merger of the four villages on November 10, 1940. Mizuho annexed the neighbouring town on Moto-Sayama from Saitama Prefecture in 1958.

EducationEdit

Mizuho has five public elementary schools, two public middle schools and one public high school (Mizuho Nōgei High School). There is also one special education school.

TransportationEdit

Sister cityEdit

In popular mediaEdit

The town in the romance visual novel and anime Clannad, by Key, draws inspiration from locations in Mizuho [3].

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Official website(in Japanese)
  2. ^ "US-Japan Sister Cities by State". Asia Matters for America. Honolulu, HI: East-West Center. Retrieved 20 November 2015.
  3. ^ "Mizuho, Tokyo: Home of CLANNAD". Infinite Mirai Blog. Wordpress. 27 April 2012. Retrieved 18 March 2018.

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