Nabari, Mie

Nabari (名張市, Nabari-shi) is a city located in central Mie Prefecture, Japan, bordering on Nara Prefecture to the west.


Akame 48 Falls
Akame 48 Falls
Flag of Nabari
Official seal of Nabari
Location of Nabari in Mie Prefecture
Location of Nabari in Mie Prefecture
Nabari is located in Japan
Coordinates: 34°37′39.3″N 136°6′30.2″E / 34.627583°N 136.108389°E / 34.627583; 136.108389Coordinates: 34°37′39.3″N 136°6′30.2″E / 34.627583°N 136.108389°E / 34.627583; 136.108389
 • MayorToshikatsu Kamei
 • Total129.77 km2 (50.10 sq mi)
 (August 2015)
 • Total78,190
 • Density603/km2 (1,560/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
• TreeMaple
• FlowerJapanese bellflower
• BirdJapanese bush-warbler
Phone number0595-63-7402
Address1 Ichiban-chō, Kōnodai, Nabari-shi, Mie-ken 518-0492
Nabari City Hall

As of August 2015, the city has an estimated population of 78,190 and a population density of 603 persons per km2. The total area was 129.77 square kilometres (50.10 sq mi).

Neighboring municipalitiesEdit


The area around Nabari is part of ancient Iga Province, and Nabari developed from the Nara period as a post station on the Ise Kaido, or highway from the capital to the Ise Grand Shrines.

Nabari Town in Nabari District in Mie Prefecture was established on April 1, 1889. The district was merged with Iga District in 1896 to form Naga District. The modern city of Nabari was established on March 31, 1954. Voters rejected a proposal to merge with the neighboring city of Iga in February 2003.


The economy of Nabari is mixed, with agriculture (especially for fruits) and sake production, along with light manufacturing and chemicals production predominant. Due to its proximity to Osaka and Nara, the city is also increasing becoming a bedroom community.


  • Kogakkan University – Nabari branch campus
  • Nabari has 14 elementary schools, five middle schools and three high schools and one special education school.




Sister city relationsEdit

Local attractionsEdit

  • Akame Forty-eight Waterfalls. Asides from being a popular hiking spot, the waterfalls are rumored to be the training location for ninja hundreds of years ago.
  • Kuroda House. The Kuroda House was a large manor operated by Todaiji Temple from the Heian to the Muromachi period.
  • A statue based on the character of Sonic The Hedgehog can be found near Kanonji Temple, its mysterious nature attracted the attention of online outlets and fans of the franchise [2]

Notable people from NabariEdit


  1. ^ "International Exchange". List of Affiliation Partners within Prefectures. Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR). Archived from the original on 5 February 2016. Retrieved 21 November 2015.
  2. ^ "". The Mystery Behind A Sonic Statue That’s Hidden In The Mountains… And The Plea To Help Save It. Medium. Retrieved 2 March 2019.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Nabari, Mie at Wikimedia Commons