Taku (多久市, Taku-shi) is a city located in Saga Prefecture on the island of Kyushu, Japan. The city was founded on May 1, 1954 through the merger of several towns and villages. As of March 1, 2017, the city has an estimated population of 19,202 and a population density of 200 persons per km².[1] The total area is 96.93 km².

Taku City Hall
Taku City Hall
Flag of Taku
Official seal of Taku
Location of Taku in Saga Prefecture
Location of Taku in Saga Prefecture
Taku is located in Japan
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 33°17′N 130°7′E / 33.283°N 130.117°E / 33.283; 130.117Coordinates: 33°17′N 130°7′E / 33.283°N 130.117°E / 33.283; 130.117
PrefectureSaga Prefecture
 • MayorToshihiko Yokō
 • Total96.93 km2 (37.42 sq mi)
 (March 1, 2017)
 • Total19,202
 • Density200/km2 (510/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+09:00 (JST)
City hall address7-1 Kozamurai, Kitataku-chō, Taku-shi, Saga-ken
FlowerPrunus mume


Elementary SchoolsEdit

  • Hokubu Elementary School
  • Midori-ga-Oka Elementary School
  • Tobu Elementary School
  • Nosho Elementary School
  • Nanbu Elementary School
  • Nankei Elementary School
  • Chubu Elementary School
  • Seibu Elementary School

Junior High SchoolsEdit

  • Tobu Junior High School
  • Seikei Junior High School
  • Chuou Junior High School

Senior High SchoolsEdit

  • Taku Senior High School

Tourism and cultureEdit

Taku Seibyō is a Confucian temple built in 1708 by Lord Shigefumi. This is one of the oldest Confucian temples in Japan and has been designated as an Important Cultural Asset. It is also the oldest original surviving Confucian temple. Each year many visitors are given free tours by volunteer student guides in Japanese.

The temple is host to festivals throughout the year. Usually students from the local schools participate in dances wearing colorful dress. In October 2008 the town of Taku celebrated the 300th anniversary of the temple by hosting a large festival that included traditional costumes, dances and a religious ceremony.

Famous peopleEdit

Machiko Hasegawa - One of the first female manga artists.


Taku City is located along Route 203, which is part of the Japanese National Highway system.

By car: Take Route 203 starting from either Karatsu or Kubota.

By train: Take the Karatsu Line either from Karatsu Station or Kubota Station. There are three stations you can get off at (coming from Kubota direction), Higashi-Taku Station, Naka-Taku Station or Taku Station.

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