Location of Ichinomiya in Aichi Prefecture
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|• Total||113.82 km2 (43.95 sq mi)|
|Population (March 2015)|
|• Density||3,330/km2 (8,600/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Tree||Round-Leaf Holly|
|- Flower||Chinese bellflower|
|Address||2-5-6 Honmachi, Ichinomiya-shi, Aichi-ken 491-8501|
Ichinomiya is situated in western Aichi Prefecture, bordered by Gifu Prefecture to the west.
- Aichi Prefecture
- Gifu Prefecture
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.
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.
- Shubun University
- Aichi Kiwami College of Nursing
- Ichinomiya has 42 elementary schools, 19 public and one private middle schools, and 10 public and two private high schools, in addition to two special education schools.
- Meitetsu – Nagoya Main Line
- Meishin Expressway – Owari Ichinomiya PA, Ichinomiya IC, Ichinomita JCT
- Tōkai-Hokuriku Expressway – Ichinomiya JCT, Ichinomiya-Nishi IC, Hizai IC, Ichinomiya-Kisogawa IC
- Route 16 (Nagoya Expressway)
- Japan National Route 22
- Japan National Route 155
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Noted people from Ichinomiya
- Masaaki Kanda, politician
- Fusae Ichikawa , feminist
- Tetsuma Esaki, politician
- Yukiko Okada, singer
- Haruka Tomatsu, voice actress
- Hisa Ōta, stage actress
- Kazuo Funaki, actor
- Jōji Matsuoka, movie director
- "recruit.kanesue.co.jp Company profile" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2007-12-07. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
- "International Exchange". List of Affiliation Partners within Prefectures. Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR). Retrieved 21 November 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
Media related to Ichinomiya, Aichi at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website (Japanese)