Iwata, Shizuoka

city in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan

Iwata (磐田市, Iwata-shi) is the capital city of Shizuoka Prefecture in Japan. It is on the Tenryū River. Iwata is made of 5 communities merged together: kyu-Iwata (former Iwata), Toyoda-cho, Fukude-cho, Ryuyo-cho, Toyoka-mura. Part of Yamaha Corporation is in Iwata.

HistoryEdit

There has been a settlement in the area of Iwata since ancient times.

 
The view at Mitsuke-juku by Hiroshige in the 1830s

During the Edo period, Mitsuke-juku was one of 53 government waystations (shuku-eki) along the Tōkaidō road, which was a coastal route that ran from Edo (modern-day Tokyo) to Kyoto.[1]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. Nussbaum, "Tōkaidō" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 973.

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