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.
There has been a settlement in the area of Iwata since ancient times.
- Nussbaum, "Tōkaidō" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 973.
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