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update:March 31, 2011

Infomation of Kikugawa City

 Kikugawa City Profile   Translated by Japan International Cooperation Center (JICE)

Location and directions

Kikugawa City, located in the western part of Shizuoka Prefecture, stretches over the middle reaches of the Kikugawa River (a first-class river). In the eastern part of the city, is the Makinohara Plateau, or the largest tea planting area in Japan. The city faces Enshu-nada (Enshu sea) to the south. Kikugawa City spans around 9km from east to west, and 17km from north to south, with a land area of 94.24 k㎡. As for the land area by land category, land for agriculture accounts for 31.90 k㎡, the mountains, forests and wasteland for 22.84 k㎡, land for housing for 10.53 k㎡, and other at 28.97k㎡.
In the city, are Kikugawa Station of the JR Tokaido Line and the Kikugawa Interchange of the Tomei expressway. Our city also has good access to major transportation infrastructure including Mt. Fuji Shizuoka Airport, Kakegawa Station of the Tokaido Shinkansen (Bullet Train), Omaezaki Port, and National Highway Route 1, which makes the city a promising area.
※Route buses operated by a private company and municipally operated community buses (operated on weekdays only) are available, taking you to various places in the city.

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Road (The Tomei Expressway)

  • Tokyo Interchange—Kikugawa Interchange (about 2hours and 20minutes)
  • Nagoya Interchange—Kikugawa Interchange (about 1hour and 30minutes)

Train

The Tokaido Shinkansen (Bullet Train)

  • Tokyo Station—Kakegawa Station (about 1hour and 50minutes)
  • Nagoya Station—Kakegawa Station (about 1hour)

The Tokaido Line

  • Kakegawa Station—Kikugawa Station (about 5minutes)

 Airline

Mt. Fuji Shizuoka Airport is the most convenient for air travelers. Buses from/to the airport are available.

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Climate

 

 

The climate of Kikugawa City is mild with the annual average temperature at 14.7°C and precipitation at 2,170 mm (at Kikugawa Makinohara Meteorological Observatory of the Japan Meteorological Agency).

※The above data were observed at a relatively high-altitude place in the city; the average temperature at the city center may be 1-2°C higher. This area has four distinctive seasons (spring, summer, autumn, and winter). It rarely snows here. It is dry and mostly sunny in winter, but you may feel cold because of strong monsoon winds (west winds).

英語版菊川市の気候

Population

The population of Kikugawa City is 47,502 (according to the 2005 National Census). The number of households was 14,698 (3.2 members per household) as of 2005.

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Logo, flower, tree and bird of the city

菊川市の市章  

Logo of the city

The design of the city logo is based on the chrysanthemum and the flow of the Kikugawa River. It illustrates the integration of two different towns into a single city. 
The two types of green colors in the logo represent the city’s active nature-based industries such as the planting of Kikugawa Tea. The logo also expresses the way people have been and will be developing along with nature in a lively manner.

菊川市の花  

 Flower of the city: Chrysanthemum

“Kiku (chrysanthemum)” are the first two syllables of “Kikugawa,” the name of a river, which the city was named after. There are various kinds of chrysanthemums, ranging from large-flowered to floret chrysanthemums. Chrysanthemums, which are beautiful, clean, and elegant, are planted by many people at home. Kikugawa City has designated the chrysanthemum as the symbolic flower of the city in the hope that people will love our city in the way they cherish chrysanthemums

菊川市の木  

 Tree of the city: Tea tree

Tea is a specialty of Kikugawa City. Also, Kikugawa City is the birthplace of “deep steamed tea.” Every year, the whole city shines “light green” during the harvesting season of tealeaves. Tea trees best match with the city’s future vision, “Green New Generation.” Therefore we have designated tea as the symbolic tree of the city in the hope that our city will develop into a city with a lot of greenery.

 

菊川市の鳥  

Bird of the city: Grey wagtail

Grey wagtails, dwelling at the edge of the clear water, sing adorably and pleasantly. We hope that Kikugawa River will be clean enough to allow grey wagtails to inhabit, and that Kikugawa City will be a city with a beautiful natural environment.

Kikugawa City Living Guide

Note on using this handbook

Tha content of this handbook is based on information valid up till january of 2010, so there might be some differences in the content from current information due to system changes. If there are any questions regarading the contents of this book or anything that is missing, please contact City Hall.

Show all items(PDF:4,654KB) 10.Health and Prevention(PDF:281KB)
1.Registrations and procedures(PDF:320KB) 11.Water(PDF:220KB)
2.Tax(PDF:318KB) 12.Environment(PDF:208KB)
3.National Health Insurance(PDF:249KB) 13.Disaster Prevention and Emergency(PDF:450KB)
4.National Pension(PDF:225KB) 14.Medical Treatment (Instituions ・ Emergency Diagnosis )(PDF:125KB)
5.Welfare (for the Elderly)(PDF:370KB) 15.Local Activities(PDF:115KB)
6.Welfare (for the Disabled)(PDF:142KB) 16.Local Centers (Chiku Centers)(PDF:114KB)
7.Child Support(PDF:475KB) 17.Transportation (Community Bus)(PDF:76KB)
8.Education(PDF:324KB) 18.Fees for Public Facilities(PDF:377KB)
9.Consultations(PDF:225KB) 19.Flowchart(PDF:173KB)

 

 

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