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Fuji, Shizuoka

 

Fuji, Shizuoka

Fuji
富士市
Special city
Mount Fuji and Fuji City seen from city hall
Mount Fuji and Fuji City seen from city hall
Flag of Fuji
Flag
Official seal of Fuji
Seal
Location of Fuji in Shizuoka Prefecture
Location of Fuji in Shizuoka Prefecture
Fuji is located in Japan
Fuji
 
Coordinates:
Country Japan
Region Chūbu (Tōkai)
Prefecture Shizuoka Prefecture
Government
 • - Mayor Hisashi Suzuki
Area
 • Total 244.95 km2 (94.58 sq mi)
Population (February 2015)
 • Total 249,859
 • Density 1,020/km2 (2,600/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Camphor Laurel
- Flower Rose
Phone number 0545-51-0123
Address 1-100 Nagatachō, Fuji-shi, Shizuoka-ken 417-8601
Website .jp.shizuoka.fuji.citywww
Fuji City Hall

Fuji (富士市 Fuji-shi) is a city in eastern Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. Fuji is the third largest city in terms of population in Shizuoka Prefecture, trailing Hamamatsu and Shizuoka.

As of February 2015, the city had an estimated population of 249,859 and a population density of 1,020 persons per square kilometer (2,700/sq mi). The total area was 244.95 square kilometers (94.58 sq mi).

Contents

  • Geography 1
    • Surrounding municipalities 1.1
    • Climate 1.2
  • History 2
  • Economy 3
  • Education 4
  • Transport 5
    • Railways 5.1
    • Highways 5.2
    • Ports 5.3
  • Local attractions 6
  • Notable people from Fuji 7
  • Sister city 8
  • References 9
  • External links 10

Geography

Located on the banks of the Fuji River, most of the city of Fuji enjoys good views of Mount Fuji, part of whose summit is within the city borders. The city is bordered to the south by Suruga Bay on the Pacific Ocean. The area enjoys a warm maritime climate with hot, humid summers and mild, cool winters.

Surrounding municipalities

Climate

Climate data for Fuji, Shizuoka
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 20.0
(68)
23.8
(74.8)
24.7
(76.5)
27.7
(81.9)
30.7
(87.3)
34.2
(93.6)
36.9
(98.4)
35.4
(95.7)
35.0
(95)
31.1
(88)
26.5
(79.7)
24.2
(75.6)
36.9
(98.4)
Average high °C (°F) 11.1
(52)
11.5
(52.7)
14.3
(57.7)
19.1
(66.4)
22.7
(72.9)
25.3
(77.5)
28.8
(83.8)
30.7
(87.3)
27.8
(82)
22.9
(73.2)
18.1
(64.6)
13.6
(56.5)
20.5
(68.9)
Daily mean °C (°F) 5.6
(42.1)
6.3
(43.3)
9.4
(48.9)
14.3
(57.7)
18.3
(64.9)
21.5
(70.7)
25.0
(77)
26.5
(79.7)
23.6
(74.5)
18.2
(64.8)
12.9
(55.2)
8.0
(46.4)
15.8
(60.4)
Average low °C (°F) 1.0
(33.8)
1.6
(34.9)
4.8
(40.6)
9.6
(49.3)
14.2
(57.6)
18.3
(64.9)
22.2
(72)
23.3
(73.9)
20.2
(68.4)
14.1
(57.4)
8.5
(47.3)
3.4
(38.1)
11.8
(53.2)
Record low °C (°F) −6.8
(19.8)
−7.5
(18.5)
−5.2
(22.6)
−0.2
(31.6)
5.8
(42.4)
11.4
(52.5)
14.1
(57.4)
17.3
(63.1)
10.5
(50.9)
4.8
(40.6)
−0.2
(31.6)
−4.8
(23.4)
−7.5
(18.5)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 71.3
(2.807)
93.4
(3.677)
201.2
(7.921)
178.6
(7.031)
194.7
(7.665)
259.5
(10.217)
222.3
(8.752)
226.5
(8.917)
266.3
(10.484)
198.7
(7.823)
130.5
(5.138)
66.3
(2.61)
2,109.1
(83.035)
Mean monthly sunshine hours 185.0 167.8 166.8 175.9 162.6 111.5 118.9 164.6 140.2 150.3 161.8 187.4 1,895.2
Source #1: Japan Meteorological Agency(1981年-2010年)[1]
Source #2: Japan Meteorological Agency(1978年-現在)[2]


History

In the Fuji District.

Kajima became the town of Fuji on August 1, 1929. Neighboring Takaoka was elevated to town status on January 1, 1933. Shimada merged into Yoshiwara in 1940, Denbō in 1941, and Imaizumi in 1942. Yoshiwara was elevated to city status on April 1, 1948, the city expanded through annexation of Motoyoshiwara, Sudo, Yoshinaga, and Harada villages in 1955 and Ōbuchi in 1956.

Tagoura and Iwamatsu merged with Fuji to form the city of Fuji on March 31, 1954. The city expanded through annexation of neighboring Ukijima and San area from Hara, Suntō District in 1956.

On November 1, 1966, Fuji and Yoshiwara merged with Takaoka to form the new city of Fuji, which attained the status of a Special City on April 1, 2001 with greater autonomy from the central government.

On November 1, 2008, the town of Fujikawa (from Ihara District) was merged with Fuji.

Economy

Fuji is one of the major industrial centers of Shizuoka Prefecture, and the city has hosted numerous paper factories including Nippon Paper Industries (former Daishowa Paper Industries) and Oji Paper Company since the Meiji period. Other industries include food processing, metals and transportation equipment. Automobile parts manufacturer Jatco is headquartered in Fuji. Agriculture in the area is concentrated on green tea production and horticulture.

Education

International schools:

Transport

Railways

Highways

Ports

Local attractions

Yoshihara Gion Festival
A manhole in Fuji
Another manhole in Fuji
  • The Bishamonten Festival is one of the three big Daruma festivals in Japan.
  • The Yoshiwara Gion Festival is held on the second Saturday and Sunday of June.
  • The Fuji Festival is held on the fourth Saturday of July.
  • The Karigane Festival is held on the first Saturday of October.

Notable people from Fuji

Sister city

References

  1. ^ "平年値(年・月ごとの値)". JMA. Retrieved 2014-01-19. 
  2. ^ "観測史上1~10位の値(年間を通じての値)". JMA. Retrieved 2014-01-19. 
  3. ^ "Escolas Brasileiras Homologadas no Japão" (Archive). Embassy of Brazil in Tokyo. Retrieved on October 13, 2015.
  4. ^ "Sister City Associations". Consulate-General of Japan in Los Angeles. Retrieved April 11, 2011. 

External links

  • Fuji City official website (Japanese)

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