Nagoya city


November 28, 2021

Nagoya City (Nagoyashi) is a city located in the northwestern part of Aichi Prefecture (Owari region). It is the prefectural capital of Aichi prefecture and is an ordinance-designated city. Excluding the special wards of Tokyo, the city has the third largest population in Japan after Yokohama and Osaka. It is the center of administration, economy, and culture in the Chubu region, and is also a key point of transportation connecting eastern and western Japan.


In ancient times, it was Toriimae-cho, where Atsuta Jingu, which enshrines Kusanagi no Tsurugi, one of the three sacred treasures, was located. In addition, there is Kakuozan Nittaiji, the only temple in Japan that was built to enshrine the Shinshari (the remains and bones of Buddha) donated by the Kingdom of Thailand. The Chukyo area centered on Nagoya city is one of the three major metropolitan areas in Japan. It has many satellite cities in Aichi prefecture, southern Gifu prefecture, and northern Mie prefecture. The population of urban areas in 2019 is estimated to be about 10.24 million. It is certified as a UNESCO design city. In addition, in the "GaWC study" by Loughborough University in the United Kingdom in 2020, it is evaluated as a world city.

City emblem

The city emblem is "㊇" derived from the sign of the Owari-Tokugawa family.


It spreads over the Norio Plain in the southwestern part of Aichi Prefecture. In the prefecture, it is the fourth largest city after Toyota City, Shinshiro City, and Okazaki City. The topography of Nagoya City is roughly divided into three parts: hills in the east, plateaus in the center, and alluvial plains in the north, west, and south. The north, west, and south (Kita-ku, Nishi-ku, Nakamura-ku, Nakagawa-ku, Minato-ku, Atsuta-ku, and part of Minami-ku) are alluvial plains formed by the sedimentation of rivers, so the sea level is low and they suffer from flood damage. It is the area where I came. Minato Ward is a seaside industrial area (part of the Chukyo Industrial Area) at an altitude of 0 m above sea level, and has Nagoya Port. The western part of Minato Ward has the largest breadbasket in the city. Minato Ward has an industrial area along with Minato Ward. Residential areas are mainly spread in Kita-ku, Nishi-ku, and Nakagawa-ku. Moriyama Ward, Chikusa Ward, Meito Ward, Tempaku Ward, Midori Ward in the eastern part of the city is a hilly residential area 50-100 meters above sea level. There are also large-scale green parks with forests such as Midori Ward, Makinogaike Greens, and Odaka Greens in Midori Ward, and there are many places with hills and mountain characters such as Hoshigaoka, Fujigaoka, Kakuoyama, and Motoyama, and they are also commercial. It is developing. Naka-ku, Higashi-ku, Nakamura-ku, Atsuta-ku, Showa-ku, and Mizuho-ku, which play a central role in the city, are plains 10 to 15 meters above sea level. It has a large-scale commercial area such as.


Main hills

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Rivers / reservoirs

First-class water system Shonai River

Reservoir for the Shonai River system

Second-class water system Sakai River

Sasazuka, Narumi-cho, Midori-ku. Located in Midorigaoka Park. Jizo Pond-North of Okehazama, Midori Ward. Nishinoike-Mt. Okehazamamaki, Midori-ku. Oike (Arimatsu)-Okehazama, Midori-ku. Bentenike-Okehazama, Midori-ku. Located in the precincts of Chofukuji Temple. Higashi no Ike-Okehazama, Midori Ward. Iseike-A mountain on the Okehazamaueno, Midori Ward. Oshibaike-South of Okehazama, Midori-ku. Futatsuike (Arimatsu) --- Okehazamashinmei, Midori-ku. Located in Okehazama Park. Ichiike-Shinmei, Okehazamashinmei, Midori-ku.

Second-class water system Tenshirakawa

Reservoir of the Tenpaku River system

Second-class water system Yamasaki River

Yamasaki River system reservoir Nekoga Horaike --- Chikusa Ward Peace Park. Mirror