Takarazuka City is a city located in the southeastern part of Hyogo Prefecture (between Hanshin). Jurisdiction of Hanshin Kita Prefectural Citizens Bureau. It has been designated as a special city at the time of enforcement by the national government. The "mound" in Takarazuka City uses the new font "mound" in the country and Hyogo prefecture, but the city uses "mound", which has one more stroke. In this article, "mound" is basically used.
The Takarazuka Grand Theater, which is the home of the Takarazuka Revue, which was created by the founder of the Hankyu Hanshin Toho Group, Ichizo Kobayashi, is famous nationwide as the "City of Opera". It is also known as the town where the manga artist Osamu Tezuka spent his youth. In the past, it had a strong image as a cultural base of Hankyu Toho, with Takarazuka Family Land managed by Hankyu Railway and Takarazuka Eiga Seisakusho, which is one of the origins of Toho movies.
Takarazuka Family Land, managed by Hankyu Railway, was closed on April 7, 2003 (Astro Boy's birthday), and after Takarazuka Garden Fields (closed), it is now reborn as a commercial facility, tower condominium, elementary school, etc.
Currently, it is a residential city between Hanshin, which has quiet high-class residential areas such as Incheon, Kobayashi, Sakasegawa, and Hibarigaoka.
Located in the northern part of Hanshinkan, it is surrounded by the Rokko Mountains in the west and the Nagao Mountains in the north, and the Muko River runs through the center.
It is famous as a hot spring resort in the back of the Kansai area, a Takarazuka sightseeing fireworks display that has continued since 1913 (Taisho 2), and a high-class residential area.
At one point, a merger plan was raised with Itami City, Kawanishi City, and Inagawa Town, but it is currently frozen.
Rivers Muko River, Sakase River, Incheon, Aragami River, Hatsuka River
Mt. Iwahara (573m), Mt. Omine (552m), Mt. Yuzuriha (514m), Mt. Shakego (489m), Mt. Iwakura (488m), Mt. Nakayama (478m), Kashigamine (457m)
At the time of the enforcement of the city system, there were about 40,000 people, but the population has increased due to the progress of residential land development as a bed town in Osaka and Kobe.
It has been flat since it reached 225,587 in the 2010 census.
Adjacent municipalities / administrative districts
Manganji-cho, Kawanishi City (around Manganji) exists in the city as an excursion.
The commuting rate to Osaka City is 22.5% (2010 census).
Kobe City (Kita Ward)
Origin of place name
"Tsuka" in Takarazuka means "tomb with embankment". Takarazuka is literally the name of an old burial mound, but there are many old burial mounds in Takarazuka, and there are various theories about the old burial mound called Takarazuka, and the location is not specified. In the Edo period, the place name "Takarazuka" was used. (See below)
There is an old burial mound called Takarazuka on the river surface of the former Kawamo village, and the neighboring Nitta (currently Gotenyama) was also called Takarazuka. In the 1672 land inspection record, Takarazuka Higashi, Takarazuka Minami, and Takarazuka Kita are recorded as small letters of Kawamo Village.
There is an old burial mound enshrining Takarazuka Himekoto, the mother of Empress Jingu, in the land of Takarazuka Hosenji Temple (currently Miyanocho). ) Has transferred to Takarazuka.
There was a mound in the former Maitani village (currently Maitani), and it was called Takarazuka because I was always happy when I picked up things with this mound.
There was an old burial mound called Takarazuka in the former Ryogen village Isoshi (currently Takarazuka). The name of Takarazuka, which has been around for a long time, was adopted as the name of the municipality for the first time in 1951 (Showa 26) after becoming the name of a hot spring or station in the Meiji era.
Prehistoric / Ancient
Many burial mounds were built from the 4th century to the 7th century.
From the beginning of the 7th century, temples and shrines such as Nakayamadera and Mefu Shrine were built.