Fujimino, Saitama Prefecture, Kantō Region, Japan

Geography | Surrounding municipalities | Demographics | History | Government | Economy | Education | Public facilities | Transport : Rail | Local attractions | Festivals | Kamifukuoka Tanabata Festival | Oi Festival

🇯🇵 Fujimino (ふじみ野市, Fujimino-shi) is a city located in Saitama Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 January 2021, the city had an estimated population density of 7,800 persons per km². The total area of the city is 14.64 square km (5.65 sq mi).


Geography Fujimino is located in southern Saitama, in flat land on the northern edge of the Musashino Terrace. It is located approximately 30 km from downtown Tokyo. The Shingashi River, which was a waterway for boat transportation connecting Kawagoe and Tokyo until early modern times, runs along the northern city border. The city measures approximately 7.5 km from east-to-west by 6.0 km from north-to-south.


Surrounding municipalities * • Saitama Prefecture* ◦ Kawagoe; ◦ Fujimi; ◦ Miyoshi.


Demographics Per Japanese census data, the population of Fujimino expanded rapidly in the late 20th century and has grown at a slower pace in the 21st.


History Earthenware pottery fragments from the Kamifukuoka Shell Mound dating to the Early Jōmon period, were discovered beneath the Dainihon Print Company in Fujimino, indicating a long period of settlement. The city also has an important early Kofun period archaeological site, the Gongenyama Tumuli Cluster, from the late 3rd century. During the Edo period, the port of Fukuoka was an important river port on a branch of the Arakawa River and was under the control of Kawagoe Domain.

The village of Fukuoka was created within Iruma District, Saitama with the establishment of the modern municipalities system on April 1, 1889. The first public housing estates (Uenodai and Kasumigaoka) in Japan were built in Fukuoka after the Second World War. The village was raised to town status in 1960 as population expanded rapidly due to new town developments, and to city status on April 10, 1972, changing its name to Kamifukuoka to avoid confusion with the more famous city of Fukuoka in Kyushu.

The city of Fujimino was established on October 1, 2005, from the merger of the city of Kamifukuoka, and the neighboring town of Ōi (from Iruma District).


Government Fujimino has a mayor-council form of government with a directly elected mayor and a unicameral city council of 21 members. Fujimino, together with the town of Miyoshi, contributes two members to the Saitama Prefectural Assembly. In terms of national politics, the city is part of Saitama 8th district of the lower house of the Diet of Japan.


Economy Due to its location, Fujimino is primarily a bedroom community with over 25% of its population commuting to the Tokyo metropolis for work. There are a number of industrial parks in the city.


Education Fujimino has 13 public elementary schools and six public middle schools operated by the city government, and one public high school operated by the Saitama Prefectural Board of Education. Bunkyo University also has a campus in Fujimino.


Public facilities There are two libraries, two public swimming pools (summer season only), and a number of public halls and community centres.


Transport: Rail Tōbu Railway - Tōbu Tōjō Line • Kami-Fukuoka

Highway • National Route 254


Local attractions • Jizoin Temple, famous for a weeping cherry tree which is more than 300 years old. • Benten-no-mori Park, which has a small temple noted for cherry blossoms in spring, and kudzu in autumn. • Shingashi River, used for transporting goods in the Edo period, with a warehouse from the 1870s now called the Fukuokagashi Riverside Heritage Hall. • Green Park, on the bank of the Shingashi River, noted as a location where Tokugawa Ieyasu used to go falconing.

Chūō Park during the cherry blossom season • Chūō Park.


Festivals There are two major festivals in Fujimino: the Kamifukuoka Tanabata Festival and the Oi Festival.


Kamifukuoka Tanabata Festival This is a lively festival held on the first Saturday and Sunday of August every year since more than 50 years ago. It includes a bamboo decoration contest, Awa Odori dancing, Bon Odori dancing, and traditional taiko drumming.


Oi Festival Oi Festival is held in the middle of July every year and features historic mikoshi portable shrines and a parade of floats, with Yosakoi dancing by dancers with naruko clappers in their hands.

Image: Adobe Stock bamboo design #333575356

Fujimino has a population of over 114,566 people. Fujimino also forms part of the wider Saitama Prefecture which has a population of over 1,324,854 people.

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East of: 139.52

🇯🇵 Minamihonjukucho 139.533

🇯🇵 Asahi 139.533

🇯🇵 Nishitōkyō 139.533

🇯🇵 Kitamoto 139.536

🇯🇵 Tatebayashi 139.538

🇯🇵 Fujimi 139.543

🇯🇵 Hanyū 139.544

🇯🇵 Musashino 139.55

🇯🇵 Niiza 139.55

🇯🇵 Sakae 139.55

West of: 139.52

🇯🇵 Kōnosu 139.513

🇯🇵 Kawagoe 139.487

🇯🇵 Kiryū 139.483

🇯🇵 Tokorozawa 139.467

🇯🇵 Higashimurayama 139.467

🇯🇵 Fuchu 139.467

🇯🇵 Fujisawa 139.467

🇯🇵 Gyōda 139.45

🇯🇵 Yamato 139.45

🇯🇵 Machida 139.448

Antipodal to Fujimino is: -40.48,-35.881

Locations Near: Fujimino 139.52,35.8811

🇯🇵 Fujimi 139.543,35.853 d: 3.7  

🇯🇵 Kawagoe 139.487,35.916 d: 4.9  

🇯🇵 Shiki 139.567,35.833 d: 6.8  

🇯🇵 Kamiochiai 139.617,35.883 d: 8.7  

🇯🇵 Chūō 139.617,35.883 d: 8.7  

🇯🇵 Niiza 139.55,35.783 d: 11.2  

🇯🇵 Sayama 139.421,35.851 d: 9.5  

🇯🇵 Tokorozawa 139.467,35.792 d: 11  

🇯🇵 Ageo 139.583,35.967 d: 11.1  

🇯🇵 Sakado 139.434,35.946 d: 10.5  

Antipodal to: Fujimino -40.48,-35.881

🇨🇱 La Reina -33.45,-33.45 d: 19317.9  

🇧🇷 Tubarão -49,-28.467 d: 18866  

🇧🇷 Criciúma -49.372,-28.678 d: 18858.4  

🇧🇷 Santa Catarina -48.5,-27.6 d: 18823.2  

🇧🇷 São José -48.617,-27.6 d: 18816.1  

🇧🇷 Palhoça -48.667,-27.633 d: 18816  

🇧🇷 Biguaçu -48.667,-27.5 d: 18804.3  

🇧🇷 Itapema -48.612,-27.091 d: 18771.2  

🇧🇷 Viamão -51.023,-30.088 d: 18840.7  

🇧🇷 Balneário Camboriú -48.633,-26.983 d: 18760.3  

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