Ōgaki, Gifu


Ōgaki Castle


Location of Ōgaki in Gifu Prefecture

Location in Japan

Coordinates: 35°22′N 136°37′E / 35.367°N 136.617°E / 35.367; 136.617Coordinates: 35°22′N 136°37′E / 35.367°N 136.617°E / 35.367; 136.617
Country Japan
Region Chūbu
Prefecture Gifu Prefecture
  Mayor Bin Ogawa
  Total 206.52 km2 (79.74 sq mi)
Population (31 August 2016)
  Total 162,132
  Density 790/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
  Tree Cinnamomum camphora
  Flower Satsuki azalea
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City hall address 2-29 Marunouchi, Ōgaki-shi, Gifu-ken
Website www.city.ogaki.lg.jp
Ōgaki Castle in 1933

Ōgaki (大垣市 Ōgaki-shi) is a city in Gifu Prefecture, Japan. It was incorporated as a city on April 1, 1918.

As of January 31, 2013, the city has an estimated population of 163,364[1] and a population density of 790 persons per km². The total area is 206.52 km².

Ōgaki was the final destination for the haiku poet Matsuo Bashō on one of his long journeys as recounted in his book Oku no Hosomichi. Every November the city holds a Bashō Festival.


Ōgaki is located in the northwest area of the Nōbi Plain in Gifu Prefecture and is known as being the most centrally-located city in Japan.

As a result of its 2006 merger with the town of Kamiishizu (from Yōrō District), and the town of Sunomata (from Anpachi District), the city consists of three disconnected regions, with Sunomata in the east, the original Ōgaki in the center, and Kamiishizu in the southwest.[2]

The main river flowing through the city is the Ibi River; however, the Nagara River forms the border between Ōgaki and the neighboring cities of Gifu and Hashima.

Adjacent municipalities

Municipal annexations

Sister and friendship cities

Ōgaki is twinned with the following towns and cities.

Educational institutions

Universities and colleges

High schools

International schools




Visitor attractions


  1. 人口と世帯 [Population and households]. Ogaki official website (in Japanese). Ogaki City. Retrieved 24 February 2013.
  2. 1 2 総括 1 大垣市の沿革 (PDF). Ōgaki official website (in Japanese). Retrieved August 17, 2011.
  3. http://www.beavertonoregon.gov/index.aspx?NID=1552. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. "Stuttgarter Stadtporträt/Städtepartnerschaften/Internationale Partnerschaften/Besonders freundschaftliche Beziehungen". Landeshauptstadt Stuttgart, Abteilung Außenbeziehungen (Official website of Stuttgart) (in German).
  5. "Escolas Brasileiras Homologadas no Japão" (Archive). Embassy of Brazil in Tokyo. Retrieved on October 13, 2015.
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