Gyōda City Hall



Location of Gyōda in Saitama Prefecture

Location of Gyōda in Saitama Prefecture

Coordinates: 36°8′20″N 139°27′20.3″E / 36.13889°N 139.455639°E / 36.13889; 139.455639Coordinates: 36°8′20″N 139°27′20.3″E / 36.13889°N 139.455639°E / 36.13889; 139.455639
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Saitama Prefecture
  Total 67.49 km2 (26.06 sq mi)
Population (February 2016)
  Total 81,871
  Density 1,210/km2 (3,100/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
– Tree Ginkgo biloba
– Flower Chrysanthemum, Nelumbo nucifera
Phone number 048-556-1111
Address 2–5 Honmaru, Gyoda-shi, Saitama-ken 361-8601
Website Official website
Oshi Castle

Gyōda (行田市 Gyōda-shi) is a city located in Saitama Prefecture, in the central Kantō region of Japan. As of 1 February 2016, the city had an estimated population of 81,871 and a population density of 1210 persons per km². Its total area was 67.49 square kilometres (26.06 sq mi).


Gyōda is located in north-central Saitama Prefecture, with the Tone River separating it from Gunma Prefecture. The entire city is located on the alluvial plain of the Tone River and the Arakawa River.

Surrounding municipalities


Gyōda contains many Kofun period burial mounds and has been inhabited since prehistoric times. “Saitama” is a local place name within Gyōda, and is recorded in Nara period documents. During the Sengoku period, Oshi Castle famously withstood a siege by Ishida Mitsunari in 1590. During the Edo period Tokugawa shogunate, the castle was the center of Oshi Domain, ruled by a branch of the Matsudaira clan until 1871, during which time the castle town prospered from its location on the Nakasendō highway.

The town of Gyōda was created within Kitasaitama District, Saitama with the establishment of the municipalities system on April 1, 1889. On April 1, 1937, Gyōda annexed the neighboring villages of Nagano, Hoshikawa and Mochida. It was elevated to city status on April 23, 1949. From 1954–1955, the city expanded by annexing the neighboring villages of Araki, Suka, Kitakawahara, Saitama, Hoshimiya, and Ōi.

On January 1, 2006, the village of Minamikawara (from Kitasaitama District) was merged into Gyōda.


Gyōda has a mixed economy of agriculture and light manufacturing, especially for automobile components.





Sister city relations

Local attractions

Important historical sites

Muruhakayama Kofun
Ancient Lotus Park



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