Ichinomiya, Aichi

This article is about the city. For the town, see Ichinomiya, Aichi (town).
Special city

Masumida Shrine


Coat of arms

Location of Ichinomiya in Aichi Prefecture


Coordinates: 35°18′14″N 136°48′11″E / 35.30389°N 136.80306°E / 35.30389; 136.80306Coordinates: 35°18′14″N 136°48′11″E / 35.30389°N 136.80306°E / 35.30389; 136.80306
Country Japan
Region Chūbu (Tōkai)
Prefecture Aichi Prefecture
  Total 113.82 km2 (43.95 sq mi)
Population (March 2015)
  Total 378,829
  Density 3,330/km2 (8,600/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Round-Leaf Holly
- Flower Chinese bellflower
Phone number 0586-28-8100
Address 2-5-6 Honmachi, Ichinomiya-shi, Aichi-ken 491-8501
Website Official website

Ichinomiya (一宮市 Ichinomiya-shi) is a city located in Aichi Prefecture, Japan. The city is often called Owari-Ichinomiya to avoid confusion with another Ichinomiya (now part of the city of Toyokawa).

As of March 2015, the city had an estimated population of 378,829 and a population density of 3330 persons per km². The total area was 113.92 square kilometres (43.98 sq mi).


Ichinomiya is situated in western Aichi Prefecture, bordered by Gifu Prefecture to the west.

Neighboring municipalities


Ichinomiya literally means "the first shrine" of the province. In case of this city, it was Masumida Shrine of Owari Province. Ichinomiya developed as a monzen-machi from the Heian period.

The modern town of Ichinomiya was founded with the establishment of the municipalities system on April 1, 1889. It was raised to city status on September 1, 1921. The city annexed the neighboring villages of Haguri and Nishinari in 1940, and with an additional eight surrounding municipalities (the villages of Chiaki, Tanyo and Kitakata, and the towns of Asai, Yamato, Akiwara, Oku and a portion of Imaise) in 1955.

On April 1, 2002 Ichinomiya was designated as a Special City, with increased local autonomy. On April 1, 2005, the city was further expanded by absorbing the city of Bisai, and the town of Kisogawa (from Haguri District) which would make the city the fourth largest in Aichi Prefecture, behind Nagoya, Toyota, and Toyohashi.


The headquarters of Kanesue

Traditional noted for textiles, Ichinomiya is now a regional commercial center with a mixed economy of manufacturing and agriculture. Kanesue has its headquarters in Ichinomiya. It moved to its current headquarters in July 1976.[1]





Sister cities

Local attractions

138 Tower Park
Row of cherry blossom trees of the Kisogawa dike




Noted people from Ichinomiya


  1. "recruit.kanesue.co.jp Company profile" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2007-12-07.
  2. "International Exchange". List of Affiliation Partners within Prefectures. Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR). Retrieved 21 November 2015.

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