Takarazuka, Hyōgo

Special city

Muko River and Takarazuka Revue


Location of Takarazuka in Hyōgo Prefecture

Location in Japan

Coordinates: 34°48′N 135°22′E / 34.800°N 135.367°E / 34.800; 135.367Coordinates: 34°48′N 135°22′E / 34.800°N 135.367°E / 34.800; 135.367
Country Japan
Region Kansai
Prefecture Hyōgo Prefecture
  Mayor Tomoko Nakagawa
  Total 101.89 km2 (39.34 sq mi)
Population (1 October 2016)
  Total 225,228
  Density 2,161.0/km2 (5,597/sq mi)
  Tree Camellia sasanqua, Cornus kousa
  Flower Viola mandshurica (Japanese violet/sumire)
  Bird Cettia diphone, Motacilla grandis
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City hall address 1-1 Tōyō-chō, Takarazuka-shi, Hyōgo-ken
Website www.city.takarazuka.hyogo.jp

Takarazuka (宝塚市 Takarazuka-shi)[1] is a city located in Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan.

As of April 1, 2008, the city has an estimated population of 222,198 and a population density of 2,161 persons per km2. The total area is 101.89 km2.


Takarazuka from the Muko River

Takarazuka is nestled between the Rokko Range to the west and Nagao Range to the north with the Muko River running through the center of the city.

A bedroom community for Osaka and Kobe, there are quiet, upscale residential neighborhoods like Nigawa, Sakasegawa, and Hibarigaoka.

Known as the inner parlor of Kansai, Takarazuka is famous for the Takarazuka Revue, hot springs, and the Takarazuka Tourism Fireworks Display held since 1913. It is also famous as a choice residential area along with Ashiya and Nishinomiya.

At one time, the idea was raised of merging Takarazuka with Itami, Kawanishi, and Inagawa, but it is currently on hold.



Mayor: Tomoko Nakagawa (中川智子) (re-elected April 2013)


HI-LEX Corporation, a manufacturer of remote-controlling cables and accessories for multiple applications is headquartered in the city.[2]

Sister Cities/Partner Cities





Elementary Schools
Ryogen Municipal, Takarazuka Number 1 Municipal, Kohama Municipal, Takarazuka Municipal, Nagao Municipal, Nishitani Municipal, Nigawa Municipal, Nishiyama Municipal, Mefu Municipal, Nagao South Municipal, Suenari Municipal, Akura Municipal, Nakayama-Sakuradai Municipal, Nagaodai Municipal, Sakasedai Municipal, Miza Municipal, Koumyo Municipal, Suehiro Municipal, Nakayama-Satsukidai Municipal, Maruhashi Municipal, Takatsukasa Municipal, Akura North Municipal, Sumiregaoka Municipal, Yamatedai Municipal, Hibarigaoka Academy
Junior High Schools
Takarazuka Number 1 Municipal, Takarazuka Municipal, Nagao Municipal, Nishitani Municipal, Houbai Municipal, Takatsukasa Municipal, South Hibarigaoka Municipal, Akura Municipal, Nakayama-Satsukidai Municipal, Gotenyama Municipal, Hikarigaoka Municipal, Yamatedai Municipal, Hibarigaoka Academy, Obayashi Seishin Women's Institute
Senior High Schools
Takarazuka Prefectural, Takarazuka West Prefectural, Takarazuka East Prefectural, Takarazuka North Prefectural, Hibarigaoka Academy, Obayashi Seishin Women's Institute
Miscellaneous Schools
Takarazuka Music School
Vocational Colleges
Municipal Nursing College
Koshien University, Takarazuka University of Art and Design

There was formerly a North Korean school, Takarazuka Korean Elementary School (宝塚朝鮮初級学校). [3]

Neighboring Municipalities

Inagawa, Itami, Kawanishi, Kobe (Kita-ku), Nishinomiya, Sanda.

Specialty Products

Osamu Tezuka Manga Museum

Notable people from Takarazuka

Takarazuka Hotel


Religious Institutions

Sightseeing and Festivals

Takarazuka Grand Theater and Bow Hall



Railways connect the city to other cities in the region including Osaka. Takarazuka Station, serving all railway lines in the city listed below, plays an important role as the city's central station.




  1. The kanji 塚 (UTF-8 code FA1016), which is part of Takarazuka's official name (宝塚市), is not available on all systems. (It can be entered in Wikipedia with HTML character 塚.) When not available, the kanji 塚 (UTF-8 code 585A16, HTML character 塚) is used as a substitute, rendering Takarazuka as 宝塚市. ("Shirabetemimashita 'Takarazukashi' no zuka to ZU" (PDF). Kōhō Takarazuka (in Japanese). 1026: 8. 2004-06-15. Retrieved 2007-03-05.)
  2. "HI-LEX". Retrieved 5 March 2014.
  3. "ウリハッキョ一覧" (Archive). Chongryon. Retrieved on October 14, 2015.
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