Takizawa, Iwate


Takizawa montage



Location of Takizawa in Iwate Prefecture


Coordinates: 39°44′5″N 141°4′37″E / 39.73472°N 141.07694°E / 39.73472; 141.07694Coordinates: 39°44′5″N 141°4′37″E / 39.73472°N 141.07694°E / 39.73472; 141.07694
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Iwate
  Total 182.32 km2 (70.39 sq mi)
Population (February 2014)
  Total 55,153
  Density 303/km2 (780/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Sakura
- Flower Lilium auratum
- Bird Common cuckoo
Phone number 019-684-2111
Address 55, Nakaukai, Takizawa-shi, Iwate-ken 020-0692
Website Official website

Takizawa (滝沢市 Takizawa-shi) is a city located in Iwate Prefecture, Japan. As of February 2014, the city had an estimated population of 55,153 and a population density of 303 persons per km². The total area was 182.32 km².


Takizawa is located in central Iwate Prefecture, bordered to the north and west by the Iwate Mountains, and the Kitakami River to the east and the Shizukuishi River to the south.

Neighboring municipalities


The area of present-day Takizawa was part of ancient Mutsu Province. During the Heian period, it was ruled by the Abe clan. During the Sengoku period, the area came under the control of the Nambu clan during the Edo period, who ruled Morioka Domain under the Tokugawa shogunate.

The village of Takizawa was established within Iwate District, Iwate on April 1, 1889. Takizawa was promoted directly from a village to a city on January 1, 2014.


Takizawa is a bedroom community for Morioka. Agriculture still plays an important role in the local economy, with Takizawa known for its summer watermelon and fall apples. Koiwai Farm, based in Takizawa, is currently the largest privately owned dairy production center in Japan. The farm produces a full range of dairy products distributed throughout the nation.





Local attractions

Noted people from Takizawa


  1. Information about the Chagu-Chagu Horse Festival from the Japan National Tourist Organization
  2. Koiwai's official website (Japanese)

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