Location of Higashiōmi in Shiga Prefecture

Location in Japan

Coordinates: 35°7′N 136°12′E / 35.117°N 136.200°E / 35.117; 136.200Coordinates: 35°7′N 136°12′E / 35.117°N 136.200°E / 35.117; 136.200
Country Japan
Region Kansai
Prefecture Shiga Prefecture
  Mayor Kōichi Nakamura
  Total 388.58 km2 (150.03 sq mi)
Population (April 2008)
  Total 117,557
  Density 303/km2 (780/sq mi)
  Tree Japanese Maple
  Flower Purple Gromwell
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City hall address 10-5, Yōkaichi Midorimachi, Higashiōmi-shi, Shiga-ken
Website www.city.higashiomi.shiga.jp

Higashiōmi (東近江市 Higashiōmi-shi, lit. East Ōmi) is a city located in Shiga Prefecture, Japan.

As of 2008, the city has an estimated population of 117,557 and a population density of 303 persons per km². The total area is 388.58 km².

The modern city of Higashiōmi was established on February 11, 2005, from the merger of the old city of Yōkaichi, the towns of Eigenji and Gokashō (both from Kanzaki District), and the towns of Aitō and Kotō (both from Echi District).

On January 1, 2006, the town of Notogawa (from Kanzaki District), and the town of Gamō (from Gamō District) were merged into Higashiōmi.

Sister cities and cultural exchange cities

Higashiōmi maintains the following sister city relationships.[1]


  1. Sister Cities and Cultural Exchange City of Higashiomi. Higashiomi City Homepage. Retrieved on July 10, 2008.

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