Jōyō, Kyoto



Location of Jōyō in Kyoto Prefecture

Location in Japan

Coordinates: 34°51′11″N 135°46′48″E / 34.85306°N 135.78000°E / 34.85306; 135.78000Coordinates: 34°51′11″N 135°46′48″E / 34.85306°N 135.78000°E / 34.85306; 135.78000
Country Japan
Region Kansai
Prefecture Kyoto Prefecture
  Mayor Toshiharu Okuda
  Total 32.71 km2 (12.63 sq mi)
Population (October 1, 2015)
  Total 76,869
  Density 2,400/km2 (6,100/sq mi)
  Tree Ume
  Flower Iris
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City hall address 16-17 Higashinokuchi, Terada, Jōyō-shi, Kyōto-fu
Website www.city.joyo.kyoto.jp/english/english.html

Jōyō (城陽市 Jōyō-shi) is a city located in Kyoto Prefecture, Kansai, Japan. It is halfway between Kyoto and Nara. It contains historical sites including the Shibagahara Tomb and Mito shrine. The city was founded on May 3, 1972.

As of 2015, the city has an estimated population of 76,869 and a population density of 2350.5 persons per km². The total area is 32.71 km².

Sister cities

Joyo has two sister cities:



Gold and silver threads weaved into Kimono and Obi are produced at Joyo. Joyo produces 60% of all the gold and silver thread in Japan.

Tourist Attraction

Aodani ume grove

Currently about 10,000 Ume trees are planted in this 20-hectare area, considered the largest in Kyoto Prefecture. A detailed origin of this ume grove is not known. It is known that in the beginning of the Medieval era (Kamakura age, 1185-1333 AD) a prince wrote a Tanka to praise this ume grove.


Association football

Sanga Town Joyo is an official training field for the Kyoto Sanga F.C., which belongs to the Japanese professional association football league, J. League.

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