Miyazu, Kyoto



Location of Miyazu in Kyoto Prefecture

Location in Japan

Coordinates: 35°32′N 135°12′E / 35.533°N 135.200°E / 35.533; 135.200Coordinates: 35°32′N 135°12′E / 35.533°N 135.200°E / 35.533; 135.200
Country Japan
Region Kansai
Prefecture Kyoto Prefecture
  Mayor Shoji Inoue (since July 2006)
  Total 169.31 km2 (65.37 sq mi)
Population (May 31, 2011)
  Total 21,512
  Density 127.06/km2 (329.1/sq mi)
  Tree Pinus
  Flower Cryptotaenia, Azalea
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City hall address Yanaginawate 345-1, Miyazu City, Kyoto Prefecture (京都府宮津市字柳縄手345ー1)

Miyazu (宮津市 Miyazu-shi) is a city located in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. The city was founded on June 1, 1954.

As of May 31, 2011, the city has an estimated population of 21,512, with 8,360 households and a population density of 127.06 persons per km². The total area is 169.31 km².


An Imperial decree in July 1899 established Miyazu as an open port for trading with the United States and the United Kingdom.[1]

Located in Miyazu City is Amanohashidate or the "bridge to heaven", said to be one of Japan's three most beautiful sights. The naturally formed land bridge is 3.6 kilometres (2.2 mi) long and covered in pine trees.

Twin towns – Sister cities

Country City State / Region Since
United States United States Delray Beach  Florida
New Zealand New Zealand Nelson Nelson

Miyazu is a sister city to Delray Beach in honor of George Morikami and the Japanese farming community known as the Yamato Colony that existed in Florida.


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