Sakado, Saitama

This article is about the city in Japan. For the town in "The Legend of Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon", see Universe of The Legend of Zelda.

Sakado city hall



Location of Sakado in Saitama Prefecture


Coordinates: 35°57′26.1″N 139°24′10.9″E / 35.957250°N 139.403028°E / 35.957250; 139.403028Coordinates: 35°57′26.1″N 139°24′10.9″E / 35.957250°N 139.403028°E / 35.957250; 139.403028
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Saitama Prefecture
  Total 41.02 km2 (15.84 sq mi)
Population (February 2016)
  Total 101,638
  Density 2,480/km2 (6,400/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Sakura
- Flower Satsuki azalea
Phone number 049-283-1331
Address 1-1-1 Chiyoda, Sakado-shi, Saitama-ken 350-0292
Website Official website

Sakado (坂戸市 Sakado-shi) is a city in Saitama Prefecture, in the central Kantō region of Japan. As of 1 February 2016, the city had an estimated population of 101,638 and a population density of 2480 persons per km². Its total area was 41.02 square kilometres (15.84 sq mi).


Sakado is located in the geographic center of Saitama Prefecture.

Surrounding municipalities


Sakado-juku was a post station on the Nikkō Wakiōkan highway connecting Hachiōji with Nikkō from the Muromachi period onwards. During the late Edo period and early Meiji period, the area was noted for sericulture. The village of Sakado was created within Iruma District, Saitama with the establishment of the municipalities system on April 1, 1889 and was elevated to city status on December 10, 1896. On July 1, 1954, Sakado annexed the neighboring villages of Miyoshino, Issai, Oya and Suguro. On September 1, 1976, Sakado was elevated to city status.


Sakado is a regional commercial center with some light and precision manufacturing and food processing.



High schools

Elementary and junior high schools

Sakado has 13 elementary schools and seven junior high schools.




Sister city relations

City mascot

The city mascot "Sakacchi" (さかっち) was created in 2006 to mark the 30th anniversary of Sakado gaining city status.[2]

Local attractions

Sakado Xien Ten Gong

Notable people from Sakado


  1. 姉妹都市 [Sister cities] (in Japanese). Japan: Sakado City. Retrieved 9 October 2011.
  2. Sakado Yosakoi: All about Sakacchi Retrieved on 8 August 2009 (Japanese)
  3. Sakado Yosakoi official website Retrieved on 8 August 2009 (Japanese)
  4. 地域ニュース: 聖天宮 [Local News: Xien Ten Gong] (in Japanese). Japan: Koedo Net. 3 December 2009. Retrieved 20 July 2011.
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