Tsuchiyama, Shiga

Location of Tsuchiyama

Tsuchiyama (土山町 Tsuchiyama-chō) was a town located in Kōka District, Shiga Prefecture, Japan.

As of 2004, the town has an estimated population of 9,007 and a density of 71.37 persons per km². The total area is 127.14 km².

On October 1, 2004, Tsuchiyama, along with the towns of Kōka, Kōnan, Minakuchi and Shigaraki (all from Kōka District), was merged to create the city of Kōka.

Tsuchiyama is famous for Tsuchiyama-juku, one of the 53 post stations along the Tokaido road and for its production of green tea. Kōka city produces 80% of all green tea in Shiga Prefecture.

The sister city of Tsuchiyama is Traverse City, Michigan, USA

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