Ichinomiya, Aichi

Ichinomiya, Aichi

Special city
Masumida Shrine in Ichinomiya
Masumida Shrine in Ichinomiya
Flag of Ichinomiya
Location of Ichinomiya in Aichi Prefecture
Location of Ichinomiya in Aichi Prefecture
Ichinomiya is located in Japan
Location in Japan
Country Japan
Region Chūbu (Tōkai)
Prefecture Aichi Prefecture
 • Mayor Kazuo Tani
 • Total 113.91 km2 (43.98 sq mi)
Population (September 1, 2013)
 • Total 386,653
 • Density 3,322.00/km2 (8,603.9/sq mi)
 • Tree Round-Leaf Holly
 • Flower Chinese bellflower
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City Hall Address 2-5-6 Honmachi, Ichinomiya-shi, Aichi-ken
Phone number 0586-28-8100
Website .jp.aichi.ichinomiya.citywww

Ichinomiya (一宮市 Ichinomiya-shi) is a city located in Aichi Prefecture, Japan. The city is often called Owari-Ichinomiya to avoid confusion with another Ichinomiya (now part of the city of Toyokawa). The pre-expansion city was once part of now-defunct Nakashima District until September 1, 1921.

Ichinomiya literally means "the first shrine" of the province. In case of this city, it was Masumida Shrine of Owari Province.

On April 1, 2005, the city was expanded by absorbing the city of Bisai, and the town of Kisogawa (from Haguri District) which would make the city the fourth largest in Aichi Prefecture, only behind (by largest to third largest) Nagoya, Toyota, and Toyohashi. Following this merger, the city now has a population of at least 380,000 and the city has scheduled to become a Core City sometime in the future.


  • Economy 1
  • Education 2
  • Geography 3
    • Surrounding municipalities 3.1
  • History 4
  • Sister cities 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7


The headquarters of Kanesue

Kanesue has its headquarters in Ichinomiya. It moved to its current headquarters in July 1976.[1]


There is one university in Ichinomiya, Shubun University. There are many public and private high schools and junior high schools, as well as junior colleges, such as Aichi Kiwami College of Nursing.


Surrounding municipalities


  • 1889: The town of Ichinomiya was founded by the mergers of Ichinomiya and Ichishiki.
  • September 1, 1921: The city was founded.
  • 1940: Merged with the villages of Haguri and Nishinari.
  • 1955: Merged with surrounding 8 municipalities.
  • April 1, 2002: Ichinomiya became a Special City.
  • April 1, 2005: Absorbed the city of Bisai and the town of Kisogawa (from Haguri District).

Sister cities

Ichinomiya has nine sister cities, all members of the "Kazutoyo and Chiyo Summit". Ichinomiya is one of the members of the summit.


  1. ^ "recruit.kanesue.co.jp Company profile" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2007-12-07. 

External links

  • Ichinomiya City official website (Japanese)