Miyazu, Kyoto

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Flag of Miyazu
Official seal of Miyazu
Location of Miyazu in Kyoto Prefecture
Location of Miyazu in Kyoto Prefecture
Miyazu is located in Japan
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 172.74 km2 (66.70 sq mi)
Population (October 1, 2017)
 • Total 17,633
 • Density 100/km2 (260/sq mi)
 • Tree Pinus
 • Flower Cryptotaenia, Azalea
Time zone UTC+9 (JST)
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 October 1, 2017, the city has an estimated population of 17,633, with 7,638 households[1] and a population density of 100 persons per km². The total area is 172.74 km².


An Imperial decree in July 1899 established Miyazu as an open port for trading with the United States and the United Kingdom.[2]

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[edit]

Country City State / Region Since
United States United States Delray Beach  Florida
New Zealand New Zealand Nelsoncitycouncil-council-crest.jpg Nelson Nelson flag.svg 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.


  1. ^ "Official website of Kyoto Prefecture" (in Japanese). Japan: Kyoto Prefecture. Retrieved 11 February 2018.
  2. ^ US Department of State. (1906). A digest of international law as embodied in diplomatic discussions, treaties and other international agreements (John Bassett Moore, ed.), Vol. 5, p. 759.

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