Shizuoka.Hamamatsu City

Shizuoka.Hamamatsu City

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Japan’s City of Music, and a manufacturing town as well; an urban area with both mountains and the sea.

Hamamatsu (浜松市Hamamatsu-shi) is a city located in western Shizuoka PrefectureJapan. As of 1 December 2019, the city had an estimated population of 791,707 in 340,591 households,[2] making it the prefecture’s largest city, and a population density of 508 persons per km². The total area of the site was 1,558.06 km2 (601.57 sq mi). Hamamatsu is a member of the World Health Organization’s Alliance for Healthy Cities (AFHC).

The city of Hamamatsu was once a castle town, and later flourished as a post station for travelers. Located in the western part of Shizuoka Prefecture and situated about midway between Tokyo and Osaka, it sits near the center of Honshu. The city’s total area is quite large. The city has Lake Hamana-ko to the west, in the area extending from Hamamatsu Station along the Pacific Ocean. To the south is the Enshu-nada Sea, which hugs the Nakatajima Sakyu (sand dunes). To the north are mountains covered with lush greenery, and the Tenryu-gawa River. With the sea, lakes, mountains and rivers, the area displays a variety of expressions.

Country Shizuoka