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Ogaki, Gifu

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Country  Japan
Population  161,160 (2010)
Area  206.52 km2
Region  Chubu
Mayor  Bin Ogawa
Colleges and Universities  Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences, Gifu Keizai University

Ogaki (, Ogaki-shi) is a city located in Gifu Prefecture, Japan. It was incorporated as a city on April 1, 1918.


Map of Ogaki, Gifu

As of January 31, 2013, the city has an estimated population of 163,364 and a population density of 790 persons per km². The total area is 206.52 km².

Ogaki cherry blossom tart & hanayori danju

Ogaki was the final destination for the haiku poet Matsuo Basho on one of his long journeys as recounted in his book Oku no Hosomichi. Every November the city holds a Basho Festival.


Ogaki, Gifu Beautiful Landscapes of Ogaki, Gifu

Ogaki is located in the northwest area of the Nobi Plain in Gifu Prefecture and is known as being the most centrally-located city in Japan.

Ogaki, Gifu Beautiful Landscapes of Ogaki, Gifu

As a result of its 2006 merger with the town of Kamiishizu (from Yoro District), and the town of Sunomata (from Anpachi District), the city consists of three disconnected regions, with Sunomata in the east, the original Ogaki in the center, and Kamiishizu in the southwest.

The main river flowing through the city is the Ibi River; however, the Nagara River forms the border between Ogaki and the neighboring cities of Gifu and Hashima.

Visitor attractions

  • Akasaka-juku, the 56th station on the Nakasendo
  • Kokubun-ji ruins
  • Bashos Oku no Hosomichi Haiku Journey Memorial
  • Ogaki Castle
  • Softopia Japan
  • Sumiyoshi Lighthouse
  • Sunomata Castle
  • Japan food trip to harvest and cook bamboo shoots

    Super flowerhorn food fengshui


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