- Tree Pine
Phone number 022-345-1111
Population 51,792 (Sep 2016)
Prefecture Miyagi Prefecture
- Flower Chrysanthemum
Area 49.13 km²
Local time Monday 1:52 AM
|Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
Weather 0°C, Wind W at 6 km/h, 86% Humidity
Points of interest Ogameyama Forest Park, Naritanishi Park, Naritahigashi Park
Tomiya (富谷市, Tomiya-shi) is a city located in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. As of September 2016, the city had an estimated population of 51,792 and a population density of 1,050 persons per km². The total area was 49.13 km².
- Map of Tomiya, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan
- Neighboring municipalities
Map of Tomiya, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan
Tomiya is located in central Miyagi Prefecture.
The area of present-day Tomiya was part of ancient Mutsu Province, and has been settled since at least the Jomon period by the Emishi people. During later portion of the Heian period, the area was ruled by the Northern Fujiwara. During the Sengoku period, the area was contested by various samurai clans before the area came under the control of the Date clan of Sendai Domain during the Edo period, under the Tokugawa shogunate. During the Edo period, Tomiya was a post town on the Ōshū Kaidō highway connecting Edo with northern Japan.
The modern village of Tomiya was created on April 1, 1889 with the establishment of the municipalities system. It was raised to town status on April 1, 1963 and raised to city status on October 10, 2016.
Tomiya is primarily a bedroom community for the neighboring metropolis of Sendai.
Tomiya is not currently served by any railway lines.