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Yūtō, Shizuoka

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Country  Japan
Area  8.15 km²
District  Hamana District, Shizuoka
Prefecture  Shizuoka Prefecture
Population  13,825 (1 Jun 2005)
Flower  Rhododendron
Yūtō, Shizuoka
Merged  July 1, 2005 (now part of Nishi-ku, Hamamatsu)
Time zone  Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Weather  18°C, Wind NW at 21 km/h, 62% Humidity
Region  Chūbu region (Tōkai region)

Yūtō (雄踏町, Yūtō-chō) was a town located in Hamana District, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan.

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On July 1, 2005, Yūtō, along with the cities of Tenryū and Hamakita, town of Haruno (from Shūchi District), the towns of Hosoe, Inasa and Mikkabi (all from Inasa District), the towns of Misakubo and Sakuma, the village of Tatsuyama (all from Iwata District), and the town of Maisaka (also from Hamana District), was merged into the expanded city of Hamamatsu.

Yūtō was located on the eastern banks of Lake Hamana just north of Maisaka Station on the JR Tōkaidō line.

Prior to its merger with Hamamatsu, Yūtō enjoyed a sister city relationship with Airdrie, Alberta, Canada. This relationship was founded on July 4, 1995.

Attractions

  • Yūtō-chō Culture Center - https://www.mb.epss.jp/contents/facilities/1410/index.html (Japanese)
  • Hamanako Royal Hotel - https://web.archive.org/web/20080921063816/http://www.daiwaresort.co.jp/english/09_haman.html
  • "Takiya Ryo" Fishing - http://www.kanko-otakara.jp - Discover Japan's description of this kind of fishing which is done at nighttime with lamps, harpoons, and nets.
  • Famous people

  • Shinichirô Sawai (澤井信一郎 ) - Movie Director
  • Hironoshin Furuhashi (古橋廣之進 ) - Honorary President of the Japan Swimming Federation
  • Yoko Kando (漢人陽子) - Barcelona Olympic Team Member
  • References

    Yūtō, Shizuoka Wikipedia


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