Shimizu, Shizuoka facts for kids
Kano River in Shimizu Town
Location of Shimizu Town in Shizuoka Prefecture
|• Total||8.81 km2 (3.40 sq mi)|
|Population (August 2019)|
|• Density||3,683.7/km2 (9,541/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|• Bird||Common kingfisher|
|Address||210-1 Dōniwa, Shimizu-chō, Suntō-gun, Shizuoka-ken 411-8650|
The municipality was "Shimizu City" until it merged with Shizuoka in 2005.
Shimizu developed around its good natural harbor.
In the Edo period, Kanbara (蒲原 Kanbara-juku), Yui (由井 Yui-shuku), Okitsu (興津 Okitsu-juku) and Ejiri (江尻 Ejiri-juku) were the 15-18th of the 53 shogunate-maintained waystations (shuku-eki) along the Tōkaidō road which connected Edo and Kyoto. These four way-stations were in the area of modern Shimizu.
Shimizu is located on the coast of Suruga Bay of the Pacific Ocean.
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