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Tsu

津市 · Tsu
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Location of Tsu in Mie
Location of Tsu in Mie
Country Japan
Region Kansai
Prefecture Mie
Area
 • Total 710.81 km2 (274.45 sq mi)
Population
 (July 1, 2011)
 • Total 284,969
 • Density 401/km2 (1,040/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- Tree Azalea
- Flower Azalea
Address 23-1 Nishi-Marunouchi, Tsu-shi, Mie-ken
514-8611
Website City of Tsu

Tsu (津市 Tsu-shi) is a city in the Kansai region of Japan on the island of Honshu. It is the capital city of Mie Prefecture.

History

Tsu originally developed as a castle town.

Tsu is known for its Tōjin Festival (唐人踊り Tōjin Odori), which is an annual community gathering which honors the arrival of the ambassadors from Korea (Joseon Tongsinsa) during the Edo period. There are two other cities that celebrate Tōjin Odori: Suzuka city in Mie Prefecture and Ushimado-chō in Okayama Prefecture.



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