Tosu, Saga

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Tosu

鳥栖市
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Tosu City Hall
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Location of Tosu in Saga Prefecture
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Tosu
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 33°23′N130°30′E / 33.383°N 130.500°E / 33.383; 130.500 Coordinates: 33°23′N130°30′E / 33.383°N 130.500°E / 33.383; 130.500
CountryJapan
Region Kyushu
Prefecture Saga Prefecture
Government
  MayorYasushi Hashimoto (since March 2007)
Area
  Total71.73 km2 (27.70 sq mi)
Population
 (February 28, 2017)
  Total72,755
  Density1,000/km2 (2,600/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+09:00 (JST)
City hall address1118 Shukumachi, Tosu-shi, Saga-ken
841-8511
Website www.city.tosu.lg.jp
Symbols
Bird Japanese white-eye
Flower Japanese iris
Tree Round leaf holly
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Sun Messe Tosu

Tosu (鳥栖市, Tosu-shi) is a city located in the eastern part of Saga Prefecture on the island of Kyushu, Japan. As of February 28, 2017, the city has an estimated population of 72,755 and a population density of 1,000 persons per km2. [1] The total area is 71.73 km2.

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Overview

Tosu is one of the major transportation hubs of Kyushu. Its main train station is Tosu Station which connects the Nagasaki Main Line and the Kagoshima Main Line. There is also a junction connecting the Kyūshū Expressway, Nagasaki Expressway and Ōita Expressway. Economically it is part of the Fukuoka metropolitan area, and according to a 2000 census about 5% of the total population of Tosu commute to work or school in Fukuoka.

Geography

Located in the Saga Plains, the Chikushi River runs along the southern border of Tosu. The lowlands are used for paddy farming and are where the city center is located. The northwestern part of the city contains the eastern part of the Sefuri Mountaians.

Mountains

Rivers

Dams

Adjoining municipalities

History

Education

Junior colleges

Senior high schools

Junior high schools

Elementary schools

Transport

Rail

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Kyushu Shinkansen

The main station is Tosu Station. The Kyushu Shinkansen stops at Shin-Tosu Station.

Road

Scenic and historic places

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Tosu Football Stadium

Sightseeing spots

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Tosu Premium Outlets

Festivals and events

Sports

Notable people from Tosu

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References

  1. http://www.city.tosu.lg.jp/