- Fujisawa, Kanagawa
Mayor =Yasunori Ebine
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nihongo|Fujisawa|藤沢市|Fujisawa-shi is a city located in Kanagawa,
As of 2005, the city has an estimated
populationof 394,990 and the density of 5,682.49 persons per km². The total area is 69.51 km².
The city was founded on
October 1, 1940.
Fujisawa is located in the central part of the Kanagawa Prefecture. It faces
Sagami Bayof the Pacific Ocean. The northern part of the city is situated on the Sagamino plateau while the southern part is on the Shonan Dunes.
Fujisawa was mentioned in a document (
Taiheiki) in the late 14th century.Fujisawa developed around Yugyo-ji temple, which was established in 1325. Fujisawa-shukuwas a post town (宿場町 Shukuba-machi) along the Tōkaidō during the Edo period. Edward S. Morsestarted biological studies at Enoshimaisland in 1877. Koza county public office was established in 1878. Fujisawa Stationof Tōkaidō Main Linewas established in 1887. Fujisawaosaka town and Fujisawaotomi town were founded in 1889. Fujisawaosaka town and Fujisawaotomi town were united in 1907. Fujisawaosaka town, Kugenuma village, and the Meiji village were united and it became Fujisawa town in 1908. Fujisawa town became Fujisawa city in 1940. Muraoka village and Fujisawa city were united in 1941. Mutsuai village and Fujisawa city were united in 1942. Katase town and Fujisawa city were united in 1947. Goshomi village, Chogo, Takakura, Endo, and Fujisawa city were united in 1955.
In Fujisawa, popular sightseeing places are Kugenuma Beach and Enoshima Island. Kugenuma Beach is the birthplace of surfing and beach volleyball in Japan. In 1964, the sailing portion of the Tokyo Olympics took place here. Enoshima also boasts an aquarium.
ister city and Friendship city
Kunming, Yunnanprovince, People's Republic of China(1981)
*Route 1, to
*Route 134, to Yokosuka via Kamakura, or Hiratsuka
*Route 467, to Yamato
*Tōkaidō line (rail), to
*Odakyu line (rail), to
*Enoden line (rail), to Kamakura
Sagami Railway, to Futamatagawa
Yokohama Municipal Subway, to Azamino
*Grand Stage Fujisawa
*Shirahata Shrine:Shirahata Jinja is a shinto shrine, dedicated to Samukawahiko-no-Mikoto and
Minamoto no Yoshitsune. There are two portable shrines, Yoshitsune and Benkei. Yoshitsune and Benkei were famous persons in the Kamakura periodmentioned in The Chrysanthemum and the Swordby Ruth Benedict.
*Yugyo-ji - Center temple of
*The Ruin of Oba Castle
Amazing Grace Churchis a non-denominational Christian church
Fujisawa Baptist Churchfounded in 1962
United Church of Christ in Fujisawais a Protestant church
* [http://www.city.fujisawa.kanagawa.jp/ Official website] in Japanese, [http://www.city.fujisawa.kanagawa.jp/introduce/english/ Official website] in English
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