Kōka, Shiga


Kōka, Shiga

Infobox City Japan
Name= Kōka
JapaneseName= 甲賀市
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Region=Kansai
Prefecture=Shiga
District=
Area_km2=481.69
PopDate=April 2008
Population=93,882
Density_km2=195
Coords=
LatitudeDegrees= 34
LatitudeMinutes= 58
LatitudeSeconds=
LongtitudeDegrees= 136
LongtitudeMinutes= 10
LongtitudeSeconds=
Tree=Cryptomeria
Flower=Sasayuri (Lilium japonicum)
Bird= Common Kingfisher
Symbol
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SymbolDescription= Flag
Mayor= Takeshi Nakajima
CityHallPostalCode=528-8502
CityHallAddress=6053, Minakuchichō Minakuchi, Kōka-shi, Shiga-ken
CityHallPhone= 0748-65-0650
CityHallLink= [http://www.city.koka.shiga.jp/ Kōka City]

nihongo|Kōka|甲賀市|Kōka-shi is a city located in the southern part of Shiga Prefecture, Japan. (The word 'Kōka' is often rendered as 'Koga' in English, especially when referring to the Koga Ninja.)

As of April 2008, the city has an estimated population of 93,882 and a density of 195 persons per km². The total area is 481.69 km². The city was founded on October 1, 2004 when the towns of Kōka, Minakuchi, Shigaraki, Tsuchiyama, and Kōnan merged to form one new city.

Kōka is quite well known for its ninja history, fine quality ceramics and for containing two post stations (Tsuchiyama-juku and Minakuchi-juku) from the historic Tōkaidō. The city launched a new English version of their homepage in April 2007, and they have begun to actively promote themselves as a little known yet highly authentic sightseeing destination

Transport

Koka is served by local busses as well as two train lines.

Rail

Koka sits on the Kusatsu Line of the JR. The line runs from Kusatsu to Tsuge Station in Iga, Mie Prefecture. There are five stops in Koka - Kibukawa, Kōnan, Terashō, Kōka, and Aburahi.

Kibukawa Station also has lines for the Shigaraki Kōgen Railway: Shigaraki Line and the Ohmi Railway: Main Line.

ee also

* Capital of Japan
* Kōga-ryū, the Koga Ninja school of ninjutsu
* Shigaraki ware

External links

* [http://www.city.koka.shiga.jp/english/index.html Kōka City Homepage]


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