Gamagori City │ 蒲郡市

The city of Gamagori (蒲郡市) is located in Aichi Prefecture in central Japan, is a peaceful port city with a population of about 82,264, including about 3,459 foreign residents, of which 1,557 are Filipinos, 464 Brazilians, 423 Vietnamese, 280 Chinese, 314 Peruvians, 53 Koreans and 368 of other nationalities.


Gamagori is creating a multicultural society in which all people living in the city of Gamagori respect each other’s nationalities and foreign cultures and can demonstrate their individual strengths equally, based on the concept of “a community where we accept each other and we live together.”


Gamagori wants to become an attractive city where all citizens, including foreign citizens, can play an active role.


In 1889, the town was known as Gamagori Village and was proclaimed Hoi District and in 1891 it was elevated to city status. But it was only in 1954 that the city of Gamagori was officially proclaimed, after merging with the neighboring city of Miya and the village of Shiotsu.


Gamagori developed textile industries and fiber cable industries from the beginning and in the 1960s, textile products accounted for almost 80% of industrial production shipments. However, as a result of changing needs and industrial diversification, the proportion of textile-related products has relatively decreased since then. But Gamagori is a leader in fiber cable manufacturing and has the largest production volume in Japan.


Gamagori is a coastal city with a mild climate and even in winter it rarely snows, and it also rarely rains, with only about 10% of rainy days per year. September being the rainiest month. Temperatures are highest on average in August, around 30°C, and lowest in January, around 3°C.


Gamagori is a seaside tourist destination surrounded by two large peninsulas, the Atsumi Peninsula and the Chita Peninsula, and is designated as Mikawa Bay Quasi-National Park, with hot springs, shrines, ryokan and famous for its cuisine Japanese.


The area has four hot springs along approximately 47 km of coastline, and the symbol of Gamagori is the Sacred Island called Takeshima, a National Natural Monument designated on August 25, 1930. In the center of Takeshima Island is Yaotomi Shrine, a of Japan’s seven Benzaiten shrines.

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Takeshima Island is the symbol of the city of Gamagori and was designated a National Natural Monument on August 25, 1930. The island itself is small, covering an area of …

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