Ōgaki, Gifu

Ōgaki, Gifu
—  City  —

Location of Ōgaki in Gifu Prefecture
Ōgaki is located in Japan
Coordinates: 35°22′N 136°37′E / 35.367°N 136.617°E / 35.367; 136.617Coordinates: 35°22′N 136°37′E / 35.367°N 136.617°E / 35.367; 136.617
Country Japan
Region Chūbu
Prefecture Gifu Prefecture
 – Mayor Bin Ogawa
 – Total 206.52 km2 (79.7 sq mi)
Population (July 2011[1])
 – Total 160,999
 – Density 779.6/km2 (2,019.1/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City symbols
- Tree Cinnamomum camphora
- Flower Satsuki azalea
Phone number (0584) 81-4111
Address 2-29 Marunouchi, Ōgaki-shi, Gifu-ken
Website City of Ōgaki

Ōgaki (大垣市 Ōgaki-shi?) is a city located in Gifu Prefecture, Japan. It was incorporated as a city on April 1, 1918. As of July 2011, the city has an estimated population of 160,999 and a total area of 79.75 square kilometres (30.79 sq mi).

Ōgaki was the final destination for the haiku poet Matsuo Bashō. Every November the city holds a Bashō Festival.



Ōgaki is located in the northwest area of the Nōbi Plain in Gifu Prefecture and is known as being the most centrally-located city in Japan.

As a result of its 2006 merger with Kamiishizu, Yōrō District, and Sunomata, Anpachi District, the city consists of three disconnected regions, with Sunomata in the east, the original Ōgaki in the center, and Kamiishizu in the southwest.[2]

The main river flowing through the city is the Ibi River; however, the Nagara River forms the border between Ōgaki and the neighboring cities of Gifu and Hashima.

Adjacent municipalities

Gifu Prefecture
Mie Prefecture
Shiga Prefecture

Municipal annexations

  • April 1918: Gained municipal status
  • April 1928: Merged with parts of the village of Kitakuise, Anpachi District (specifically, Kido, Minamiisshiki, Kasagi, Kasanui and Gama areas)
  • December 1934: Merged with village of Minamikuise, Anpachi District
  • June 1935: Merged with village of Tagishima, Anpachi District
  • June 1936: Merged with village of Yasui, Anpachi District
  • February 1940: Merged with villages of Urū and Shizusato, Fuwa District
  • October 1947: Merged with villages of Ayasato, Fuwa District, and Sumoto, Anpachi District
  • June 1948: Merged with village of Asakusa, Anpachi District
  • October 1948: Merged with village of Kawanami and the Maze part of Maki, Anpachi District
  • April 1949: Merged with village of Nakagawa, Anpachi District
  • April 1951: Merged with village of Wagō, Anpachi District
  • June 1952: Merged with village of Mitsukoshi, Anpachi District
  • October 1954: Merged with village of Arasaki, Fuwa District
  • September 1967: Merged with town of Akasaka, Fuwa District
  • April 1988: Established city constitution
  • March 27, 2006: Merged with towns of Kamiishizu, Yōrō District, and Sunomata, Anpachi District[2]

Sister and friendship cities

Educational institutions

Universities and colleges

High schools

  • Ogaki Kita Senior High School
  • Ogaki Higashi Senior High School
  • Ogaki Minami Senior High School
  • Ogaki Nishi Senior High School
  • Ogaki Technical High School
  • Ogaki-Shogyo Business High School
  • Nihon University Ogaki Senior High School
  • Ogaki School for Handicapped (primary through senior high)
  • Hirano Gakuen
  • Ogaki Sakura High School



  • Central Japan Railway Company
  • Kintetsu Corporation
    • Kintetsu Yoro Line: Otoba Station, Tomoe Station, Mino Aoyagi Station, Nishi Ogaki Station, Ogaki Station, Muro Station, Kita Ogaki Station
  • Tarumi Railway Company
    • Tarumi Line: Ogaki Station, Higashi Ogaki Station
  • Seino Railway (freight railway)
    • Seino Ichihashi Line: Mino Akasaka Station, Otomezaka Station, Saruiwa Station, Ichihashi Station
    • Seino Hirui Line: Mino Akasaka Station, Mino Okubo Station, Hirui Station


Visitor attractions


External links

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