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Hamamatsu, Shizuoka

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Hamamatsu (浜松市; -shi) is a city located in western Shizuoka, Japan. It is the second largest city in Shizuoka. Following the recent merger trends in Japan known as Heisei's big mergers, the city will merge with surrounding 11 cities and towns in July 2005 and will become the largest city in Shizuoka.

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Demographics

As of May 2004, the city has a population of 603,770 and the density of 2,350.40 persons per km². The total area is 256.88 km².

History

The city was founded on July 1, 1911. In 1570, Tokugawa Ieyasu, the founder of the Tokugawa shogunate of Japan, built the Hamamatsu castle.

Industry

Hamamatsu is famous as an industrial city, especially for musical instruments and motorcycles.

Companies headquatered in Hamamatsu

Company founded in Hamamatsu

Transportation

Rail

Hamamatsu is a station on the Tokaido Shinkansen and Tokaido Main Line. As of 2005, this station is served by a small selection of Hikari services and all passing Kodama services. Hamamatsu is approximately halfway along the Tokaido line, as the journey time to both Tokyo and Shin-Osaka is approximately 1 and half hours with Hikari and 2 hours with Kodama.

Enshu Railway Line, a.k.a. Akaden (red train), is a local line running north from Shin-Hamamatsu station through Nishikajima station in Tenryu.

Tenryu Hamanako Railway Line stops at several stations in Miyakoda area.

Roads

  • National Highways
    • Route 1
    • Route 42
    • Route 150
    • Route 152
    • Route 257
    • Route 301
    • Route 362

Bus

Bus is the major public transportation in Hamamatsu. Almost all services are operated by Enshu Railway Co. (Entetsu).

Colleges and Universities

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