Itako, Ibaraki
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Itako, Ibaraki

Maekawa Iris Park
Maekawa Iris Park
Flag of Itako
Official seal of Itako
Location of Itako in Ibaraki Prefecture
Location of Itako in Ibaraki Prefecture
Itako is located in Japan
Coordinates: 35°56?49.7?N 140°33?19.3?E / 35.947139°N 140.555361°E / 35.947139; 140.555361Coordinates: 35°56?49.7?N 140°33?19.3?E / 35.947139°N 140.555361°E / 35.947139; 140.555361
PrefectureIbaraki Prefecture
 o Total71.40 km2 (27.57 sq mi)
(September 2015)
 o Total29,047
 o Density407/km2 (1,050/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
o TreePopulus
o FlowerIris
o BirdGreat reed warbler
Phone number0299-23-1111
Address626 Tsuji, Itako-shi, Ibaraki-ken 311-2493
Itako city hall

Itako (, Itako-shi) is a city located in Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan. As of September 2015, the city had an estimated population of 29,047, and a population density of 407 persons per km2. Its total area is 71.40 square kilometres (27.57 sq mi). It is known for its annual iris festival (Itako Ayame Matsuri). Much of the city is within the borders of the Suigo-Tsukuba Quasi-National Park.


Itako is located in southern Ibaraki Prefecture, bordered by Chiba Prefecture to the south, and sandwiched between Lake Kasumigaura to the west and Lake Kitaura to the east. The Tone River also flows through the city, which has been noted since the Edo period for its network of canals. The city is approximately 80 kilometers north of Tokyo.

Surrounding municipalities


The town of Itako was established within Namegata District with the creation of the municipalities system on April 1, 1889. New Itako-town was established in the merger old Itako-town and neighboring villages of Tsuwa, Nobutaka and Ouhara on February 11, 1955. The city of Itako was formed on April 1, 2001, from the merger of the former town of Itako, absorbing the town of Ushibori (both from Namegata District).[1]



Itako has six elementary schools, four middle schools, and one high school.




Local attractions

  • Suigo Itako Iris Gardens
  • Junikyo Bridges
  • Kongenyama park
  • Nihonmatsu-dera Buddhist temple
  • Inariyama Park
  • Ch?sh?-ji Buddhist temple
  • Suigo Hokusai Park
  • Road Station Itako
  • Suigo Dragonfly Park

Notable people from Itako


  1. ^ "Archived copy" . Itako official website (in Japanese). Itako City. Archived from the original on October 31, 2011. Retrieved 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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