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Yoshiwara (, Yoshiwara-shi) was a city located in eastern Shizuoka Prefecture. On November 1, 1966, Yoshiwara was merged with the city of Fuji.
During the Edo period, Yoshiwara was a post town known as Yoshiwara-juku on the T?kaid? (road). At the time of its merger, the town had an estimated population of 90,224 and a density of 516.86 persons per km2. The total area was 174.56 km2. The town was served by both the T?kaid? Main Line and the Gakunan Railway.
- April 1, 1889 - Due to the municipal status enforcement, Yoshiwara-juku, Fuji District becomes Yoshiwara Town.
- April 1, 1940 - The village of Shimada () merged into the city of Yoshiwara
- April 3, 1941 - The village of Denb? () merged into the city of Yoshiwara
- June 14, 1942 - Imaizumi Village () merged into Yoshiwara.
- April 1, 1948 - The town of Yoshiwara becomes the city of Yoshiwara.
- February 11, 1955 - The city merged with the villages of Motoyoshiwara (?), Sudo (), Yoshinaga (), and Harada () to form the city of Yoshiwara.
- April 1, 1955 - ?buchi Village () merged into the city of Yoshiwara.
- April 1, 1956 - Funazu, Nishifunazu, and Sakai neighborhoods in the village of Hara in Sunt? District merge into the city of Yoshiwara.
- November 1, 1966 - The city merged with the city of Fuji and the town of Takaoka () to form the city of Fuji.