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Sakado, Saitama

Flag of Sakado
Location of Sakado in Saitama Prefecture
Location of Sakado in Saitama Prefecture
Sakado is located in Japan
Location in Japan
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Saitama Prefecture
 • Mayor Hitoshi Iri
(3rd term since May 2000)
 • Total 40.97 km2 (15.82 sq mi)
Population (1 July 2009)
 • Total 100,942
 • Density 2,464/km2 (6,380/sq mi)
 • Tree Japanese cherry
 • Flower Satsuki azalea
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Area code(s) 049
City Hall Address 1-1-1 Chiyoda, Sakado-shi, Saitama-ken
Phone number 049-283-1331
Website City of Sakado

Sakado (坂戸市 Sakado-shi) is a city located in Saitama Prefecture, Japan. Sakado was formerly a town who elevated to city status on September 1, 1976.

As of July 1, 2009, the city has an estimated population of 100,942, with 41,669 households and a population density of 2,464 persons per km². The total area is 40.97 km².


  • Adjoining cities and towns 1
  • Railway stations 2
  • Education 3
    • High schools 3.1
    • Universities 3.2
  • Events and attractions 4
  • City mascot 5
  • Sister cities 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8

Adjoining cities and towns

Railway stations

The city is served by three railway stations on the Tōbu Tōjō Line from Ikebukuro: Wakaba, Sakado, and Kita-Sakado, and also Nishi-Ōya Station on the Tōbu Ogose Line.


High schools


Events and attractions

An annual Yosakoi festival has been held in Sakado in August since 2001.[1]

Xien Ten Gong, the largest Taoist temple in Japan, is located in Sakado.[2]

City mascot

The city mascot "Sakacchi" (さかっち) was created in 2006 to mark the 30th anniversary of Sakado gaining city status.[3]

Sister cities

Sakado has one sister city.


  1. ^ Sakado Yosakoi official website Retrieved on 8 August 2009 (Japanese)
  2. ^ 地域ニュース: 聖天宮 [Local News: Xien Ten Gong] (in Japanese). Japan: Koedo Net. 3 December 2009. Retrieved 20 July 2011. 
  3. ^ Sakado Yosakoi: All about Sakacchi Retrieved on 8 August 2009 (Japanese)
  4. ^ 姉妹都市 [Sister cities] (in Japanese). Japan: Sakado City. Retrieved 9 October 2011. 

External links

Media related to at Wikimedia Commons

  • Sakado City official website (Japanese)
  • Sakado Sightseeing Association website (Japanese)
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