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Tsuru City Hall

Yamanashi Prefecture

Coordinates: 35°33′03″N 138°54′21″E / 35.55083°N 138.90583°E / 35.55083; 138.90583Coordinates: 35°33′03″N 138°54′21″E / 35.55083°N 138.90583°E / 35.55083; 138.90583

Country Japan
Region Chūbu (Tōkai)
Prefecture Yamanashi Prefecture
 • Total 161.58 km2 (62.39 sq mi)
Population (July 1, 2012)
 • Total 33,256
 • Density 206/km2 (530/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Pinus
- Flower Prunus mume
-Bird Cettia diphone
Phone number 0554-43-1111
Address Kamiya 1-1-1, Tsuru City, Yamanashi Prefecture 402-8501

Tsuru (都留市 Tsuru-shi?) is a city located in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan.

As of July 2012, the city has an estimated population of 33,256 and a population density of 206 persons per km². The total area is 161.58 km².


Tsuru is located in southeastern Yamanashi Prefecture, in the foothills of Mount Fuji.

Neighboring municipalities


The area around Tsuru has been continuously inhabited since the Japanese Paleolithic period, and numerous artifacts from the Jōmon period and Kofun period have been found within its borders. The area has been part of ancient Tsuru County of Kai Province since the Nara period. During the Sengoku period, the area was controlled by the Takeda clan. During the Edo period, all of Kai Province was tenryō territory under direct control of the Tokugawa shogunate. During the cadastral reform of the early Meiji period in April 1, 1889, the village of Tani was created within Minamitsuru District, Yamanashi Prefecture. Tani was raised to town status on March 7, 1896. On April 29, 1954m Tani merged with four neighboring villages to form the city of Tsuru.




  • Fuji Kyuko - Ōtsuki Line
    • Tanokura-Kasei-Akasaka-Tsurushi-Yamuramachi-Tsuru-bunkadaigaku-mae-Tōkaichiba-Higashi-Katsura


Sister cities

Noted people from Tsuru

External links

  • Tsuru City official website (Japanese)
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