About Iwaki City
After being designated as a New Industrial City in 1964, the Iwaki area, which was made up of 14 independent cities, towns and villages, amalgamated in a spirit of tradition and harmony to create Iwaki City in October 1966.
Since that time Iwaki has developed as one unified city.
Iwaki has established four exchange relationships: two domestic (Yurihonjo, Akita Prefecture and Nobeoka, Miyazaki Prefecture) and two international (Fushun, China and Townsville, Australia).
Iwaki City enjoys a rich natural environment and a relatively temperate climate that attracts large numbers of tourists right throughout the year.
Located in the south-eastern corner of Fukushima Prefecture, Iwaki is one of the largest cities in Japan in terms of land area, and the second largest city in the Tohoku region, after, Sendai in terms of population.
There are nine swimming beaches spotted along Iwaki's 60km coastline that are very popular in Summer, and surfers can be spotted enjoying the waves of Iwaki in all four seasons.
The rivers, waterfalls, gorges and damns of Iwaki are also popular weekend destinations.
But one of the attractions that Iwaki is most well-known for throughout Japan is the 'Iwaki Yumoto Hot Spring Town', which is one of the three oldest hot spring areas nationally.
For more detailed information on the natural attractions of Iwaki please see the link in the Tourist Information section.
There are also 15 industrial estates in Iwaki and the city's manufacturing, which is the Iwaki's key industry, boasts the highest output in the Tohoku region. Iwaki's fishing, agriculture and forestry industries are also thriving.
City Exchange Section, Division of Coordination and Citizenry Affairs
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