Tsuru, Yamanashi


Tsuru City Hall



Location of Tsuru in Yamanashi Prefecture


Coordinates: 35°33′5.5″N 138°54′19.6″E / 35.551528°N 138.905444°E / 35.551528; 138.905444Coordinates: 35°33′5.5″N 138°54′19.6″E / 35.551528°N 138.905444°E / 35.551528; 138.905444
Country Japan
Region Chūbu (Tōkai)
Prefecture Yamanashi Prefecture
  Total 161.63 km2 (62.41 sq mi)
Population (November 1, 2015)
  Total 32,584
  Density 202/km2 (520/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
Website www.city.tsuru.yamanashi.jp

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

As of November 2015, the city had an estimated population of 32,584 and a population density of 202 persons per km². The total area was 161.63 square kilometres (62.41 sq mi).


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

Neighboring municipalities

Yamanashi Prefecture


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, 1954 Tani merged with four neighboring villages to form the city of Tsuru.


In March 2016 Katsura High School and Yamaura High School closed. The newly opened Tsuru Kojokan High school replaced the closing schools.




Sister cities

Noted people from Tsuru


  1. "US-Japan Sister Cities by State". Asia Matters for America. Honolulu, HI: East-West Center. Retrieved 20 November 2015.

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