Yao, Osaka

Yao, Osaka

Infobox City Japan

Prefecture=Osaka Prefecture
PopDate=August 2006
LatitudeDegrees= 34
LatitudeMinutes= 38
LongtitudeDegrees= 135
LongtitudeMinutes= 36
Mayor=Seita Tanaka
CityHallAddress=1-1-1, Honmachi, Yao-shi, Osaka-fu
CityHallLink= [http://www.city.yao.osaka.jp/ Yao City]
nihongo|Yao|八尾市|Yao-shi is a city in Osaka Prefecture, Japan.

As of 2006, the city has an estimated population of 274,018 and the density of 6,561.06 persons per km². The total area is 41.71 km².

Yao is home to a general aviation airport, Yao Airport.

The city was founded on April 1, 1948.

It is perhaps best known for its Kawachi ondo festival. The first day features dancers in colorful costumes parading along the street. The second day is a huge bon odori on the grounds of Yao high school where hundreds of people gather to dance and celebrate their historic song and dance.



*Yao Airport


*West Japan Railway Company
**Yamatoji Line: Shiki Station - Yao Station - Kyuhoji Station
**Kintetsu Osaka Line: Kyuhojiguchi Station - Kintetsu Yao Station - Kawachi-Yamamoto Station - Takayasu Station - Onji Station
**Shigi Line: Hattorigawa Station - Shigisanguchi Station
**Nishi-Shigi Cable Line: Takayasuyama Station
*Osaka Municipal Subway
**Tanimachi Line: Yaominami Station


*Kinki Expressway
*Route 25
*Route 170

Sister and Friendship cities

* Usa,Ōita Japan
* Wake,Okayama Japan
* Shingu,Wakayama Japan
* Gojo,Nara Japan
* Bellevue, Washington, USA - Sister city agreement concluded in 1969
* Jiading District, Shanghai, China - Sister city agreement concluded in 1986

People from Yao

*Tokushichi Nomura, Businessman, founder of the Nomura Zaibatsu
*Dokyo, Buddhist monk
*Takashi Miike, film director
*Kawachiya Kikusuimaru, musician
*Yoshimi Tendo, singer
*Masumi Kuwata, baseball player
*William Galbraith, amateur film maker
*Shōta Shimizu, singer
*Noboru Rokuda, manga artist

External links

* [http://www.city.yao.osaka.jp/ Yao official website] ja icon

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