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Okaya

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Okaya is a city located in central Nagano Prefecture, in the Chūbu region of Japan., the city had an estimated population of 49,758 and a population density of 585 persons per km². Its total area was 85.10sqkm.GeographyOkaya is located in central Nagano Prefecture at the outlet of Lake Suwa and the headwaters of the Tenryū River.Surrounding municipalitiesNagano Prefecture Matsumoto Shiojiri Suwa Shimosuwa TatsunoHistoryThe area of present-day Okaya was part of ancient Shinano Province. The village of Hirano was created with the establishment of the municipalities system on April 1, 1889. Hirano was raised to directly city status on April 1, 1936, and is one of the eleven villages in Japan which have skipped the intermediate town stage to directly become a city. Okay annexed neighbouring Shijiri town and Chikumaji village on January 1, 1951, followed by Minato village on January 1, 1955, Kawagishi village on February 1, 1955 and Osachi village on March 25, 1957. Okaya is in Nagano Prefecture. Use our Japan holiday planner to arrange your visit to Okaya and other destinations in Japan.
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