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Iwata is a city located in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan, widely known as the headquarters of the Yamaha Motor Corporation. Iwata is also home to Júbilo Iwata, a J. League soccer team, as well as Yamaha Jubilo, a rugby team.As of September 2015, the city had an estimated population of 164,680 and a population density was 1,010 persons per km². The total area was 163.45sqkm.GeographyIwata is located in southwestern Shizuoka Prefecture, bordered by the Tenryū River to the west and the Pacific Ocean to the south.Surrounding municipalitiesShizuoka PrefectureHamamatsuFukuroiMoriHistoryIwata is an ancient settlement, and contains the ruins of the Nara period provincial capital and Kokubun-ji of Tōtōmi province. During the Edo period, it developed as a post station on the Tokaidō and contained Mitsuke-juku, one of the 53 stations on the road.
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