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Ushiku

Trip Planner Asia  /  Japan  /  Kanto  /  Ibaraki Prefecture  /  Ushiku
(3.5/5 based on 300+ reviews for 6 attractions)
Things to do: sightseeing, historic sites, wildlife areas
Ushiku is a city located in Ibaraki Prefecture, in the northern Kantō region of Japan. As of September 2015, the city had an estimated population of 84,285 and a population density of 1,430 persons per km². Its total area was 58.92sqkm.GeographyUshiku is located in southern Ibaraki Prefecture, in the low-lying marshy flatlands south of Lake Kasumigaura. It is about 50 kilometers from central Tokyo.Surrounding municipalities Ibaraki Prefecture Tsuchiura Tsukuba Ryūgasaki Inashiki AmiHistoryThe area of Ushuku developed as a castle town around Ushiku Domain under the Tokugawa shogunate in the Edo period.The village of Ushiku was created with the establishment of the municipalities system on April 1, 1889. On January 1, 1954 it was elevated to town status and to city status on June 1, 1986.EconomyUshiku is a local commercial center and has a small industrial park, however, the local economy remains based on agriculture, primarily rice cultivation.
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