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Yaizu is a city located in central Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan.As of September 2015, the city had an estimated population of 138,542 and a population density of 1970 persons per km². The total area was 70.62sqkm. Yaizu is a noted port for commercial fishing. The Japan Air Self-Defense Force Shizuhama Air Base is located in Yaizu.GeographyYaizu is located in central Shizuoka Prefecture, on a heavily indented coastline of Suruga Bay, facing the Pacific Ocean. The climate, tempered by the warm Kuroshio Current offshore is maritime temperature, with hot, humid summers and short cool winters.Surrounding municipalitiesShizuoka PrefectureSuruga-ku, ShizuokaShimadaFujiedaYoshidaHistoryYaizu is an ancient settlement, with Yaizu Shrine claiming to have been founded in the 5th century during the Kofun period. During the Edo period, Yaizu developed as a port under Tanaka Domain, and fish from Yaizu was frequently supplied to the retired Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu at nearby Sumpu Castle. In the October 1, 1886 cadastral reform after the Meiji Restoration, Yaizu Village was established within Mashizu District, Shizuoka prefecture. Mashizu District merged into neighboring Shida District in 1896. The following year, in 1897, author Lafcadio Hearn began his residence in Yaizu.
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