History and Culture
Profile of Fujieda City

(As of the end of January, 2015)
Population  : 146,579 people
Households :  56,145
 Area   :  194.03 ku

Fujieda City extends over a long stretch of land running north to south in central Shizuoka Prefecture.
The area is rich in flora, greenery, and water.
It is also rich in historical sites, including tumuli that arouse the curiosity for antiquity, a prestigious shrine erected during the reign of Emperor Nintoku, the remains of a government office witness to the politics and culture of the Nara and Heian periods (710-1185), a castle owned successively by the Imagawa, Takeda, and Tokugawa clans in the Sengoku period (1493-1590), and vestiges of the 21st and 22nd post stations on the Tokaido route in the Edo period (1603-1868).
The streets of the former Fujieda-shuku and Okabe-shuku remain much as they were in the flourishing post station years, revealing something of the lifestyle four centuries ago. This cityscape makes Fujieda a fun place to explore. And the mild climate and friendly people help visitors to relax in both body and soul.
Welcome to Fujieda City.

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Geography

Fujieda is located in central Shizuoka Prefecture, 
bordering Shizuoka City on the east.
The north end of the long strip of land reaches the southern skirts of the Akaishi Mountains featuring lush greenery. To the south end unfolds the fertile expanse of the Shida Plateau, with the Seto River flowing through the length of the city.
Fujieda merged with the town of Okabe 
― another thriving post station on the Tokaido route ― 
on January 1, 2009. Situated midway between Tokyo and Nagoya, the area has long enjoyed bustling passenger traffic and remains a crucial stop on journeys along the Tokaido today.
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 City emblem

 The design inspired by the city flower, the noble and dignified image of the wisteria,
 embodies Fujieda's wish to develop and advance as an eternally pristine and clean city.

City tree: Pine

City tree: Pine

City flower: Wisteria

City flower: Wisteria

City bird: Bush warbler

City bird: Bush warbler

Soccer-City Fujieda
[LNG:ENG]Soccer-City Fujieda

History of soccer in Fujieda started in 1924, when Shida Junior High School (now Fujieda Higashi High School) was founded.
The first principal recommended soccer as a school-wide sport, and the first soccer club was established in 1926,simulating the residents' interest in soccer. In 1964, the nation's first boy's soccer team was organized in Fujieda.
In 1967, Fujieda Higashi High School won triple crowns (Inter-High School Competition, National Athletic Meet, and Championship Series). Since then, Fujieda's soccer teams including Nishimashizu junior high school and Fujieda Higashi high school won a lot of national competitions, making the name of "Soccer-city Fujieda" famous all over the country.

Current Fujieda
[LNG:ENG]Current Fujieda
 
This cityscape makes Fujieda a fun place to explore.
And the mild climate and friendly people help visitors to relax in both body and soul.
Welcome to Fujieda City.



Introduction of Fujieda (Fujieda City Hall website)