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Overview of Toride City

 

空から撮影した利根川の流れと取手の市街地風景写真

Overview of Toride city

取手市位置図と路線図。Toride city's location in Kanto and access by JR.

The city of Toride is blessed with a rich environment of water and greenery. Located within 40 kilometers from Tokyo, has an attractive, balanced coexistence between urban activities and nature. The opening of the Ueno Tokyo Line has brought changes to the city by making commuting to Tokyo more convenient.
Two large rivers , the Tone river and the Kokai river, flow through the city of Toride, which is blessed with a rich natural emvironment. The riversides provide excellent locations for water recreation facilities as public relaxation place.

Greetings from Mayor

Shingo Fujii - Mayor of Toride city

市長写真
Toride City is established in 1970, and celebrated its 50th anniversary of incorporation as a munisipality in October 2020. Toride City lies in a prime location approximately 40 kilometers from the center of Tokyo, making it a highly conbenient gateway to Ibaraki Prefecture.

Drawing on this convenient location,we are working to make Toride an even more dinamic place by encouraging companies as well as new antrepreneurial ventures.

Other community-building goals include maintaining a safe environment where people can live with peace of mind and safely raise children, and where they can live out their lives in this familiar environment - in good health and comfort.

Toride city is full of attractiveness, such as rich natural environment, culture, and art. We hope you visit our city.

The feature of Toride

Toride Art Town

In 1991, the TOKYO GEIJUTSU DAIGAKU(the Tokyo University of the Arts)opend a campus in Toride, which has brought the opportunity to build Toride Art town. At present, many art works are displayed everywhere in the city, which makes Toride known as Art Town.

Huge Wall painting

Toride city has promoted the project of 'The city with wall painting ' since 2000. Large wall paintings play an important role in environmental improvement.

Some wall paintings were designed by elementary school students, others were selected in a competition. Visitors can enjoy wide variety of designs. At present , there're 34wall paintings. 

Mayor's prize

Toride City and Tokyo University of the Arts have promoted cultural exchanges since Toride premises of Tokyo University of the Arts opened in 1988.

Toride Mayor's prize is awarded to 2 works selected from graduation or completion works of Tokyo University of the Arts every year since 1989. The works selected as Toride Mayor's prize are exhibited in public facilities so that many people can appreciate them.

Festivals and Events

たこあげ、どんどまつり、花火大会、八坂のみこしの4枚の写真を組み、1枚にまとめた市内イベントのイメージ写真。

There are many traditional festivals and events in Toride.

One of the annual New Year's events is the Toride Tone river kite flying festival(とりで利根川たこあげ大会)and in May there's Kokai river Flower Canal spring flower festival(小貝川フラワーカナル春の花まつり), where poppies bloom all at once as if competing with each other.

As one of the most traditional Toride's summer festivals, there're Yasaka-jinja Shrine Festival(八坂神社例大祭)and Toride Tone river Fireworks Festival(とりで利根川大花火). Visitors can enjoy the atmosphere of Japanese summer festivals and the fireworks displays in the night sky over the river.

As you can see, many traditional festivals and events are held throughout the year in Toride.

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