Location of Higashiōmi in Shiga
Location in Japan
|Coordinates: 35°7′N 136°12′E|
|• Mayor||Masakiyo Ogura|
|• Total||388.58 km2 (150.03 sq mi)|
(October 1, 2016)
|• Density||290/km2 (760/sq mi)|
|• Tree||Japanese Maple|
|• Flower||Purple Gromwell|
|Time zone||UTC+9 (JST)|
|City hall address||10-5, Yōkaichi Midorimachi, Higashiōmi-shi, Shiga-ken|
The modern city of Higashiōmi was established on February 11, 2005, from the merger of the old city of Yōkaichi, the towns of Eigenji and Gokashō (both from Kanzaki District), and the towns of Aitō and Kotō (both from Echi District).
Sister cities and cultural exchange cities
Higashiōmi maintains the following sister city relationships.
- Changde, Hunan, China (since August 15, 1994)
- Jangam-myeon, Chungcheongnam-do, South Korea (since November 2, 1992)
- Marquette, Michigan, USA (since August 13, 1979)
- Rättvik, Dalarna County, Sweden (since November 1, 1994)
- Taber, Alberta, Canada (since March 27, 1981)
- Tongyeong, Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea (since May 26, 2001)
- Sister Cities and Cultural Exchange City of Higashiomi Archived 2008-05-17 at the Wayback Machine. Higashiomi City Homepage. Retrieved on July 10, 2008.
- Higashiōmi City official website (in Japanese)
- Tourist Association website (in Japanese)
- Giant Kite Festival in HigashiomiNHK(video)