MIkasa City
MIkasa City

MIkasa City

photo The Municipality of Mikasa has a population of 13,000 and is blessed with an abundance of greenery and pure, natural water.
It is a necessity in today's world to protect the natural environment, and with the idea of preserving nature and the lifestyle of its citizens in mind, the Municipality of Mikasa has developed into a clean city that has facilities for sorting refuse and for making oil out of waste plastics. Mikasa has also established a recycling system that does not include incineration.
Mikasa is also endowed with plentiful natural resources. The entire municipal area has an abundance of coal and fossils and is world-renowned for its ammonite fossils, which are frequently found in the stratum of the Mesozoic Cretaceous period. Mikasa makes an invaluable contribution to the field of geology with the many fossils of ancient life forms including incredibly rare ammonite fossils that are preserved and on display in the Municipal Museum of Mikasa.
Mikasa has a mild climate year-round and in the summer, farmers produce many sweet melons and watermelons.
The Municipality of Mikasa is full of caring where people live in harmony with nature.  

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photo The Municipal Museum of Mikasa is also known as the "Museum of Fossils". This world-renowned collection includes the majority of the Mesozoic Cretaceous period ammonite fossil types discovered in Japan. There are plenty of fossils that are preserved in excellent condition. There is also an exhibition that includes fossils of large carnivores reptile and various types of historical documentation. An open-air museum allows one to actually see with one's own eyes a cross-section of earth that is 100 million years old.

photo Arguably one of the popular folk songs in Japan, the "Hokkaido Bon Song" was originally created in Mikasa. Even beginners will catch on quickly to the light rhythm of the bell, flute and drums of the "Hokkaido Bon Dance." Many people come to Mikasa every August to enjoy the "Hokkaido Bon Song" and the "Hokkaido Bon Dance."

photo The Mikasa Railway Memorial Village & Museum was created to preserve the historical and cultural heritage of the Horonai Railway Line, which is the third oldest railway line in this country. The exhibition includes the actual steam locomotive 'SL#304' as well as other locomotives and carriages, which played an active role in Mikasa's history. Its indoor exhibition includes various precious historical documents pertaining to this railway.

The Mikasa Industrial Complex is situated one kilometer from the Mikasa Interchange on the Douo Expressway. It boasts convenient and easy access to major cities, as it is only about 30 minutes from Sapporo and 55 minutes from the New Chitose Airport. This location is ideal. The surrounding area is rich in nature and Lake Katsurazawa provides more than enough water for industrial production.

Land area Total: 123.6 ha Industrial use: approx. 109.9 ha


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