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Toba, Mie

Overview of Toba
Overview of Toba
Flag of Toba
Official seal of Toba
Location of Toba in Mie Prefecture
Location of Toba in Mie Prefecture
Toba is located in Japan
Country Japan
Region Kansai
Prefecture Mie Prefecture
 • -Mayor Kusuichi Kida
 • Total 108.03 km2 (41.71 sq mi)
Population (September 2012)
 • Total 20,557
 • Density 190/km2 (500/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City symbols  
- Tree Tachibana
- Flower Dianthus
- Bird Common gull
Phone number 0599-25-1112
Address 3-1-1 Toba, Toba-shi, Mie-ken 517-0011
Website .jp.mie.toba.citywww
Toba City Hall

Toba (鳥羽市 Toba-shi) is a city located in Mie Prefecture, Japan.

As of September 2012, the city has an estimated population of 20,557 and a population density of 190 persons per km2. The total area is 108.03 km2.


  • Geography 1
    • Neighboring municipalities 1.1
  • History 2
  • Transportation 3
    • Railway 3.1
    • Highway 3.2
    • Ferry 3.3
  • Education 4
  • Local attractions 5
  • Sister city relations 6
  • Noted people 7
  • External links 8
  • References 9


Toba is located on the northern half of Shima Peninsula in far eastern Mie Prefecture, facing Ise Bay of the Pacific Ocean. The area is famous for oysters and for cultured pearls. Much of the city is within the borders of the Ise-Shima National Park.

Toba administers numerous islands in the Ise Bay, the most important of which are:

Neighboring municipalities


The area of modern Toba has been continuous inhabited since before the Jomon period. During the Sengoku period, the area was under the control of pirates, from whom emerged Kuki Yoshitaka (from Nakiri district) as a dominant ruler. After having dominated the Japanese seas, he established Toba as his capital and built a castle there. Under the Tokugawa shogunate, the castle became the center for Toba Domain.

In the Edo period, Toba flourished in trade and as a transshipment port between Osaka and Edo. The modern city of Toba was formed on November 1, 1954, by the merger of the town of Toba with five villages in Shima District.






  • Toba National College of Maritime Technology is one of the five maritime technology colleges in Japan and offers merchant marine programs such as Deck officer, Marine Engineering and other advanced programs related to maritime education.[1]

Local attractions

Sister city relations

Noted people

External links

  • Toba travel guide from Wikivoyage
  • Toba City official website (Japanese)
  • A Day Tripper's Guide to Ise and Toba Japanzine By Zack Davisson


  1. ^ Marine Programs in Toba
  2. ^ "City of Toba". Sister Cities International. 
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