Ikeda, Nagano

Ikeda Town Hall
Ikeda Town Hall
Flag of Ikeda
Official seal of Ikeda
Location of Ikeda in Nagano Prefecture
Location of Ikeda in Nagano Prefecture
Ikeda is located in Japan
Coordinates: 36°25′16.4″N 137°52′28.5″E / 36.421222°N 137.874583°E / 36.421222; 137.874583Coordinates: 36°25′16.4″N 137°52′28.5″E / 36.421222°N 137.874583°E / 36.421222; 137.874583
RegionChūbu (Kōshin'etsu)
 • Total40.16 km2 (15.51 sq mi)
 (April 2019)
 • Total9,793
 • Density240/km2 (630/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
• TreePinus densiflora
• FlowerAzalea
Phone number0261-62-3131
Address3203-6 Ikeda, Ikeda-machi, Kitaazumi-gun, Nagano-ken 399-8696
WebsiteOfficial website
R51 in Ikeda Town

Ikeda (池田町, Ikeda-machi) is a town located in Nagano Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 April 2019, the town had an estimated population of 9,793 in 3947 households,[1] and a population density of 247 persons per km². The total area of the town is 40.16 square kilometres (15.51 sq mi). Ikeda is listed as one of The Most Beautiful Villages in Japan.[2]


Ikeda is located in north-central Nagano Prefecture.

Surrounding municipalities


The town has a climate characterized by hot and humid summers, and cold winters (Köppen climate classification Cfa). The average annual temperature in Ikeda is 10.9 °C. The average annual rainfall is 1185 mm with September as the wettest month. The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 24.3 °C, and lowest in January, at around -1.7 °C.[3]


Per Japanese census data,[4] the population of Ikeda has remained relatively steady over the past 50 years.

Historical population
1960 11,250—    
1970 10,245−8.9%
1980 10,610+3.6%
1990 10,521−0.8%
2000 10,658+1.3%
2010 10,332−3.1%
2020 9,932−3.9%


The area of present-day Ikeda was part of ancient Shinano Province. Ikeda developed as a post station on the Chikukhi kaidō, a highway connecting inland regions of Shinano with the Sea of Japan at Itoigawa. The village of Ikedamachi was created with the establishment of the modern municipalities system on April 1, 1889. It was elevated to town status on April 1, 1915 as Ikeda. Ikeda annexed the neighboring village of Aisome on November 1, 1955.


Ikeda has two public elementary schools and one public middle school operated by the town government, and one public high school operated by the Nagano Prefectural Board of Education. The prefecture also operates a special education school.



  • The town is not serviced by any passenger railway line


  • The town is not on any national highway


  1. ^ Ikeda Town official statistics(in Japanese)
  2. ^ The Most Beautiful Villages in Japan Archived 2015-02-15 at the Wayback Machine (in Japanese)
  3. ^ Ikeda climate data
  4. ^ Ikeda population statistics

External links

  • Media related to Ikeda, Nagano at Wikimedia Commons
  • Official Website (in Japanese)

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