Nissin City is situated between Owari
and Mikawa. This region is located approximately
in the center of Aichi Prefecture. It is
bordered on the west by the eastern part
of Nagoya City, to the east by Toyota City
and the town of Miyoshi, to the south by
Togo Town and to the north by Nagakute Town.
The administrative area runs 8.9 kilometers
from east to west and 6.8 kilometers from
north to south, encompassing a land area
of 34.9 square kilometers. At the heart of
the city is Nissin City Hall located
37 meters above sea level, and the surrounding
area is formed by hills ranging in elevation
from 50 to 160 meters above sea level. The
Tempaku River flows through the center of
the city from east to west, and the flatlands
of the Tempaku River basin forms large expanses
of agricultural land.
When Nissin was incorporated as a town
in 1958, the population exceeded 10,000 inhabitants.
However due to residential development, the
population rapidly grew to over 60,000 (1995
National Census). City planning at the local
level is continuing, which should result
in an even greater population increase. The
population of Nissin in the year 2000
was estimated to be 70,000.
The emblem consists of a circle, on the inside
of which is a placed a design based on the
kanji (Chinese character) for "shin"
in Nissin. Surrounding and emanating from
the circle are numerous arrows which symbolizes
the force of the rising sun as a representation
of the development of the city.
Nissin City Citizens Charter
Nissin City, blessed by nature and endowed
with a rich historical and cultural heritage,
is a young, developing city aiming towards
well-balanced development. As proud citizens
of Nissin, we hereby establish this charter
as we strive to create a pleasant and comfortable
city where all of it's citizens can live
- To create an affluent and beautiful city
in a green and peaceful environment.
- To create a city which is law-abiding and
is supportive and responsive to the needs
of its citizens.
- To create a cheerful and livable city where
we can enjoy sports and live a healthy life.
- To create a peaceful city conducive to nurturing
the mind and spirit, and extending its hand
to the world.
- To create a city that will continue to develop
in ways that will fill our residents with
hope and enable them to enjoy their work.
Charter of the Nissin Society for a
We, the residents of Nissin City, in
striving to create a society in which people
can actively participate and feel satisfaction
in having lived a long life, establish this
charter based on the following principles
- To be healthy in mind and body and to live
life to the fullest.
- To cherish our family ties and create a warm
and pleasant family environment.
- To nurture a community in which we can all
live together and support each other.
- To make the most of peoples' experiences
and abilities and to become active in society.
- To create a safe, peaceful and comfortable
town, and commune with nature.
Declaration of Nissin as a Non-nuclear
A peaceful world is the common desire of
all mankind. In today's global society, world
peace cannot be achieved without people making
an effort to coexist with each other. However,
there are still massive numbers of nuclear
weapons in the world which continues to threaten
the existence of mankind and contributes
to a feeling of insecurity. As citizens of
the only nation on earth to have directly
experienced a nuclear bombing, we appeal
for the complete elimination of all nuclear
weapons and for a world without war. We must
strive towards the realization of establishing
a city of peace. Therefore, we declare ourselves
a non-nuclear, peaceful city along with a
renewed plea for peace.
City Flower: Ajisai (hydrangea)
The ajisai was selected as the official city
flower in July of 1977 based upon the results
of a poll of the the city's residents. The
other flowers that were under consideration
were the tree peony (botan), the herbaceous
peony (shakuyaku), the cosmos (kosumosu)
and the dahlia (daria).
City Tree: Kinmokusei (fragrant olive tree)
The kinmokusei was selected as the official
city tree in May of 1974 based upon the results
of a poll of the city's residents. The
other trees that were under consideration
were the camphor tree (kusunoki), the gingko
(icho), the Japanese black pine (kuromatsu)
and the Ilex rotunda (kuroganemochi).
Access and Transportation
The Tomei Expressway runs through the eastern
part of the city, and there is a Nissin bus
stop on the expressway itself, which is located
in Komenoki Town. In addition to the expressway,
Nissin City is accessible via the major
trunk roads which includes national highway
#153 and the prefectural roads, #57 and #58.
Bus service within Nissin is provided
by twenty-one Meitetsu bus routes as well
as one Nagoya City bus route. The cities
of Nagoya and Toyota are linked via the Tsurumai
Subway Line and the Meitetsu Toyota Line.
The three train stations which serve the
residents of Nissin are Akaike, Nissin and