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小 牧 市
Komaki (Japan)
Red pog.svg
Geographical location in Japan
Region : Chūbu
Prefecture : Aichi
Coordinates : 35 ° 17 '  N , 136 ° 55'  E Coordinates: 35 ° 17 '28 "  N , 136 ° 54' 43"  E
Basic data
Surface: 62.82 km²
Residents : 148,709
(June 1, 2019)
Population density : 2367 inhabitants per km²
Community key : 23219-0
Flag / coat of arms:
Flag / coat of arms of Komaki
Tree : Persea thunbergii
Flower : azalea
town hall
Address : Komaki City Hall
1 - 1 Horinouchi
Komaki -shi
Aichi  485-8650
Website URL: http://www.city.komaki.aichi.jp/
Location Komakis in Aichi Prefecture
Location Komakis in the prefecture

Komaki ( Japanese 小 牧 市 , - shi ) is a city a few kilometers north of Nagoya in Aichi Prefecture on Honshū , the main island of Japan .

Komaki Mountain , located in the city, became famous as the scene of the Battle of Komaki and Nagakute ( 1584 ) between Toyotomi Hideyoshi and Oda Nobunaga . In the south of the city is part of Nagoya Airport .


Komaki is roughly in the middle of the Nōbi plain . The city center and the western part are relatively flat, while the north and east are characterized by a few hills.

The following smaller mountains can be found in the urban area:

Mount Komaki
  • Komaki-yama ( 小 牧 山 ): A 86 m high mountain, which is used entirely as a park. There is a city history museum at the top. The mountain covers approx. 600 meters in the east-west, and 400 meters in the north-south extent, with an area of ​​approx. 21 hectares.
  • Iwasaki-yama ( 岩崎 山 ): A mountain that is 54.9 meters high in the northern part of the city center.
  • Hakusan ( 白山 ). Located in the east of Komaki, at an altitude of 260 m. It is one of the "three Owari Mountains" ( 尾 張三 山 Owari Sanzan ; the other two are Owari-fuji and Hongū-san in Inuyama ).

Many rivers and irrigation canals as well as some water basins also flow through the urban area. The largest rivers include the Aise-gawa ( 合 瀬 川 ) and the Ōyama-gawa ( 大 山川 ).

Neighboring cities and communities

Komaki borders the cities of Kasugai , Inuyama , Kōnan , Iwakura , Kitanagoya and the villages of Toyama and Ōguchi .


Origin of the name

The name of the city is derived from Komaki-chō, the name of a village before the municipal consolidation. There are the following explanations about the name Komaki itself:

  • In the past the sea reached as far as the Komaki mountain. According to a story that the seafarers who saw the mountain and got on the boats rolled up their sails ( ho ) ( maku ), the mountain was named Homaki-yama ( 帆 巻 山 ). Komaki was then derived from this.
  • Since a horse market was held nearby in the Middle Ages, the city was called Komaki ( 駒 来 , koma ki , roughly "horses come"). This was later written in a different spelling, but with the same pronunciation, as Komaki ( 小 牧 ).


  • January 1, 1955 : The villages of Komaki-chō , Ajioka-mura and Shinooka-mura of the district of Higashi-Kasugai are merged to form the city of Komaki-shi .
  • September 1, 1963 : Most of the village of Kitasato-mura is incorporated.


City coat of arms

Seen from the left, the coat of arms represents the katakanaコ マgesehen (Komaki). In addition, the entire coat of arms should represent the front of an aircraft. It was decided on April 1, 1955.


At the time of January 1, 2008 the population was 153,341 people. There were 77,892 men and 75,449 women. There were about 10,000 foreigners living in the city, which is 5.8%. Half (54%) of these foreigners have Brazilian citizenship, followed by the Chinese, Peruvians and the Philippines (approx. 10% each)

year 1980 1985 1990 1995 2000 2005
population 103.233 113.284 124,441 137.165 143.122 147.182


Komaki Museum
  • Menard Art Museum : The museum displays works of art from the 19th and 20th centuries by artists from Japan and Europe.
  • Tagata Shrine ( 田 縣 神社 , Tagata-jinja ): Famous for the Hōnen-Matsuri fertility festival
  • Mamakannon ( 間 々 観 音 ): Famous as Japan's only temple dedicated to the female breast.
  • Komaki Mountain ( 小 牧 山 , Komaki-yama ): In the past, Komaki Castle, built by Oda Nobunaga, was located on it . Today it has been turned into a park. At the top there is now a city history museum with a viewing platform on top.
  • Komaki swimming pool ( 小 牧 温水 プ ー ル ): Is heated from the waste heat from a waste incineration plant.


Road traffic

Three motorways meet in Komaki, which makes Komaki a very well-located place in the Chūbu region in terms of traffic.

  • National roads 41, 155
  • Highways: Meishin Highway, Chūō Highway, Nagoya Highway

Rail transport

Komaki Railway Station

The Komaki Line of the Meitetsu (Nagoya Railway) runs through the urban area from Heian-dōri ( 平安 通 ) station in Nagoya to Inuyama Central Station . The following train stations are located in the city:

  • Komakiguchi ( 小 牧 口 駅 )
  • Komaki ( 小 牧 駅 )
  • Komakihara ( 小 牧 原 駅 )
  • Ajioka ( 味 岡 駅 )
  • Tagata-jinja-mae ( 田 県 神社 前 駅 )

From 1991 to 2007 the elevated Tōkadai Shin-kōtsū Peach Liner ( 桃花 台 新 交通 ピ ー チ ラ イ ナ ー ) existed between Komaki Station and the dormitory Tōkadai in the east of the city. It was eventually replaced by a cheaper bus connection.

Air traffic

Part of Nagoya Airport is in Komaki, most of it in Toyoyama Township .


In the past, rice was mainly cultivated in Komaki, but along with the expansion of the road network and highways, Komaki has developed into an important logistics location near the metropolis of Nagoya. A particularly large number of factories have recently been attracted. Companies with headquarters in Komaki are:

  • Aichi Yoke ( 愛 知 ヨ ー ク 株式会社 , Aichi Yōku Kabushikigaisha ), a yogurt maker.
  • Aoi Traffic ( あ お い 交通 株式会社 , Aoi Kōtsu Kabushiki-gaisha ), a bus and taxi company.
  • Como ( 株式会社 コ モ , Kabushiki-gaisha Komo ), a large-scale bakery.
  • Goyo Intex ( 五 洋 イ ン テ ッ ク ス 株式会社 , Goyō Intekkusu Kabushiki-gaisha ), a curtain and furniture store .
  • Sanyu Industries ( 三 友 工業 株式会社 , Sanyū Kōgyō Kabushiki-gaisha ), a machine manufacturer.
  • santec , a manufacturer of optical measuring instruments.
  • Tsunoda ( 株式会社 ツ ノ ダ , Kabushiki-gaisha Tsunoda ), a real estate rental and bicycle manufacturer.
  • Noda Screen ( 株式会社 野 田 ス ク リ ー ン , Kabushiki-gaisha Noda Skurīn ), a manufacturer of manufacturing machines and materials.

Nevertheless, the economic center of the region is the nearby city of Nagoya, so that a large number of commuters have their jobs there.

sons and daughters of the town

Town twinning

Web links

Commons : Komaki  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files