Sakurai, Nara

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Sakurai
桜井市
Ceety
View o Omiwa Shrine, ane o sightseein spots in Sakurai
View o Omiwa Shrine, ane o sightseein spots in Sakurai
Location o Sakurai in Nara Prefectur
Sakurai is locatit in Japan
Sakurai
Sakurai
 
Coordinates: 34°31′N 135°51′E / 34.517°N 135.850°E / 34.517; 135.850Coordinates: 34°31′N 135°51′E / 34.517°N 135.850°E / 34.517; 135.850
Kintra Japan
Region Kansai
Prefectur Nara Prefectur
Govrenment
 • Mayor Akira Hasegawa
Area
 • Tot 98.92 km2 (38.19 sq mi)
Population (December 28, 2011)
 • Tot 60,705
 • Density 613.68/km2 (1,589.4/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Staundart Time (UTC+9)
Postal code(s) 633-8585
- Tree Cryptomeria
- Flouer Prunus jamasakura
Phone number 0744-42-9111
Address 432-1 Ōaza Ōdono
633-8585
Website City of Sakurai

Sakurai (桜井市 Sakurai-shi?) is a ceety in Nara, Japan.

As o 2007, the ceety haed an estimatit population o 63,321 wi a density o 630.01 bodies per km². The total aurie is 98.92 km².

The ceety wis foondit on September 1, 1956.

Sakurai is hame tae Ōmiwa Shrine, traditionally considered ane o the auoldest Shinto shrines in Japan dedicatit tae the god o sake. Sake dealers athort Japan aften hang a wooden sugi ball, made at Ōmiwa Shrine, as a talisman tae the god o sake. It features in Yukio Mishima's novel Runaway Horses.

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