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⚾ | Next season, only Nippon-Ham will open "one day early" First match at the new stadium "Escon Field Hokkaido" on March 1

Photo New baseball stadium currently under construction "Escon Field Hokkaido" [Photo: Courtesy of the team]

Next season, only Nippon-Ham will open “one day early” First match at the new stadium “Escon Field Hokkaido” on March 1

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The new baseball stadium, which features a retractable roof, is currently under construction in Kitahiroshima City, next to Sapporo City, where the team is currently based.

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Kitahiroshima City

Kitahiroshima City(Kita Hiroshima) isHokkaidoChubu (Central Hokkaido)Ishikari Promotion BureauBelongs toCity.SapporoNew Chitose AirportIt is located in the rolling hills that stretch between the two.


Origin of place name

1884(Meiji17 years),SapporoSapporo-gunToHiroshimaDerived from the start of settlement of 25 households and 103 people[3][4][5],1894(Meiji 27) in the same countyTsukisappu VillageWhen separated fromMunicipalitiesNamed after the migrantsHokkaidoSapporo-gunHiroshima VillageAnd[6].1968(ShowaThe town system was enforced in 43), and Sapporo-gun, HokkaidoHiroshima TownIt became.

1996(Heisei8 years)Municipal systemHiroshima Prefecture at the time of enforcementHiroshima cityIn order to avoid being confused with, the city system was once enforced as "Hiroshima City", and the name was changed to "Hiroshima City" on the same day.Kitahiroshima City"Became[6][7].

Even before the name of the local government became "Kitahiroshima", there were common names such as "Kitahiroshima" and "Kitahiro".1926(Taisho15 years) Opening "Kitahiroshima StationIsHiroshima StationUse the same name from the time of opening to distinguish it from[6],1971Opened in (46)Hokkaido ExpresswayFrom the start of service, "Kitahiroshima IC"Is used the name.


Ishikari PlainLocated almost in the center of the city, in the southwestern part of the cityShimamatsuyamaExcept for, the altitude is around 100 m in various places.hillsThere is a lot of undulations[8][9]..The flat land is at the top of the hillplateauAnd exists on the plateau distributed in the eastern district[9]..Most of the rivers that flow through the cityChitose RiverThroughIshikari RiverTo joinSea of ​​JapanPouring into[10]..Most of the geologyStackingConsists of, in the southwestern hillsUpland field,dairy, NortheastLowlandThen.Paddy fieldIs mainly used[10]..15.0 km east-west and 14.8 km north-south[11],Hokkaido passenger railway(JR Hokkaido)Chitose LineCrosses the central part from north to south,Hokkaido ExpresswayNational Route 36Crosses the western district[11].



Main mountain


Main river


The climate isSubarctic humid climate"Back Japanese style" (Sea of ​​JapanBelongs to the side)[12], Local climate changes can be seen on the wavy plateau extending from the west to the northeast.[12]..Winter is due to the northwest monsoonsnowIt is easy to get off and it is cold due to the inland climate, in summerPacific highDue to the influence of the southeastern wind, there are many sunny days during the day, but from the Pacific coast.Sea fogMay become cloudy in the morning and evening due to the influence of[12]. Also,Okhotsk Sea HighIn the year when the temperature is predominant, the temperature does not rise so much due to the influence of the northeastern air current.Cold summerMay become[12].


"Basic Resident RegisterAccording to the population, the development of "Doei Kitahiroshima housing complex" has begun.1970(Showa45 years) and then increased rapidly[13], In the "Census of 50", the population growth rate (128.4%) is the second highest in Japan (the first in all roads).[14]..After that, it increased as residential land development progressed,1992(Heisei4 people in 5 years)2004Although it exceeded 16 in (6),2008It has been on a downward trend since (20).[13].

Population distribution by age in Kitahiroshima City and the whole country (2005)Population distribution by age and gender in Kitahiroshima City (2005)
Purple-Kitahiroshima City
Green-All over Japan

Changes in the population of Kitahiroshima City (corresponding area)
Ministry of Internal Affairs and CommunicationsStatistics Bureau CensusThan

Adjacent municipality/administrative district

Ishikari Promotion Bureau
Sorachi General Promotion Bureau


See "Abbreviation Chronology"[15][14]


Edo PeriodToMatsumae clanThe "Shuma Map Place", one of the XNUMX places in Ishikari, was opened in the Shimamatsu River basin and existed until the end of the Edo period.



Government office

  • Kitahiroshima City Hall
    • Nishinosato branch office
    • Omagari branch office
    • Western branch office
    • Kitahiroshima Housing Complex Resident Center City Hall Liaison Office
    • Elfin Park Citizen Service Corner


Successive chiefs[22]
NameInaugurationRetirement date
ChiefIsshiki KiyoshiDecember 1894 (Meiji 27)December 1902 (Meiji 35)
Village head
First generationIsshiki KiyoshiDecember 1902 (Meiji 35)December 1903 (Meiji 36)
2 feeHatsukichi YamazakiDecember 1903 (Meiji 36)December 1906 (Meiji 39)
3 feeHeijiro YoshiharaDecember 1906 (Meiji 39)December 1907 (Meiji 40)
4 feeMitsuhisa ItoDecember 1907 (Meiji 40)December 1908 (Meiji 41)
5 feeSaburo KoikeDecember 1908 (Meiji 41)August 1922 (Taisho 11)
6 feeNishina YoAugust 1922 (Taisho 11)August 1924 (Taisho 13)
7 feeIkujiro WadaAugust 1924 (Taisho 13)August 1926 (Taisho 15)
8 feeSakuya NakamuraAugust 1926 (Taisho 15)1930 (Showa 5)/12
9 feeTamekichi Yamada1931 (Showa 6)/41941 (Showa 16)/6
10 feeTaro Matsubara1941 (Showa 16)/61946 (Showa 21)/11
11 feeTakeo Nakashita1947 (Showa 22)/41959 (Showa 34)/6
12 feeToyojiro Ishibashi1959 (Showa 34)/81967 (Showa 42)/8
13 feeTeruyuki Anada1967 (Showa 42)/81968 (Showa 43)/8
First generationTeruyuki Anada1968 (Showa 43)/91983 (Showa 58)/3
2 feeTetsuo Onoda1983 (Showa 58)/4May 1989 (Heisei 6)
3 feeTakeshi KuboMay 1989 (Heisei 7)1993 (Heisei 5)/7
4 feeTetsuhide Honroku1993 (Heisei 5)/71996 (Heisei 8)/8
First generationTetsuhide Honroku1996 (Heisei 8)/92005 (Heisei 17)/7
2 feeMasami Ueno2005 (Heisei 17)/7

Citizen's Charter / City Declaration

Kitahiroshima Citizen's Charter

Previous chapter
We are the citizens of Kitahiroshima City, who carry on the spirit of "Youth, Aspirations".Our town was built by the people of Hiroshima prefecture and has a proud tradition of producing rice in the cold regions of Hokkaido.We will put this charter into practice, looking closely at our city, which is about to take a new step into history, and asking what we can do.
Chapter 1 Mamoru A rich climate that nurtures history
  1. I want to protect the rich greenery and nurture a kind heart that loves nature.
  2. I want to enjoy sports and leisure while interacting with nature, and to make my life more comfortable.
  3. I love the trees and flowers of the city and want to create a peaceful environment.
Chapter 2 Tsunago The Kizuna of the Heart
  1. I want to expand the circle of contact by exchanging warm words.
  2. I want to expand my volunteer activities with a compassionate heart.
  3. I would like to be interested in local activities and be willing to participate and deepen exchanges.
Chapter 3 The Strong Power to Create the Future
  1. I want to inherit tradition and develop creativity, dreams and power through sweating activities.
  2. I want to have the wisdom and courage to open my eyes to the future and develop myself.
  3. I want to promote solidarity with adults in order to support the healthy growth of young people and young people.
Chapter 4 Kizuko Northern culture full of individuality
  1. I want to create a wide range of cultural environments where people, towns and nature are in harmony.
  2. I want to cherish my hobbies and leisure time and cultivate a willingness to experience.
  3. I want to familiarize myself with the four seasons of the northern country and cultivate a culture rooted in the climate.
— Established on July 59, 4[3]

City declaration

  • Peace City Declaration (Notification on May 63, 4)[23]


City council

  • Constant number: 22 people[24]
  • Term: November 2019th, 5 (Reiwa 1st year)-November 2023th, 5 (4th year of Reiwa)
  • Chair: Shoji Kawasaki (non-parliamentary group)
  • Vice-chairman:Kumiko Taki(Independent)
  • Regular meetings (generally March, June, September, December[24]
  • Extraordinary meeting[24]
  • Standing Committee
    • General Affairs Standing Committee[24]
    • Civil welfare standing committee[24]
    • Construction Education Standing Committee[24]
  • Congress Steering Committee[24]
  • Parliamentary Public Relations Editorial Board[24]
Constitutional composition[25]
Parliamentary nameNumber of seatsMember name (◎ is representative)
Freedom club6◎ Masanori Nakagawa,Keisuke Shimazaki, Takashi Aoki, Hiroshi Hashimoto, Satoshi Kubota, Yukihiro Nomura
Kitahiro Gowakai5◎ Nobuhiro Sawaoka, Yasuko Inada, Yoshinobu Sakurai, Satoru Sakamoto
Japan Communist Party3◎ Hiromi Yamamoto, Momo Nagai, Tetsuya Hitomi
Komeito2◎ Machiko Kimura, Yutaka Fujita, Akira Osako
Citizen network Hokkaido2◎ Satomi Tsuruya, Yurika Sasaki
Civic club2◎ Toshio Sato, Masahiro Odashima
Abandoned2Shoji Kawasaki, Kumiko Taki

Prefectural assembly

  • Electoral district: Kitahiroshima City
  • Constant: 1 people
  • Term of office: April 2015, 27 (Heisei 4) -April 30, 2019 (Heisei 29)
Representative nameParliamentary nameNumber of winsRemarks
Hitoshi KoiwaDemocratic/Dominant Union1Former member of the Kitahiroshima City Council, former chairman of the Kitahiroshima City Council

House of Representatives

Representative nameParty nameNumber of winsRemarks
Yoshiaki WadaLDP2Constituency
Maki IkedaConstitutional Democratic Party1Proportional revival

National agency

Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare

  • Hokkaido Labor BureauSapporo Higashi Public Employment Security Office (Hello Work Sapporo Higashi) Job Guide Kitahiroshima (Kitahiroshima City Regional Vocational Counseling Office)

Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism

Road agency

Independent administrative agency

Special corporation



Police station
  • Atsubetsu Police StationKitahiroshima police box, Kitahiroshima station square police box, Omagari police box, Rinatsu police box, Nishinosato police box


Fire department
  • Kitahiroshima Fire Station
    • Omagari branch office, Nishinosato branch office


Main hospital
  • Kitahiroshima Kibogaoka Hospital (formerly known as Central Hokkaido Hospital)
  • Kitahiroshima Hospital
  • Junten Hospital
  • Nishinosato Keijinkai Hospital
  • Wattsu Sanai Hospital

public facility

  • Elfin park(Directly connected to JR Kitahiroshima Station)
  • Kitahiroshima City Arts and Culture Hall (Hana Hall)
  • Kitahiroshima City Library
  • Kitahiroshima Municipal Parking Lot
    • Municipal East Parking Lot
    • Municipal West Parking Lot
  • Kitahiroshima City Bicycle Parking Lot
    • Kitahiroshima Station West Exit Bicycle Parking
    • Kitahiroshima Station East Exit Bicycle Parking
  • Kitahiroshima City Central Public Hall
  • Kitahiroshima City Welfare Center
  • Kitahiroshima City Night Emergency Center
  • Kitahiroshima City Fureai Learning Center (Dream Plaza)
  • Kitahiroshima City Farmers Training Center
  • Kitahiroshima City Hiroba Exchange Center "Iko-yo"
    • Kitahiroshima City Eco Museum Center Chishin Station
  • Kitahiroshima City Funeral Hall
  • Kitahiroshima Cemetery
  • Kitahiroshima City Clean Center

Exercise facility

Hokkaido Nippon-Ham FightersIs a new stadium at the planned site of "Kitahiroshima Sports Park"ES CON FIELD HOKKAIDO) Announced construction[26], Scheduled to open in 2023[27][28].

  • Kitahiroshima City General Gymnasium[29]
  • Rinatsu Children's Gymnasium
  • Omagari Family Gymnasium
  • Nishinosato Family Gymnasium
  • Western pool
  • Eastern residents pool
  • Omagari Resident Pool
  • Nishinosato Resident Pool
  • Shirakaba pool
  • Ryokuyo Park
    • Tennis court
    • Baseball field
    • Multipurpose open space
    • Pool
  • Kitahiro Sun Park
    • Multipurpose open space
    • Tennis court
    • Park golf course

Foreign relations

Sister city/affiliated city


sister city


Kitahiroshima CitySapporo metropolitan areaThe ratio of the number of employees isPrimary industry2.4%,Secondary industry18.0%,Tertiary industryIt is 79.7% (22)[31].


  • Doo Agricultural Cooperative(JA Doo) Agricultural Production Business Headquarters, Kitahiroshima Branch, Omagari Branch
  • Hokuren Agricultural Cooperative Federation(Hokuren)Kururu no Mori, Sapporo Egg Distribution Center / Sapporo Agricultural Machinery General Parts Center
  • Kitahiroshima City Construction Business Cooperative[32]
  • Kitahiroshima City Pipe Construction Cooperative
  • Kitahiroshima Road Maintenance Cooperative
  • Kitahiroshima Restaurant Association
  • Sapporo Wide Area Association[33]

Primary industry


Agriculture:As the number of farm households and the agricultural population decreaseTourist farmConversion to[31].

Secondary industry


IndustrialThere are 6 locations in the city, taking advantage of location conditions such as convenience.Industrial park(Hiroshima Industrial Park, Hiroshima No. 2 Industrial Park,Omagari Industrial Park,Omagarikogyo housing complex,Omagarikogyo 3rd Industrial Park,Kitahiroshima Wattsukogyodan) Has been created, and various companies have entered the market.[31].

Tertiary industry


Shopping center



  • Yamato TransportChitose Branch
    • Kitahiroshima Center
    • Omagari Center
    • Midorigaoka Center
  • Sagawa ExpressSapporo Sales Office / Hokkaido Aviation Sales Office (Location is Shiroishi-ku, Sapporo)
  • Nippon Express
    • Sapporo Branch Sapporo Automobile Office (Location is Shiroishi-ku, Sapporo)
    • Chitose Airport Sales Office (Location is Chitose City)

Major companies based in Kitahiroshima City

Order of the Japanese syllabary

Financial institution


Mass media

Newspaper company

free paper






Vocational school

  • Hokkaido Dental Technology College

high school


Seisa International High School Kitahiroshima Learning Center

Junior high school


primary school


Special school

  • Hokkaido Shirakaba High School for the Elderly
  • Hokkaido Sapporo Special Education School Kyoei Branch School

Early childhood education


  • Sumire nursery school[36]
  • Suzuran nursery school[36]
  • Inaho nursery school[36]
  • Nishinosato Kirakira Nursery School[36]
  • Hadakanbo nursery school[36]
  • Omagari Ichii Nursery School[36]
  • Earth sun forest house nursery school[36]
  • Omagarihadakanbo Nursery School[36]
  • Otani Mutsumi Nursery School[36]
  • Aozora nursery school[36]
  • Small-scale nursery school children's forest[36]


  • Hiroshima Tenshi Kindergarten[37]
  • Hiroshima Otani Kindergarten[37]
  • Kitahiroshima Kaori Kindergarten[37]
  • Hiroshima kindergarten[37]
  • Omagari Otani Kindergarten[37]
  • Daichi Taiyo Kindergarten[37]

Authorized child institution


Facilities other than school education



Hokkaido passenger railway(JR Hokkaido)


Transit Bus

Intercity bus




National road



Cultural property

Country designation

City designation

  • Natural treasure
    • Bison fossil[46]
    • Transcription specimen of Sandridge Cheng large-scale cross-bedding[46]
    • Fossil of Kitahiroshima sea cow[46]

Famous places/historic sites

Main temple
  • Shohoyama Takumaji Temple
Main shrine

Nearby Tourist Spots

ゴ ル フ 場


Festivals and events

  • Kitahiroshima Fureai Snow Festival (February)
  • Kitahiroshima 30km Road Race (June)[47]
  • Tour de Kitahiro (held multiple times in summer)
  • Flame of Peace Memorial Project (July-September)
  • Kitahiroshima Furusato Festival (August)
  • Elfin Park Illuminations (December)

Specialty/Special product

  • Redhead rice
  • Specially cultivated rice "Hirokko Daishi"
  • Maruhiro radish
  • Local sake "Taishi" (Ambitious)

Origin/related celebrities

Honorary citizen

  • Taro Matsubara
Kitahiroshima City Culture Award / Sports Award

Native celebrity

Person with connection

Works set in Kitahiroshima City



注 釈

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  3. ^ a b "Kitahiroshima Citizen's Charter". Kitahiroshima City RegulationsKitahiroshima City. April 2017, 10Browse.
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  11. ^ a b Kitahiroshima City Statistics, p. 12.
  12. ^ a b c d Environment in Kitahiroshima, p. 4.
  13. ^ a b Environment in Kitahiroshima City, pp. 4–5.
  14. ^ a b Kitahiroshima City Statistics, pp. 134–143.
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  16. ^ "Goroque field”. Kitahiroshima City. April 2017, 11Browse.
  17. ^ "44th Convention (held in 1989 and XNUMX)". Japan Athletic Association. April 2017, 10Browse.
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  29. ^ Completed in 1986.In August of the same yearVolleyball All Japan WomenA training camp was held, and on October 10,BrazilAn international match was held with.
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