Sakata city is a port city on the Yamagata ShomaiCoast. It is one of the attracting places worth visiting in Japan which is located at the confluence of two tourism rivers known as sea of Japan and the Mogamiriveris known as the longest rivers in single prefecture. This is located plays a prominent role towards the trading with Kansai region; the location also play a role in the large fishing industry, fish market and numerous Sea food restaurants where one can enjoy the fishes caught from the sea of Japan and Mogami river. InYamagata prefecture, Sakata city is considered as the 3rd most populous city in Japan. Sakata city as one of the rural area in Japan, is the biggest rice and sake producer in the whole of Japan.The cityof Sakata prospered becauseof the location and the products assisted a lot in feeding the much populatedEdo (1603 – 1868). Thiswas made possible through the Japan trade on Kitamebune ship. Edo is now called the Tokyo.It ranked among the top important cities of Japan as of them. The citizens are also known the highest consumers of Raman noodles in Japan.
The population of Sakata City
In the year 2015, the population of Sakata city was estimated at 105000.
TradeTransportation done in Sakata City
The voyage withthe Kitamebuneship is majorly done between Honshu, Kyoto, Kyushu, and Osaka. From its trade of Sakata city with Kyoto, the city developed its Geisha and the Maiko culture.
The Economy of Sakata City
There are many means the city of Sakata generate economy. They include:
- Sakata City generates economy through light manufacturing.
- Commercial fishing which is solely dependent on the water bodies—sea of Japan and Mogami river.
- Kao chemical and cosmetics company.
- The electronics company known as Seiko Epson.
- Other means of generating money is agriculture.
Notable people from Sakata City
The sakata city has gone far to produce many famous people such as Kumiko Ikeda, a long jumper, the photographer known as Ken Domon, Shymei Okawa, a nationalist, Homma Munehisa, a rice trader known well in the 18th century, TeyiHonma, the ice hockey goaltender and many others.
How to get to Sakata City
There are many ways one can use to enter the city. They include:
- Through Plane.
- Through Train.
- Through Bus.