Misawa Map

Located within the largest island of Japan, Honshu, the city of Misawa occupies the northeastern tip of the island. The place enjoys an envious picturesque location amidst the beautiful Ogawara lake on the west and the Pacific Ocean on its east.
The Misawa city spans across a total area of 119.97 square kilometers. The population of this city is currently recorded to be at 44000 and the city is some 57 meters above the sea level.

Misawa basks in the abundance of all 4 seasons. Winters are characterized by little snowfall and sunny days are also experienced intermittently. Although spring and summer bring in high temperatures but it is also the time when the sea fog sets into the mainland of Misawa. With June enters the long rainy season which is a typicality of the place.

Misawa has humble origins which date back to 1881 when the place was just a branch village of the bigger village of Momoishi. It was only in 1889 that Misawa gained official status as the village of Misawa. The place is internationally famous its Kizakino pasture which breeds quality horses. The place has another significance in history due to modern agriculture which was introduced into Japan by Yasuto Hirosawa of the Tonami clan in Misawa. In the 1930's Misawa gained popularity worldwide being the first place from where non-stop transPacific flights started.

Misawa has today become synonymous with the name of "sky city" which is chiefly due to the large airport facilities that the place has. Being Japan's largest airport base the place has become internationally significant. The naval air base that was stationed here by the Japanese during WWII was after the war transferred to the Americans who have occupied the base ever since.

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Last Updated on: December 12th, 2017