13 Facts About Sakai


Sakai is a city located in Osaka Prefecture, Japan.

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Sakai is known for its keyhole-shaped burial mounds, or kofun, which date from the fifth century and include Daisen Kofun, the largest grave in the world by area.

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Sakai is located in southern Osaka Prefecture, on the edge of Osaka Bay and directly south of the city of Osaka.

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Sakai has a Humid subtropical climate characterized by warm summers and cool winters with light to no snowfall.

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Sakai is known for its keyhole-shaped burial mounds, or kofun, which date from the 5th century.

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Medieval Sakai was an autonomous city run by merchant oligarchs.

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Sakai mentioned that the city was "governed by consuls like Venice in Italy".

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Sakai's citizens denied his order and pitched a desperate battle against his army.

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In 1615, Sakai was razed to the ground in the SummerCampaign of the Siege of Osaka between the Toyotomi clan and Tokugawa Ieyasu.

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Sakai was restored as an important trade center during the Edo period but was involved only in inland trade due to the sakoku policy of the Tokugawa shogunate, which isolated Japan from the outside world.

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Sakai was traditionally dependent on heavy industry and its port.

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However, after the period of high economic growth after War War II, along with the development and expansion of the Osaka metropolitan area, Sakai has lso increased become a satellite city for Osaka metropolis, as represented by the development of Senboku New Town.

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Sakai has 98 public elementary schools and 43 public middle schools operated by the city government.

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