Welcome to Tsubata

On this webpage, you can find information on Tsubata for visitors and residents, including upcoming events and town news, yearly attractions, and every day living information. Please have a look around.

We hope that this English language page will make Tsubata a more convenient and pleasant place for you. If there is anything which you would like to see on our English language page, please feel free to e-mail us at kokusai@town.tsubata.lg.jp.

Tsubata is located near the middle of Ishikawa Prefecture. It plays an important role as a crossroads between the Kaga region, the Noto region, and Toyama Prefecture.
Tsubata’s total area is 110.44 square kilometers. To the east, valleys and dales branch out through the low hills, while a flat plain 2-3 kilometers in width spreads out to the west.
Approximately 37,000 people reside in Tsubata. Beginning in 1970, the population grew by a modest 1% every year. Following the start of the Heisei Era in 1989, the rate of population growth increased. According to year 2000 census results, Tsubata’s total population increase and population growth rate were the highest in the prefecture.
In the center of town limits lies Ishikawa Prefecture Forest Park, the largest park of its kind on the island of Honshu. Kahoku Lagoon, the largest lagoon in the prefecture, is located in southwest Tsubata. Located on the boarder of Tsubata and Toyama Prefecture is Kurikara Pass, where general Kiso no Yoshinaka is said to have used “The Fire Bull Plan” to defeat his enemies in the Battle of Kurikara. 

  • Town Tree: Pine
  • Town Flower: Azalea
  • Town Bird: Swan

Town Crest

The town crest is a stylized rendition of the characters for “Tsuba” (written in katakana as ツバ). The shape of a flying bird signifies Tsubata’s soaring industrial and cultural development, while the figure in the center, its feet firmly planted on the earth, represents stability of town management. The circle represents harmony and peace for the people of Tsubata. 

Town Logo

The town logo is warm and soft, expressing Tsubata’s familiarity and friendliness. Overlaying the brightly shining sun, “1-2-3” (the English word “sun” sounds like the Japanese word for the number three, “san”) signifies Tsubata’s progress.
Beneath the words are three lines. The green like symbolizes the richness of the greenery that grows throughout Tsubata. The dark blue line represents Tsubata’s bright blue sky, while the light blue line stands for the pure water that Tsubata’s rich natural environment provides.