Miyazu City (宮津市)
Aso-kai (inland sea)
1600: As a reward for his distinguished service in the Battle of Sekigahara, Takatomo KYOGOKU was awarded the entire Tango Province by Ieyasu TOKUGAWA, and accordingly, the Tango domain was established. Subsequently, the Tango domain was divided into three regions by the three sons of Takatomo KYOGOKU, and the three domains of Tango, Miyazu, Maizuru, and Mineyama, were established. The Kyogoku family forfeited all property as well as their status as warrior class, and instead, the Honjo family became the domain lord.
June 1, 1954: Miyazu-cho, Kunda-mura, Yoshizu-mura, Fuchu-mura, Hioki-mura, Seya-mura, Yoro-mura, and Higatani-mura in Yosa-gun were merged to implement the shisei (grant of city status).
September 20, 1956: Miyazu City absorbed Yura-mura, Kasa-gun.
Companies in the city
The central office of the sales department (branch code: 001) at the Kyoto Hokuto Shinkin Bank (the third oldest credit union in existence)
Headquarters of Fukuya Co., Ltd. (Kyoto Prefecture)
Kyoto Bank (Kyogin) Miyazu Branch (descended from Tanwa Bank which was established through the merger of the four banks, Ryotan Bank, Miyazu Bank, Tango Industrial and Commercial Bank, and Tango Industry Bank)
Nippon Yakin Kogyo Co., Ltd. Headquarters of Kaneshita Construction Co., Ltd.
Gunze Ltd. (in the land registry, its headquarters are located in Ayabe City.)
Nelson (New Zealand)
Delray Beach (Florida, the United States of America)
Qinhuangdao City (Hebei Province, China)
The Miyazu Station (the Kitakinki Tango Railway Miyazu Line and the Kitakinki Tango Railway Miyafuku Line) is the main train station in the city, but, for tourism, the Amanohashidate Station (the Kitakinki Tango Railway Miyazu Line) is the center.
Other than the two stations mentioned previously, Miyazu City has the Miyamura Station, the Kita Station and the Karakawa Station on the Miyafuku Line, together with the Iwataki-guchi Station, the Kunda Station and the Tango Yura Station on the Miyazu Line.
Ordinary toll road
Ayabe-miyazu Road: Miyazu-amanohashidate Interchange
Major historic sites
Isoshimizu (Selected 100 Exquisite and Well-Conserved Waters)
Kanabiki-no-taki Waterfall (Japan's Top 100 Waterfalls)
Catholic Miyazu Parish (a church with tatami-mat flooring, the second oldest wooden church in existence and the oldest in use in Japan)
Former Mikamis' House (Important Cultural Property in Japan, a family of wealthy merchant making a living from cargo ship, and its garden 'Mikami Garden' being designated as a scenic site by the government)
Takigami Park (cherry blossom viewing spot)
Kono Shrine (Ichi-no-miya Shrine, or first shrine, of Tango Province)
Chion-ji Temple (Miyazu City)
Sanno-miya Hiyoshi-jinja Shrine (famous for the Shinto ritual of 'akachan-dohyo-iri,' or baby's first entry into sumo ring for the good health)
Ama no Hashidate View Land
Tango Watch-kan (aquarium)
Tenkoro ship race
Miyazu-toro-nagashi-hanabi-taikai (Miyazu Fireworks)
Big toro (hanging lantern) as 'Ship of souls' are fired at Miyazu Port, and then, small toro are sent chasing the big toro. The scene of so many toro's chasing the big toro is truly beautiful to behold. The Ships of souls are shipped by families who lost a family member within a year.
The ZIP code changed in 2007.
Miyazu Post Office: 626-00 and 629-22 including the area of former Iwataki-cho, i.e., 629-22, in Yosano-cho, Yoza-gun
Iwagahana Post Office: 626-02