Takasaki

Takasaki

Takasaki (高崎市, Takasaki-shi, [takasakʲiɕi]) is a city located in southwestern Gunma Prefecture in the northern Kantō region of Japan. As of December 2015, the city had an estimated population of 371,750 and a population density of 810 persons per km2. Its total area was 459.16 square kilometres (177.28 sq mi). Takasaki is famous as the hometown of the Daruma doll, theoretically representing the Buddhist sage Bodhidharma and in modern practice a symbol of good luck.

See also