Miyoshi is located in south-central Saitama Prefecture.
Miyoshi has a Humid subtropical climate (Köppen Cfa) characterized by warm summers and cool winters with light to no snowfall. The average annual temperature in Miyoshi is 14. +more0 °C. The average annual rainfall is 1647 mm with September as the wettest month. The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 25. 7 °C, and lowest in January, at around 2. 3 °C.
Per Japanese census data, the population of Miyoshi increased very rapidly in the 1960s and 1970s, has remained relatively steady for the past 30 years.
The place name of "Miyoshin-no-sato" appears in the Heian period Ise Monogatari, and was part of ancient Musashi Province. During the Edo period, it was part of the holdings of Kawagoe Domain and was a rural agricultural area with few inhabitants. +more The village of Miyoshi was created within Iruma District, Saitama on April 1, 1889 with the establishment of the modern municipalities system. It was elevated to town status on November 3, 1970.
Miyoshi has a mayor-council form of government with a directly elected mayor and a unicameral town council of 15 members. Miyoshi, together with the city of Fujimino, contributes two members to the Saitama Prefectural Assembly. +more In terms of national politics, the town is part of Saitama 8th district of the lower house of the Diet of Japan.
Miyoshi is not served by any passenger rail service.
Sister city relations
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Noted people from Miyoshi
Hitomi Yoshizawa, musician