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Tahara city

Panoramic view of Tahara Rinkai Industrial Park

Tahara city coastal public wharf

Tahara, the city of manufacturing and renewable energy industries with one of the largest coastal industrial parks in the Chubu region

Regional News


Tahara city

30-1 Minamibaba, Tahara-cho,Tahara-city, Aichi Prefecture, 441-3492


Basic information

Population *1

60 thousand

Labor force *1

37 thousand

Nominal GDP*2


Number of Establishments*3

4,881 establishments

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  1. *1

    Population Census 2015, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications

  2. *2

    Prefectural Citizens'Economic Accounts 2018, Cabinet Office

  3. *3

    "2016 Economic Sensus", Statstics Bureau, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications

Basic information updated on:Jan. 2022

Business Environment

In Tahara City, automobile-related industry businesses gather around the Tahara Plant of Toyota Motors and actively engage in production. In recent years, the renewable energy industry cluster is developing, attracting attention from throughout Japan as an industrial complex where the manufacturing and renewable energy industries coexist.
Regarding agriculture, another critical industry of Tahara City, the gross agricultural output is the largest in Japan. However, there are issues with an aging population and lack of successors. The city tries to address these issues by introducing innovative technologies to support farmers and adopting ICT and cutting-edge agricultural systems that facilitate stable farm management and sustainable development of agricultural infrastructure.


Tahara City Incentive System for Firm Location

Tax reduction

Tahara City offers a subsidy equivalent to the fixed assets tax for three years for the construction of a new plant or office, or expansion in the designated areas in the City (no upper limit).

Subsidy System for the Promotion of the Reinvestment to the Companies in Tahara City


Tahara City offers a subsidy for small and medium-sized companies that have operated in the City for 20 years or more and make re-investments to expand the plant, office, and other facilities.

Industrial cluster information

Next generation automobile

There is a concentration of businesses in the automobile and related industries around the Toyota Motor Corporation's Tahara plant, driving regional economic growth. The auto body of Lexus, the upscale brand of Toyota Motor Corporation, is produced here supported by its high production technology.
Tahara City is home to the Port of Mikawa, a major port that handles the second-largest amount of automobile exportation in Japan and the base for exports to North America.

Local companies


Educational/research institutes of the industry

Officially-certified International Automobile-Industry Exchange City Plan

Living environment

Volunteer interpreters registered with Tahara International Association provide support on day-to-day matters.

Logistics and infrastructures

Tahara City is in Atsumi Peninsula in Aichi Prefecture. Bound by the gentle Mikawa Bay with scenic beauty in the north, the stirring Pacific Ocean with the Black Current in the south, and the Irago Channel protected by an impressive chalky lighthouse in the west, Tahara City is blessed with abundant nature and mild climate. Also, it embraces Mt. Zao and O Yama, one of the tallest mountains on the peninsula.
In the waterfront industrial area around the Port of Mikawa, a major port located in the northeast part of the city, many excellent companies in the automobile and other fields engage in thriving production and logistics operations. Tahara City strives to improve the infrastructure so that companies can further enhance the efficiency of business development.

It takes only 90 minutes to Tokyo and Osaka from Toyohashi (the City's main station). The city provides easy access to major cities in Japan.

Map of Tahara city


The Tahara Coastal Company Forum, made up of companies located on the coastal area of Tahara City, introduces business partners to meet your needs.

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