Kariya City, Japan is located fifteen kilometres south west of Nagoya, between Kyoto and Tokyo. It is a bustling city of approximately 140,000 people that takes prides in its self on itsits city city design that createsing a “gentle harmony” between nature and industry.
Kariya City has a rich natural environment with three rivers flowing through it and many agricultural areas in both the north and south. Rice is mainly grown in the southern area and the north is known for growingcrops of Chinese radishes, watermelons, grapes, apples, and persimmons along with as well as flowers including Phalaenopsis orchids, Irises and Cyclamen.
The central area of Karyia City is home to Toyota Industries Corporation and other automobile-related factories.