Tahara City is situated on the Atsumi Peninsula in the southeast sector of Aichi Prefecture. It is bounded on the north by the enchanting scenery of Mikawa Bay and on the south by the mighty Pacific Ocean. Tahara City had its birth on August 20, 2003 when Tahara Town and Akabane Town merged. Tahara City was the first city to be created in the great wave of municipal mergers that has begun in the Heisei Era in Aichi Prefecture. After that, with the merger that took place on October 1, 2005 with Atsumi Town, we embarked on a new chapter in city building as the new Tahara Cify.