Iwamizawa – a city in northern Japan, on Hokkaido island, southwest of the city of Asahikawa and north-east of Sapporo. The administrative center of the district Sorata.
The name of “Iwamizawa” is derived from Japanese word “Yuamisawa”. Yuami and sawa means “Bathing” and “A swamp”.
Iwamizawa was developed as a hub of land transportation around Iwamizawa Station.
1906 Iwamizawa village became Iwamizawa town.
1943 Iwamizawa town became Iwamizawa city.
2006 Kurisawa town and Kita village were merged into Iwamizawa city.