Ōmiya (大宮区 Ōmiya-ku ) is a ward of Saitama city, Saitama Prefecture, Japan. It is in the Greater Tokyo Area and about 25 km north of central Tokyo. Ōmiya-ku is surrounded by Nishi-ku (to the west), Kita-ku (north), Minuma-ku (east), Urawa-ku (southeast), Chūō-ku (south), and Sakura-ku (southwest) of Saitama city.
Ōmiya-ku is the most active commercial and business centre in Saitama Prefecture thanks to its transport infrastructure, especially railways connected at Ōmiya Station.
The old Ōmiya city (1940 - 2001) and the new Ōmiya ward
Until May 1, 2001 it was a section of the city of Ōmiya in Saitama Prefecture. The area of the original Ōmiya city now comprises the Kita-ku (north), Minuma-ku (east), Nishi-ku (west), and Ōmiya-ku (south) of Saitama.
- For the history of the former city, see Ōmiya, Saitama
On April 1, 2003 when Saitama became a designated city, the former area of Ōmiya city was sectored into Kita-ku, Minuma-ku, Nishi-ku, and Ōmiya-ku.
Points of interest
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