Higashikurume, Tokyo

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Location of Higashikurume in Tokyo Metropolis
Location of Higashikurume in Tokyo Metropolis
Higashikurume is located in Japan
Coordinates: 35°45′N 139°32′E / 35.750°N 139.533°E / 35.750; 139.533Coordinates: 35°45′N 139°32′E / 35.750°N 139.533°E / 35.750; 139.533
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Tokyo Metropolis
 • Mayor Kazuhiko Baba
 • Total 12.92 km2 (4.99 sq mi)
Population (February 1, 2013)
 • Total 115,825
 • Density 8,964/km2 (23,220/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Ginkgo
- Flower Azalea
- Bird Azure-winged Magpie
Phone number 042-470-7777
Address 3-3-1 Hon-cho, Higashikurume-shi, Tokyo 203-8555
Website www.city.higashikurume.lg.jp
Higashikurume City Hall

Higashikurume (東久留米市 Higashikurume-shi ?) is a city located in western Tokyo Metropolis, Japan.

As of 2010, the city has an estimated population of 116,006 and a population density of 8,980 persons per km². The total area is 12.92 km².


Higashikurume is approximately in the north-center of Tokyo Metropolis, on the Musashino Terrace.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]


The area of present day Higashikurume was part of ancient Musashi Province. The in post-Meiji Restoration cadastral reform of April 1, 1889, Kurume Village were established within Kitatama District of Kanagawa Prefecture. The entire district was transferred to the control of Tokyo Prefecture on April 1, 1893. The area began development after connection to central Tokyo was established by the Musashino Railway from 1915. In 1956, the village of Kurume attained town status. In the 1960s and 1970s, the population rapidly expanded with the construction of large public housing estates. The city was founded on October 1, 1970.


Higashikurume is primary a regional commercial center, and a bedroom community for central Tokyo. Factories of the Daiwa Seiko Corporation, Coca-Cola, Yamazaki Baking Company Limited are also located in the city.




Higashikurume is the site for Tokyo Gakugei University's International Student Dormitory, as well as the private Christian Academy in Japan.

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Board of Education operates public high schools.

  • Kurume High School [1]
  • Kurume West High School [2]
  • Higashikurume Sogo High School [3]

Notable people from Higashikurume[edit]


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