Location of Higashiyamato in Tokyo Metropolis
|• Total||13.54 km2 (5.23 sq mi)|
|Population (June 1, 2010)|
|• Density||6,070/km2 (15,700/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Tree||Zelkova serrata|
|Address||Chuo 3 chome, Higashiyamato-shi, Tokyo-to 207-8585|
|Website||Hiashiyamato city official HP|
Higashiyamato is approximately in the north-center of Tokyo Metropolis, on the Musashino Terrace.
The area of present day Higashiyamato was part of ancient Musashi Province.
The in post-Meiji Restoration cadastral reform of April 1, 1889, Takagi Village was established within Kanagawa Prefecture. The entire district was transferred to the control of Tokyo Prefecture on April 1, 1893. Takagi Village merges with five neighboring villages to form Yamato Village on November 1, 1919. It was elevated to town status on May 3, 1954 and renamed as Higashiyamato on its promotion to a city, on October 1, 1970.
Higashiyamato is primary a regional commercial center, and a bedroom community for central Tokyo.
- Seibu Railway – Seibu Haijima Line
- Tama Toshi Monorail Line
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Board of Education operates public high schools.
Sister city relations
- – Yamato, Fukushima, Japan
Noted people from Higashiyamato
- Yūya Yagira – actor
- Hisashi Iwakuma – professional baseball player
- Akihiro Hayashi – professional soccer player
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