Kita (北区 Kita-ku, "Northern Ward") is a special ward located in Tokyo Metropolis, Japan. In English, it calls itself the City of Kita. The ward was founded on March 15, 1947.
As of 2008, the ward has an estimated population of 332,140 and a population density of 16,140 persons per km². The total area is 20.59 km².
The name Kita, meaning "north," reflects the location among the wards of Tokyo. To its north lie the cities of Kawaguchi and Toda in Saitama Prefecture. To the east, south and west lie other special wards: Adachi, Arakawa, Itabashi, Bunkyō, and Toshima.
Rivers include the Arakawa River and the Sumida River.
- Asukayama Park
- Ukima Park
- Chūō Park (formerly Camp Oji)
- Furukawa Garden
- Nanushi-no-taki Park
- Oji Shrine
- Oji Inari shrine
The head office of Seiyu Group is in Kita.
The city's public elementary and middle schools are operated by the City of Kita Board of Education.
The city's public high schools are operated by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Board of Education.
- Asuka High School
- Akabane Commercial High School
- Kirigaoka High School
- Oji Technical High School
- JR East
- Tōhoku Main Line, Takasaki Line, Utsunomiya Line: Oku, Akabane Stations
- Saikyō Line (Akabane Line): Itabashi, Jujo, Akabane, Kita Akabane, Ukima Funado Stations
- Keihin-Tōhoku Line: Tabata, Kami Nakazato, Ōji, Higashi Jujo, Akabane Stations
- Yamanote Line: Tabata Station
- Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Transportation Toden Arakawa Line: Nishigahara Yonchōme, Takinogawa Itchōme, Asukayama, Ōji Ekimae, Sakae-chō, Kajiwara Stations
- Tokyo Metro Namboku Line: Nishigahara, Ōji, Ōji Kamiya, Shimo, Akabane Iwabuchi Stations
- Saitama Rapid Railway Line (Sainokuni Stadium Line): Akabane-Iwabuchi Station
Famous people from Kita
Kita has a sister city relationship with Xuanwu District, Beijing, China.
It is also twinned with the following cities in Japan.