Koganei, Tokyo

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Koganei
小金井市
City
Flag of Koganei
Flag
Location of Koganei in Tokyo Metropolis
Location of Koganei in Tokyo Metropolis
Koganei is located in Japan
Koganei
Koganei
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 35°42′N 139°30′E / 35.700°N 139.500°E / 35.700; 139.500Coordinates: 35°42′N 139°30′E / 35.700°N 139.500°E / 35.700; 139.500
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Tokyo Metropolis
Government
 • Mayor Kazuo Sato (since May 2011)
Area
 • Total 11.33 km2 (4.37 sq mi)
Population (July 1, 2011)
 • Total 116,055
 • Density 10,243.16/km2 (26,529.7/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Postal code(s) 184-xxxx
Area code(s) 042
Symbols
- Tree Keyaki/Zelkova
- Flower Japanese cherry blossom
- Bird Kawasemi
Address 6-6-3 Honmachi, Koganei-shi, Tokyo
184-8504
Phone number 042-383-1111
Website www.city.koganei.lg.jp

Koganei (小金井市 Koganei-shi?) is a city located in Tokyo Metropolis, Japan. The city was founded on October 1, 1958[citation needed].

As of July 1, 2011, the city has an officially registered population of 116,055, with 56,296 households and a population density of 10,243.16 persons per km². The total area is 11.33 km².

Geography[edit]

Geographically, the city lies approximately at the center of Tokyo, and is located about 20 kilometers west of Shinjuku, where Tokyo Metropolitan Government has its headquarters. It is flanked on the north and the south by two large parks. To the north is Koganei Park, which includes the Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum, a branch of the Edo-Tokyo Museum located in Ryōgoku, Tokyo. To the south is Nogawa Park and Tama Cemetery, two of the largest green areas in Tokyo.

Koganei City is transected by the JR Chūō Line, and is served by the Higashi-Koganei and Musashi-Koganei stations. It takes approximately 30 minutes to reach Musashi Koganei Station from Tokyo Station by Chūō Line. The distance between Higashi Koganei Station and Musashi Koganei Station is just 2 km, which takes about 2 minutes to go by JR Chūō Line[citation needed]. Additionally, Shin-Koganei Station on the Seibu Tamagawa Line serves the eastern portion of the city.

Economy[edit]

Gainax and Studio Ghibli have their corporate headquarters in Koganei.[1][2]

Education[edit]

Universities[edit]

Hosei University, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology and Tokyo Gakugei University are located in Koganei city. International Christian University, officially located in Mitaka City, lies partially within Koganei City.

Primary and secondary schools[edit]

Koganei operates its public elementary and junior high schools.

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Board of Education operates the following public high schools.

  • Koganei North High School
  • Koganei Technical High School

Private high schools[edit]

Private junior high schools[edit]

  • Musashino Higashi Junior High School
  • Tokyo Denki University Junior High School

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "会社情報." Studio Ghibli. Retrieved on February 26, 2010.
  2. ^ "会社概要." Gainax. Retrieved on February 26, 2010.

External links[edit]

Media related to Koganei, Tokyo at Wikimedia Commons