Koshigaya, Saitama

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Koshigaya
越谷市
Special city
View of Aeon LakeTown shopping mall
View of Aeon LakeTown shopping mall
Flag of Koshigaya
Flag
Location of Koshigaya in Saitama Prefecture
Location of Koshigaya in Saitama Prefecture
Koshigaya is located in Japan
Koshigaya
Koshigaya
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 35°53′N 139°47′E / 35.883°N 139.783°E / 35.883; 139.783Coordinates: 35°53′N 139°47′E / 35.883°N 139.783°E / 35.883; 139.783
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Saitama Prefecture
Government
 • Mayor Tsutomu Takahashi (since November 2009)
Area
 • Total 60.31 km2 (23.29 sq mi)
Population (April 2010)
 • Total 325,074
 • Density 5,390/km2 (14,000/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols
- Flower Chrysanthemum
- Bird Eurasian Collared Dove
Address 4-2-1 Koshigatani. Koshigaya-shi, Saitama-ken
343-8501
Phone number 048-964-2111
Website www.city.koshigaya.saitama.jp

Koshigaya (越谷市 Koshigaya-shi?) is a city located in Saitama Prefecture, Japan. The city was founded on November 3, 1958. Koshigaya is situated about 30 km from Tokyo, along the banks of the Motoarakawa River. It is famous for producing daruma.

As of 2010, the city has an estimated population of 325,074 and a population density of 5,390 persons per km². The total area is 60.31 km².

Transportation[edit]

Koshigaya is served by two train lines: the Tobu Skytree Line and the JR Musashino Line. These two lines intersect at Minami-Koshigaya Station and Shin-Koshigaya Station, which are located close to each other. The Aeon Laketown shopping mall is located next to Koshigaya-Laketown Station (on the Musashino Line), and Koshigaya City Office is located within walking distance of Koshigaya Station (on the Tobu Skytree Line).

Education[edit]

Bunkyo University is located in Koshigaya.

Points of interest[edit]

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