Machida, Tokyo

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Machida
町田市
City
Flag of Machida
Flag
Location of Machida in Tokyo Metropolis
Location of Machida in Tokyo Metropolis
Machida is located in Japan
Machida
Machida
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 35°32′55.21″N 139°26′47.9″E / 35.5486694°N 139.446639°E / 35.5486694; 139.446639Coordinates: 35°32′55.21″N 139°26′47.9″E / 35.5486694°N 139.446639°E / 35.5486694; 139.446639
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Tokyo Metropolis
Government
 • Mayor Joichi Ishizaka
Area
 • Total 71.62 km2 (27.65 sq mi)
Population (October 1, 2010)
 • Total 424,669
 • Density 5,928.65/km2 (15,355.1/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols
- Tree Japanese Zelkova
- Flower Scarlet Sage
- Bird Common Kingfisher
Address 1-20-23 Nakamachi, Machida-shi, Tokyo
194-8520
Phone number 042-722-3111

Machida (町田市 Machida-shi?) is a city located in the western part of the metropolitan area of Tokyo Metropolis, Japan. The city was founded on February 1, 1958.

As of October 1, 2010, the city has an estimated population of 424,669 and a population density of 5,928.65 persons per km². The total area is 71.63 km². Machida is also the home of Obirin University and Tamagawa University.

One of the ponds of Yakushi-Ike Park in Machida
Not all is concrete and asphalt in this part of the Japanese capital.

Railway stations[edit]

Odakyū Odawara Line
Tōkyū Den-en-toshi Line
Yokohama Line
Keiō Sagamihara Line

Education[edit]

Machida operates its public elementary and junior high schools.

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

  • Machida High School
  • Machida Sogo High School
  • Machida Technical High School
  • Naruse High School
  • Nozuta High School
  • Ogawa High School
  • Yamasaki High School

Machida also has the following private high schools.

  • Nihon University 3rd High School
  • Obirin High School
  • Tamagawa University High School

Government[edit]

List of mayors[edit]

  1. Tokichiro Aoyama (1958–1970)
  2. Katsumasa Oshita (1970–1990)
  3. Kazuo Terada (1990–2006)
  4. Joichi Ishizaka (2006–2010)

Notable residents and people from Machida[edit]

Sites to see[edit]

  • Machida Squirrel Garden
  • Tadao Park
  • Grandberry Mall

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Machida, Tokyo at Wikimedia Commons