Mitaka, Tokyo

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Mitaka
三鷹市
City
Flag of Mitaka
Flag
Location of Mitaka in Tokyo Metropolis
Location of Mitaka in Tokyo Metropolis
Mitaka is located in Japan
Mitaka
Mitaka
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 35°41′N 139°34′E / 35.683°N 139.567°E / 35.683; 139.567Coordinates: 35°41′N 139°34′E / 35.683°N 139.567°E / 35.683; 139.567
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Tokyo Metropolis
Government
 • Mayor Keiko Kiyohara (since April 2003)
Area
 • Total 16.50 km2 (6.37 sq mi)
Population (November 1, 2010)
 • Total 176,737
 • Density 10,711.33/km2 (27,742.2/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols
- Tree Ginkgo biloba
- Flower Malus halliana
Address 1-1-1 Nozaki, Mitaka-shi, Tokyo
181-8555
Phone number 0422-45-1151
Website www.city.mitaka.tokyo.jp

Mitaka (三鷹市 Mitaka-shi?) is a city located in Tokyo Metropolis, Japan.

As of November 1, 2010, the city has an estimated population of 176,737.[1] and a population density of 10,711.33 persons per km². The total area is 16.50 km² and is about 50 – 55 meters above sea level.[2] Mitaka City was officially founded on November 3, 1950.

Geography[edit]

Mitaka is located on the Kantō Plain, just outside the 23 special wards of metropolitan Tokyo, which are on its eastern borders. It is bordered by the cities of Musashino to the north, Chōfu to the south, and Koganei to the west.

The Tamagawa Josui Canal, which runs alongside Mitaka station, has an important place in history, built in 1653 to feed the local metropolis. It is also the place where novelist Osamu Dazai committed suicide in 1948. The National Astronomical Observatory of Japan is located in Mitaka.

Education[edit]

Colleges and universities[edit]

Primary and secondary schools[edit]

Public elementary and junior high schools are operated by Mitaka. Mitaka High School is operated by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Board of Education.

Economy[edit]

Studio Pierrot[4] and Telecom Animation Film[5] have their corporate headquarters in Mitaka. A short-lived video game manufacturer TAD Corporation was founded and headquartered in the same location.[6][7][8] Subaru Tecnica International has its headquarters in Mitaka.[9]

Attractions[edit]

The Ghibli Museum in Mitaka

Mitaka is home to the Ghibli Museum, which is located in Inokashira Park, a popular destination in its own right, especially during spring cherry blossom viewing season.

See also[edit]

Studio Ghibli museum

References[edit]

External links[edit]