Miyamae-ku, Kawasaki

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Miyamae
宮前
Ward of Kawasaki
宮前区• Miyamae-ku
Flag of Miyamae
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Location of Miyamae in  Kanagawa
Location of Miyamae in Kanagawa
Miyamae is located in Japan
Miyamae
Miyamae
 
Coordinates: 35°35′21″N 139°34′43″E / 35.58917°N 139.57861°E / 35.58917; 139.57861Coordinates: 35°35′21″N 139°34′43″E / 35.58917°N 139.57861°E / 35.58917; 139.57861
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Kanagawa
City Kawasaki
Established April 1, 1972
Area
 • Total 18.61 km2 (7.19 sq mi)
Population (March 2010)
 • Total 217,251
 • Density 11,670/km2 (30,200/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Sakura
- Flower Cosmos (flower)
Address 2-20-5 Miyamaedaira, Miyamae-ku Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa-ken
216-8570
Website Miyamae Ward Office
Miyamae Ward Office

Miyamae-ku (宮前区?) is one of the 7 wards of the city of Kawasaki in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. As of 2010, the ward had an estimated population of 217,251 and a density of 11,670 persons per km². The total area was 18.61 km². In 1995, the Ward adopted a motto which could be translated as "We like people; we like nature; we like our town".

Geography[edit]

Miyamae Ward is located in eastern Kanagawa Prefecture, in the south-center portion of the city of Kawasaki, bordering on Yokohama.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

Archaeologists have found numerous Kofun period remains at numerous locations in what is now Miyamae-ku, indicating a long period of human settlement. Under the Nara period Ritsuryō system, it became part of Tachibana District Musashi Province. In the Edo period, it was administered as tenryō territory controlled directly by the Tokugawa shogunate, but administered through various hatamoto. Due to its proximity to Edo, it was primarily an agricultural and horticultural area supplying produce to the city. After the Meiji Restoration, the area was divided into Miyamae Village and Mukaoka Village within Tachibana District in the new Kanagawa Prefecture on April 1, 1889. These areas were annexed by the neighboring city of Kawasaki in 1938. The area became part of a huge government sponsored housing project from the 1950s and 1960s. In April 1972, the area became part of Takatsu Ward with the division of the city of Kawasaki into wards. In July 1982, Miyamae Ward was separated from Takatsu Ward.

Economy[edit]

Miyamae Ward is largely a regional commercial center and bedroom community for central Kawasaki and Tokyo.

Transportation[edit]

Rail[edit]

Road[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

  • Streetcar & Bus Museum

Education[edit]

References[edit]

Miyamae-ku Guidebook (宮前区ガイドブック), 2005. No ISBN; municipal publication

Noted people from Miyamae Ward[edit]

External links[edit]