Takatsu-ku, Kawasaki

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Takatsu
高津区
Ward of Kawasaki
高津区• Takatsu-ku
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Location of Takatsu in  Kanagawa
Location of Takatsu in Kanagawa
Takatsu is located in Japan
Takatsu
Takatsu
 
Coordinates: 35°35′58″N 139°36′29″E / 35.59944°N 139.60806°E / 35.59944; 139.60806Coordinates: 35°35′58″N 139°36′29″E / 35.59944°N 139.60806°E / 35.59944; 139.60806
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Kanagawa
City Kawasaki
Established April 1, 1972
Area
 • Total 16.38 km2 (6.32 sq mi)
Population (March 2010)
 • Total 215,158
 • Density 13,150/km2 (34,100/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Ume
- Flower Narcissus
Address 2-8-1 Shimosakunobe, Takatsu-ku Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa-ken
213-8570
Website Takatsu Ward Office
Takatsu Ward Office

Takatsu-ku (高津区?) 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 215,158 and a density of 13,150 persons per km². The total area is 16.38 km².

Geography[edit]

Takatsu Ward is located in eastern Kanagawa Prefecture, in the north-center portion of the city of Kawasaki, bordering on Tokyo. It is bordered to the north by the Tama River.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

Neighborhoods[edit]

Mizonokuchi, Futago, Seta, Suwa, Kitamigata, Shimonoge, Hisamoto, Sakado, Kuji, Unane, Shimo-Sakunobe, Kami-Sakunobe, Mukaigaoka, Suenaga, Kajigaya, Shinsaku, Chitose, Chitose-Shin-cho, Shibokuchi, Shibokuchi-Fujimi-dai, Hisasue, Kanigaya, Akutsu, and Nogawa.

History[edit]

Archaeologists have found stone tools from the Japanese Paleolithic period and ceramic shards from the Jomon period at numerous locations in the area. Under the Nara period Ritsuryō system, it became part of Tachibana District Musashi Province. By the Heian period it was part of a shōen coming under control the Late Hōjō clan from Odawara in the late Muromachi period. In the Edo period, it was administered as tenryō territory controlled directly by the Tokugawa shogunate, but administered through various hatamoto. After the Meiji Restoration, the area was divided into eight villages within Tachibana District in the new Kanagawa Prefecture on April 1, 1889. These areas were annexed by the neighboring city of Kawasaki from 1937-1938. The area became part of a huge government sponsored housing project from the 1950s and 1960s. The area became part of Tama Ward with the division of the city of Kawasaki into wards from April 1972. In July 1982, Miyamae Ward was separated from Takatsu Ward.

Economy[edit]

Mitutoyo headquarters

Takatsu Ward is largely a regional commercial center and bedroom community for central Kawasaki and Tokyo. Industries are centered around food processing, electronics and precision equipment, and include:[citation needed]

  • The corporate headquarters of Mitutoyo[1]
  • Fujitsu General (富士通ゼネラル?)
  • Fujitsu Access (富士通アクセス?)
  • Bunkyodo (文教堂?)
  • Kanagawa Science Park (かながわサイエンスパーク?) - a business incubation center.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

Education[edit]

Noted people from Takatsu Ward[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Company Profile." Mitutoyo. Retrieved on May 13, 2013. "20-1, Sakado 1-Chome, Takatsu-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa 213-8533, Japan"

External links[edit]