Ōmiya-ku, Saitama

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Ōmiya-ku in Saitama City

Ōmiya (大宮区 Ōmiya-ku?) is a ward of Saitama city, Saitama Prefecture, Japan. It is in the Greater Tokyo Area and about 25 km north of central Tokyo. Ōmiya-ku is surrounded by Nishi-ku (to the west), Kita-ku (north), Minuma-ku (east), Urawa-ku (southeast), Chūō-ku (south), and Sakura-ku (southwest) of Saitama city.

Ōmiya-ku is the most active commercial and business centre in Saitama Prefecture thanks to its transport infrastructure, especially railways connected at Ōmiya Station.

The old Ōmiya city (1940 - 2001) and the new Ōmiya ward[edit]

Until May 1, 2001 it was a section of the city of Ōmiya in Saitama Prefecture. The area of the original Ōmiya city now comprises the Kita-ku (north), Minuma-ku (east), Nishi-ku (west), and Ōmiya-ku (south) of Saitama.

The bonsai nurseries in the neighbouring Kita-ku is usually referred to as the "Ōmiya Bonsai Village" because it was in the area of former Ōmiya city.

History[edit]

On April 1, 2003 when Saitama became a designated city, the former area of Ōmiya city was sectored into Kita-ku, Minuma-ku, Nishi-ku, and Ōmiya-ku.

Points of interest[edit]

Education[edit]

The ward has a North Korean school, Saitama Korean Elementary and Middle School (埼玉朝鮮初中級学校). This school was previously in the City of Ōmiya.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "埼玉朝鮮初中級学校とは?." Saitama Korean Elementary and Middle School. Retrieved on October 14, 2015. "〒330-0804 埼玉県大宮市堀之内町1の501の1"

External links[edit]

Media related to Ōmiya-ku, Saitama at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 35°54′22″N 139°37′43″E / 35.90611°N 139.62861°E / 35.90611; 139.62861