Akiruno, Tokyo

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Akiruno City Hall
Akiruno City Hall
Flag of Akiruno
Official seal of Akiruno
Location of Akiruno in Tokyo
Location of Akiruno in Tokyo
Akiruno is located in Japan
Coordinates: 35°43′44.1″N 139°17′38.7″E / 35.728917°N 139.294083°E / 35.728917; 139.294083Coordinates: 35°43′44.1″N 139°17′38.7″E / 35.728917°N 139.294083°E / 35.728917; 139.294083
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Tokyo
 • Mayor Toshikazu Sawai (since October 2015)
 • Total 73.47 km2 (28.37 sq mi)
Population (February 2016)
 • Total 80,464
 • Density 1,100/km2 (3,000/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
• Tree Osmanthus
• Flower Chrysanthemum
• Bird Japanese wagtail
Phone number 042-558-1111
Address 350 Ninomiya, Akiruno-shi, Tokyo 197-0814
Website www.city.akiruno.tokyo.jp

Akiruno (あきる野市, Akiruno-shi) is a city located in the western portion of Tokyo Metropolis, in the central Kantō region of Japan. As of 1 February 2016, the city had an estimated population of 80,464 and a population density of 1100 persons per km². Its total area was 73.47 square kilometres (28.37 sq mi).[1]


Akiruno is located in the foothills of the Okutama Mountains of western Tokyo, approximately 40-50 kilometers from the center of Tokyo. The Akigawa River flows through the city.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]


The area of present-day Akiruno was part of ancient Musashi Province. In the post-Meiji Restoration cadastral reform of July 22, 1878, the area became part of Nishitama District in Kanagawa Prefecture. The town of Itsukaichi was created on April 1, 1889, with the establishment of municipalities law. Nishitama District was transferred to the administrative control of Tokyo Metropolis on April 1, 1893. Itsukaichi expanded through annexation of neighboring villages in 1918 and 1955. Higashiakiru, Nishiakiru, and Tasai grouped together on April 1, 1955, to form the town of Akigawa, which was elevated to city status on May 5, 1971. The city of Akiruno was created on September 1, 1995, by the merger of the city of Akigawa with the neighboring town of Itsukaichi.


Akiruno has ten public and one private elementary schools, six public and one private middle schools and two public and one private high school. There is also one special education school.




Sister city relations[edit]


  1. ^ Official website(in Japanese)
  2. ^ "US-Japan Sister Cities by State". Asia Matters for America. Honolulu, HI: East-West Center. Retrieved 20 November 2015. 

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