Higashi-ku, Fukuoka

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Higashi Ward
View of Shika Island from Hakata Bay
View of Shika Island from Hakata Bay
Location of Higashi-ku in  Fukuoka City
Location of Higashi-ku in Fukuoka City
Higashi is located in Japan
Coordinates: 33°36′59″N 130°25′21″E / 33.61639°N 130.42250°E / 33.61639; 130.42250Coordinates: 33°36′59″N 130°25′21″E / 33.61639°N 130.42250°E / 33.61639; 130.42250
Country Japan
Region Kyushu
Prefecture Fukuoka
City Fukuoka
 • Total 68.36 km2 (26.39 sq mi)
Population (1 March 2012)
 • Total 296,576
 • Density 4,388.44/km2 (11,366.0/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Postal Number 812-8653
Address 2-54-1 Hakozaki, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka-ken
Telephone Number 092-631-2131
Website www.city.fukuoka.lg.jp/higashi/index.html (in Japanese)
Umi-no-nakamichi Seaside Park
A golden block seal of Han's Na regional king in Kinin Park, Shika Island

Higashi-ku (東区) is one of the seven wards of Fukuoka City in Japan. As of 1 March 2012, it has a population of 296,576, with 136,133 households and an area of 66.68 km2. Its name literally means "east ward".

Kashii is in this ward. It is south of neighbouring Shingū, Fukuoka. The Shikanoshima Island is connected to Umi no Nakamichi by a bridge.

The annual Fukuoka International Cross Country meeting takes place in this ward.

Places within Higashi-ku[edit]


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Primary and secondary schools[edit]

The ward has a North Korean school, Fukuoka Korean Elementary School (福岡朝鮮初級学校).[1]


There are approximately 400 public parks in Higashi-ku.[2] One of these is Maidashi Park (馬出緑地) in Maidashi district. Set in Fukuoka's greenbelt, the park was built on land formerly occupied by the Nishitetsu Miyajidake Line, which was sold to the city in 1980.[3]




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  1. ^ "ウリハッキョ一覧" (Archive). Chongryon. Retrieved on 14 October 2015.
  2. ^ 福岡市・東区の公園 [Parks of Higashi-ku, Fukuoka]. 公園へ行こう!楽しい福岡市の公園 (in Japanese). Retrieved 2 September 2011. 
  3. ^ D.Na (2007). 西鉄宮地岳線部分廃止特集 - 第3回 [Feature on closed section of Nishitetsu Miyajidake Line (Part 3)] (in Japanese). Q-shu DEMPA Dori. Retrieved 2 September 2011. 

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