Higashikurume, Tokyo

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Higashikurume City Hall
Higashikurume City Hall
Flag of Higashikurume
Official seal of Higashikurume
Location of Higashikurume in Tokyo Metropolis
Location of Higashikurume in Tokyo Metropolis
Higashikurume is located in Japan
Coordinates: 35°45′28.8″N 139°31′47.5″E / 35.758000°N 139.529861°E / 35.758000; 139.529861Coordinates: 35°45′28.8″N 139°31′47.5″E / 35.758000°N 139.529861°E / 35.758000; 139.529861
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Tokyo Metropolis
 • Mayor Kazuhiko Baba
 • Total 12.88 km2 (4.97 sq mi)
Population (February 2016)
 • Total 116,869
 • Density 9,070/km2 (23,500/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City symbols  
• Tree Ginkgo
• Flower Azalea
• Bird Azure-winged magpie
Phone number 042-470-7777
Address 3-3-1 Hon-cho, Higashikurume-shi, Tokyo 203-8555
Website www.city.higashikurume.lg.jp
Mt Fuji from downtown Higashikurume

Higashikurume (東久留米市, Higashi-Kurume-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 116,896 and a population density of 9070 persons per km². Its total area was 12.88 square kilometres (4.97 sq mi).


Higashikurume is in the north-center of Tokyo Metropolis, on the Musashino Terrace, approximately 25 kilometers from downtown Tokyo.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]


The area of present-day Higashikurume was part of ancient Musashi Province. In the post-Meiji Restoration cadastral reform of April 1, 1889, Kurume Village were established within Kitatama District of Kanagawa Prefecture. The entire district was transferred to the control of Tokyo Prefecture on April 1, 1893. The area began development after connection to central Tokyo was established by the Musashino Railway from 1915. In 1956, the village of Kurume attained town status. In the 1960s and 1970s, the population rapidly expanded with the construction of large public housing estates. The city was founded on October 1, 1970.


Higashikurume is primary a regional commercial center, and a bedroom community for central Tokyo. Factories of the Daiwa Seiko Corporation, Coca-Cola, Yamazaki Baking Company Limited are also located in the city.


Higashikurume has 13 public and one private elementary schools, seven public and two private middle school. The city also has two public and one private high school. Higashikurume is the site for Tokyo Gakugei University's International Student Dormitory, as well as the private Christian Academy in Japan.



Notable people from Higashikurume[edit]

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