Higashimurayama, Tokyo

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Flag of Higashimurayama
Location of Higashimurayama in Tokyo Metropolis
Location of Higashimurayama in Tokyo Metropolis
Higashimurayama is located in Japan
Coordinates: 35°45′N 139°28′E / 35.750°N 139.467°E / 35.750; 139.467Coordinates: 35°45′N 139°28′E / 35.750°N 139.467°E / 35.750; 139.467
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Tokyo Metropolis
 • Total 17.17 km2 (6.63 sq mi)
Population (June 1, 2010)
 • Total 151,279
 • Density 8,810/km2 (22,800/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
• Tree Zelkova serrata
• Flower Azalea
• Bird White wagtail
Phone number 042-393-5111
Address 1-2-3 Honcho, Higashimurayama-shi, Tokyo-to 189-8501
Website Higashimurayama city official HP

Higashimurayama (東村山市 Higashimurayama-shi?) is a city located in the western end of Tokyo Metropolis, Japan.

In 2010, the city had an estimated population of 151,279 and a population density of 8,810 persons per km2. The total area is 17.17 km2.


Higashimurayama is approximately in the north-center of Tokyo Metropolis, on the Musashino Terrace.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]


The area of present-day Higashimurayama has been inhabited since Japanese Paleolithic times, and numerous remains from the Jōmon, Yayoi and Kofun periods have been discovered. During the Nara period, it became part of ancient Musashi Province. During the Kamakura period, it was the location of the Battle of Kumegawa in 1333.

In the post-Meiji Restoration cadastral reform of April 1, 1889, several villages merged to form Higashimurayama Village in Nishitama District, at that time part of Kanagawa Prefecture. The entire district was transferred to the control of Tokyo Prefecture on April 1, 1893. On April 1, 1942, Higashimurayama Village became the town of Higashimurayama. On April 1, 1964, Higashimurayama was elevated to city status.


Higashimurayama was formerly an agricultural area, and was noted for its production of sweet potatoes. It is now primary a regional commercial center, and a bedroom community for central Tokyo.




Tokyo Metropolitan Government Board of Education operates public high schools.

  • Higashimurayama High School [1]
  • Higashimurayama West High School [2]

Local places of note[edit]

Sister cities[edit]

Higashimurayama is twinned with the following cities:[1]

City Region Country Year
Kashiwazaki  Niigata  Japan 1996
Independence  Missouri  United States 1978
Suzhou China Jiangsu  China 2005

Noted people from Higashimurayama[edit]


  1. ^ "Sister Cities". Retrieved 5 May 2014. 

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