Higashiyamato City Hall
Location of Higashiyamato in Tokyo Metropolis
|• Total||13.42 km2 (5.18 sq mi)|
|Population (February 2016)|
|• Density||6,350/km2 (16,400/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Tree||Zelkova serrata|
|Address||Chuo 3 chome, Higashiyamato-shi, Tokyo-to 207-8585|
Higashiyamato (東大和市 Higashiyamato-shi?) is a city located in the western portion of Tokyo Metropolis, in the central Kantō region of Japan. As of 1 February 2016[update], the city had an estimated population of 85,229 and a population density of 6350 persons per km². Its total area was 13.42 square kilometres (5.18 sq mi).
- Tokyo Metropolis
- Saitama Prefecture
The area of present-day Higashiyamato was part of ancient Musashi Province. The in post-Meiji Restoration cadastral reform of April 1, 1889, Takagi Village was established within Kitatama District of Kanagawa Prefecture. The entire district was transferred to the control of Tokyo Prefecture on April 1, 1893. Takagi Village merges with five neighboring villages to form Yamato Village on November 1, 1919. It was elevated to town status on May 3, 1954 and renamed as Higashiyamato on its promotion to a city, on October 1, 1970.
Higashiyamato is primary a regional commercial center, and a bedroom community for central Tokyo.
Higashiyamato has ten public elementary schools and five public middle schools, operated by the city. The city's two public high schools are operated by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Board of Education.
- Seibu Railway – Seibu Haijima Line
- Tama Toshi Monorail Line
- Higashiyamato is not served by any national highway.
Sister city relations
- – Yamato, Fukushima, Japan
Noted people from Higashiyamato
- Yūya Yagira – actor
- Hisashi Iwakuma – professional baseball player
- Akihiro Hayashi – professional soccer player
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- Higashiyamato City official website (Japanese)