Kōhoku-ku, Yokohama

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Kōhoku Ward
Yokohama International Football Stadium
Yokohama International Football Stadium
Official seal of Kōhoku
Logo of Kōhoku-ku
Location of Kōhoku in Kanagawa
Location of Kōhoku in Kanagawa
Kōhoku is located in Japan
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 35°31′35″N 139°37′20″E / 35.52639°N 139.62222°E / 35.52639; 139.62222Coordinates: 35°31′35″N 139°37′20″E / 35.52639°N 139.62222°E / 35.52639; 139.62222
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Kanagawa
 • Total 31.40 km2 (12.12 sq mi)
Population (March 1, 2012)
 • Total 332,488
 • Density 10,588.79/km2 (27,424.8/sq mi)
 • Tree Flowering Dogwood
 • Flower Prunus mume
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City hall address 26-1 Mamedo-chō, Kōhoku-ku, Yokohama
Website www.city.yokohama.jp/me/kohoku/en

Kōhoku-ku (港北区) is one of the 18 wards of the city of Yokohama in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. As of March 1, 2012, the ward had an estimated population of 332,488, with 156,198 households and a population density of 10,588.79 persons per km². The total area was 31.40 km². Kōhoku Ward has the largest population of Yokohama's 18 wards, and ranks second to Naka Ward in the total number of workplaces (1996 Workplace and Corporate Statistics Survey).

Kōhoku Ward Office


Kōhoku Ward is located in eastern Kanagawa Prefecture, and on the northeastern borders of the city of Yokohama.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]


The area around present-day Kōhoku Ward was formerly part of Tsuzuki District in Musashi Province. During the Edo period, it was a rural region classified as tenryō territory controlled directly by the Tokugawa shogunate, but administered through various hatamoto. After the Meiji Restoration, the area became part of the new Kanagawa Prefecture in 1868. In the cadastral reform of April 1, 1889, the area was divided into numerous villages. In April 1939, it was annexed by the neighboring city of Yokohama.


Kōhoku Ward is largely a regional commercial center and bedroom community for central Yokohama, Kawasaki and Tokyo.

Companies headquartered in the ward include:

Local attractions[edit]




Yokohama Arena
Shin Yokohama Station


Airport access[edit]

An airport limousine bus service operates between Shin-Yokohama Prince Hotel and Shin-Yokohama Station and Narita Airport.[3]

Notable people from Kōhoku Ward[edit]


  • Kato, Yuzo. Yokohama Past and Present. Yokohama City University (1990).
  1. ^ "Company Overview." ANEST IWATA. Retrieved on April 19, 2015.
  2. ^ "Corporate Profile." Elna Co.. Retrieved on April 19, 2015.
  3. ^ Airport Limousine: Shin-Yokohama Area ↔ Narita Airport (in English)

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