Kiyose, Tokyo

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upper: Kiyoe Suitengu Shrine, site of Takino CastleMiddle:Yanase RiverLower: Kiyose Station, Owada Transmitter
upper: Kiyoe Suitengu Shrine, site of Takino Castle
Middle:Yanase River
Lower: Kiyose Station, Owada Transmitter
Flag of Kiyose
Official seal of Kiyose
Location of Kiyose in Tokyo Metropolis
Location of Kiyose in Tokyo Metropolis
Kiyose is located in Japan
Location of Kiyose in Tokyo Metropolis
Coordinates: 35°47′8.6″N 139°31′35.3″E / 35.785722°N 139.526472°E / 35.785722; 139.526472Coordinates: 35°47′8.6″N 139°31′35.3″E / 35.785722°N 139.526472°E / 35.785722; 139.526472
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Tokyo Metropolis
 • Total 10.23 km2 (3.95 sq mi)
Population (February 2016)
 • Total 74,495
 • Density 7,280/km2 (18,900/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Zelkova serrata
- Flower Camellia sasanqua
- Bird Azure-winged magpie
Phone number 042-492-5111
Address 5-842 Nakasato, Kiyose-shi, Tokyo-to 204-8511
Kiyose City Hall

Kiyose (清瀬市, Kiyose-shi) is a city located in Tokyo Metropolis, Japan. As of 1 February 2016, the city had an estimated population of 74,495, and a population density of 7280 persons per km². Its total area is 10.23 square kilometres (3.95 sq mi).


Kiyose City is roughly in the shape of a wedge bordered by Saitama Prefecture to the north, east and south.The city has a lot of green tracts, with around 46% of its area remaining rural.

Kiyose is located on a tableland about 15 km from the northeastern edge of Musashino Plateau. The area measures 6.5 km northeast to southwest and 2 km northwest to southeast, with the west side slightly higher than the east. Average altitude above sea level ranges from 65m at Takeoka in the west to 20m at Shitajuku in the northeastern side. The city area is mostly diluvial soil except for a small area of alluvial soil by Yanase River, which runs on the edge of the region. Loamy and conglomerate layers are piled up around a housing estate near the river.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]


Archaeologists have found evidence of human settlement in the Kiyose area dating from over 20 thousand years ago, during the last glacial maximum. During the Muromachi period, the area came under the control of Oishi Nobushige from Saku, Shinano (now Nagano Prefecture). The Oishi clan constructed a castle named Takinojo but it was lost during battles with Toyotomi Hideyoshi.

The modern village of Kiyose was created within Kitatama District, Kanagawa by the merger of the hamlets of Kamikiyoto, Nakakiyoto, Shimokiyoto, Kiyotoshitajuku, Noshio and Nakazato with the establishment of the municipalities system on April 1, 1889. In 1893, Kitatama was transferred from Kanagawa to Tokyo. In 1954, Kiyose was elevated to town status. On October 1, 1970 Kiyose was elevated to city status.

Kiyose was noted for many sanatoria for tuberculosis patients. Whilst the incidence of the disease has greatly decreased, the city still has the second most hospital beds after Chiyoda Ward.


Kiyose is largely a bedroom community, with over a third of its workforce commuting to central Tokyo every day. However, approximately 40% of the city’s land area remains classified as agricultural, with spinach and carrots as the main crops.





Kiyose is not served by any national highways

Local attractions[edit]

  • Kiyose Suitengu Shrine

Noted people from Kiyose[edit]


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