Kiyota-ku, Sapporo

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Kiyota Ward
Location of Kiyota-ku in Sapporo
Location of Kiyota-ku in Sapporo
Country Japan
Prefecture Hokkaidō
City Sapporo
Established November 4, 1997
 • Total 59.87 km2 (23.12 sq mi)
Population (2014)
 • Total 115,351
 • Density 1,900/km2 (5,000/sq mi)
  Estimation as of December 31, 2014
Time zone UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
Postal 004-8613
Address 1-2-1 Hiraokaichijo, Kiyota-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido
Website Kiyota-ku Ward Office

Kiyota-ku, Sapporo (清田区、札幌) is one of the 10 wards in Sapporo, Hokkaidō, Japan. It is translated as "pure" or "clean" for "清", and "(rice) field" for "田". The ward was split from Toyohira-ku on November 4, 1997.


According to the jūminhyō (registry of residential addresses and figures) in 2008, 114,730 people are living in Kiyota-ku. The total area of the ward is 59.70 km², which is the 4th largest ward in Sapporo.[1]

The ward is neighboured to four wards in Sapporo (Toyohira-ku, Shiroishi-ku, Atsubetsu-ku, Minami-ku), and two cities (Kitahiroshima, Eniwa) .


The central part of Kiyota-ku was originally called as "Ashiribetsu", and in 1944, it was renamed as Kiyota, meaning "beautiful pure (clean) rice field". Rice fields and farms of the apples have widely spread in the area until early Shōwa period, but the area did not exist as one of the wards in Sapporo.[2]

In 1972, Sapporo was listed as one of the cities designated by government ordinance, and several wards were established including Toyohira-ku. On November 4, 1997, Kiyota-ku was split from Toyohira-ku, and the Kiyota-ku Residential Center with a hall for cultural purposes was built in following year.[2]




High schools[edit]


  • Hokkaido Sapporo Shinei High School
  • Hokkaido Sapporo Hiraoka High School
  • Hokkaido Sapporo Kiyota High School (city)



Kiyota-ku is the only ward of Sapporo in which there is no railway.


  1. ^ Kiyota-ku, General Overview
  2. ^ a b The history of Kiyota-ku
  3. ^ "Education" (Archive). City of Sapporo. Retrieved on October 12, 2015. "Hokkaido Korean Primary, Middle and High School Hiraoka 4-jo 2-chome 6-1, Kiyota-ku"

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Coordinates: 42°59′58″N 141°26′38″E / 42.99944°N 141.44389°E / 42.99944; 141.44389