Koganei, Tokyo

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Flag of Koganei
Location of Koganei in Tokyo
Location of Koganei in Tokyo
Koganei is located in Japan
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 35°42′N 139°30′E / 35.700°N 139.500°E / 35.700; 139.500Coordinates: 35°42′N 139°30′E / 35.700°N 139.500°E / 35.700; 139.500
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Tokyo
 • Mayor Takahiko Inaba
 • Total 11.33 km2 (4.37 sq mi)
Population (July 1, 2011)
 • Total 116,055
 • Density 10,243.16/km2 (26,529.7/sq mi)
 • Tree Zelkova serrata
 • Flower Cherry blossom
 • Bird kingfisher
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Postal code(s) 184-xxxx
Area code(s) 042
City Hall Address 6-6-3 Honmachi, Koganei-shi, Tokyo
Phone number 042-383-1111
Website www.city.koganei.lg.jp

Koganei (小金井市 Koganei-shi?) is a city in Tokyo, Japan. The city was founded on October 1, 1958.[citation needed]

As of July 1, 2011, the city has an officially registered population of 116,055, with 56,296 households and a population density of 10,243.16 persons per km². The total area is 11.33 km².


Geographically, the city lies approximately at the center of Tokyo, and is located about 20 kilometers west of Shinjuku, where Tokyo Metropolitan Government has its headquarters. It is flanked on the north and the south by two large parks. To the north is Koganei Park, which includes the Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum, a branch of the Edo-Tokyo Museum located in Ryōgoku, Tokyo. To the south is Nogawa Park and Tama Cemetery, two of the largest green areas in Tokyo.


Koganei is transected by the Chūō Main Line, and is served by the Higashi-Koganei and Musashi-Koganei stations. It takes approximately 30 minutes to reach Musashi Koganei Station from Tokyo Station by Chūō Line. The distance between Higashi Koganei Station and Musashi Koganei Station is just 2 km, which takes about 2 minutes to go by the JR Chūō Line[citation needed]. Additionally, Shin-Koganei Station on the Seibu Tamagawa Line serves the eastern portion of the city.


Gainax and Studio Ghibli have their corporate headquarters in Koganei.[1][2]



Hosei University, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology、 and Tokyo Gakugei University are located in Koganei. International Christian University, officially located in Mitaka, lies partially within Koganei.

Primary and secondary schools[edit]

Koganei operates its public elementary and junior high schools. Tokyo Metropolitan Government Board of Education operates the following public high schools.

  • Koganei North High School
  • Koganei Technical High School

Private high schools[edit]

Private junior high schools[edit]

  • Musashino Higashi Junior High School
  • Tokyo Denki University Junior High School

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "会社情報." Studio Ghibli. Retrieved on February 26, 2010.
  2. ^ "会社概要." Gainax. Retrieved on February 26, 2010.

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