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Koganei City Hall
Location of Koganei in Tokyo
|• Total||11.30 km2 (4.36 sq mi)|
|Population (February 2016)|
|• Density||10,750/km2 (27,800/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|• Tree||Zelkova serrata|
|• Bird||Common kingfisher|
|Address||6-6-3 Honmachi, Koganei-shi, Tokyo 184-8504|
Koganei (小金井市 Koganei-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 121,516 and a population density of 10,750 persons per km². Its total area was 11.30 square kilometres (4.36 sq mi).
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.
The area of present-day Koganei was part of ancient Musashi Province. In the post-Meiji Restoration cadastral reform of July 22, 1878, the area became part of Kitatama District in Kanagawa Prefecture. The village of Koganei was created on April 1, 1889 with the establishment of municipalities law. Kitatama District was transferred to the administrative control of Tokyo Metropolis on April 1, 1893. Koganei was elevated to town status in 1937, and to city status in 1958.
- Hosei University - Koganei campus
- Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology - Koganei campus
- Tokyo Gakugei University
- International Christian University (officially located in Mitaka, lies partially within Koganei).
Primary and secondary schools
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
- Chuo University High School
- International Christian University High School
- Tokyo Denki University High School
Middle and elementary Schools
- The Koganei Municipal Board of Education operates six public middle schools and none public elementary schools. There are is one private middle school and one private elementary school.
- JR East - Chūō Main Line
- Seibu Railway - Seibu Tamagawa Line
- Koganei is not served by any national highways or expressways
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- Official website (Japanese)