Koganei, Tokyo

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Koganei
小金井市
City
Koganei City Hall
Koganei City Hall
Flag of Koganei
Flag
Official seal of Koganei
Seal
Location of Koganei in Tokyo
Location of Koganei in Tokyo
Koganei is located in Japan
Koganei
Koganei
 
Coordinates: 35°41′58.1″N 139°30′10.7″E / 35.699472°N 139.502972°E / 35.699472; 139.502972Coordinates: 35°41′58.1″N 139°30′10.7″E / 35.699472°N 139.502972°E / 35.699472; 139.502972
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Tokyo
Area
 • Total 11.30 km2 (4.36 sq mi)
Population (February 2016)
 • Total 121,516
 • Density 10,750/km2 (27,800/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols  
• Tree Zelkova serrata
• Flower Sakura
• Bird Common kingfisher
Phone number 042-383-1111
Address 6-6-3 Honmachi, Koganei-shi, Tokyo 184-8504
Website www.city.koganei.lg.jp

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, 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).

Geography[edit]

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.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

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.

Economy[edit]

Koganei is largely a bedroom community for central Tokyo. Gainax and Studio Ghibli have their corporate headquarters in Koganei.[1][2]

Education[edit]

Universities[edit]

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]

Middle and elementary Schools[edit]

  • The Koganei Municipal Board of Education operates six public middle schools and no public elementary schools. There is one private middle school and one private elementary school.

Transport[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

  • Koganei is not served by any national highways or expressways

References[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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