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Machida (町田市 Machida-shi) is a city in the western part of the metropolitan area of Tokyo, Japan. The city was founded on February 1, 1958.
As of July 1, 2014, the city has an estimated population of 426,349 and a population density of 5,952.93 persons per km². The total area is 71.63 km². Machida is also the home of Obirin University and Tamagawa University.
One of the ponds of Yakushi-Ike Park in Machida
A road lined with cherry blossom trees in Machida
- ■ Odakyū Odawara Line
- ■ Tōkyū Den-en-toshi Line
- ■ Yokohama Line
- ■ Keiō Sagamihara Line
Machida operates its public elementary and junior high schools.
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Board of Education operates the following public high schools.
- Machida High School
- Machida Sogo High School
- Machida Technical High School
- Naruse High School
- Nozuta High School
- Ogawa High School
- Yamasaki High School
Machida also has the following private high schools.
- Nihon University 3rd High School
- Obirin High School
- Tamagawa University High School
List of mayors
- Tokichiro Aoyama (1958–1970)
- Katsumasa Oshita (1970–1990)
- Kazuo Terada (1990–2006)
- Joichi Ishizaka (2006–2010)
Notable residents and people from Machida
Sites to see
- Machida Squirrel Garden
- Tadao Park
- Grandberry Mall