Machida, Tokyo

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Flag of Machida
Location of Machida in Tokyo
Location of Machida in Tokyo
Machida is located in Japan
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 35°32′55.21″N 139°26′47.9″E / 35.5486694°N 139.446639°E / 35.5486694; 139.446639Coordinates: 35°32′55.21″N 139°26′47.9″E / 35.5486694°N 139.446639°E / 35.5486694; 139.446639
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Tokyo
 • Mayor Joichi Ishizaka
 • Total 71.62 km2 (27.65 sq mi)
Population (July 1, 2014)
 • Total 426,349
 • Density 5,952.93/km2 (15,418.0/sq mi)
 • Tree Japanese Zelkova
 • Flower Scarlet Sage
 • Bird Common Kingfisher
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City Hall Address 1-20-23 Nakamachi, Machida-shi, Tokyo

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.[citation needed] 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

Railway stations[edit]

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

International schools:


List of mayors[edit]

  1. Tokichiro Aoyama (1958–1970)
  2. Katsumasa Oshita (1970–1990)
  3. Kazuo Terada (1990–2006)
  4. Joichi Ishizaka (2006–2010)

Notable residents and people[edit]

Sites to see[edit]

  • Buaisō museum, former residence of the Shirasu family
  • Machida Squirrel Garden
  • Tadao Park
  • Grandberry Mall

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "ウリハッキョ一覧" (Archive). Chongryon. Retrieved on October 14, 2015.

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