Nishi-ku, Nagoya

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Nishi Ward
Location of Nishi ward in Nagoya city
Location of Nishi ward in Nagoya city
Nishi is located in Japan
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 35°11′8″N 136°53′9″E / 35.18556°N 136.88583°E / 35.18556; 136.88583Coordinates: 35°11′8″N 136°53′9″E / 35.18556°N 136.88583°E / 35.18556; 136.88583
Country Japan
Region Chūbu region
Tōkai region
Prefecture Aichi
 • Total 17.89 km2 (6.91 sq mi)
Population (September 2011[1])
 • Total 145,040
 • Density 8,079/km2 (20,920/sq mi)
 • Tree Willow[2]
 • Flower Primrose[2]
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City hall address 愛知県名古屋市西区花の木二丁目18番1号
Website (Japanese)

Nishi-ku (Japanese: 西区?, Hepburn: nishi-ku, lit. "western ward") is one of the 16 wards in the city of Nagoya in Aichi Prefecture, Japan.


The ward is located in the northwestern part of the city. The Shōnai River runs through the ward, as do the Hori River and Shin River.[2]


The ward was established in 1908.[2]

Nishi-Ward is the birthplace of pachinko.[citation needed]


The food companies Marukawa,[3] Kasugai, and Meito Sangyo are located in this ward.[citation needed]


The small historical street Shike-michi runs parallel to the Hori Canal. It was used by merchants during the Edo period and is now a historical property.

A museum of the ceramic maker Noritake and the company's headquarters are located in Nishi Ward, and nearby is also the Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology.

A popular park are the Shōnai Greens.

The Nagoya Lucent Tower, one of the tallest buildings in Japan, is located in the ward.

Notable persons[edit]


  1. ^ 平成23年9月1日現在の世帯数と人口(全市・区別) (in Japanese). Nagoya City. 20 September 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d 西区の紹介 (in Japanese). Nagoya City. 21 July 2010. Retrieved 7 January 2011. 
  3. ^ "Company Profile." Marukawa. Retrieved on June 15, 2014. "No.9-9, Shinmichi 1-Chome, Nishi-Ku, Nagoya 451-8571" - Japanese address: "本社 愛知県名古屋市西区新道一丁目9番9号"

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