Nakano, Tokyo

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中野区 · Nakano Ceety
Skyline aroond Nakano station
Skyline aroond Nakano station
Official seal of Nakano
Location of Nakano in Tokyo
Location of Nakano in Tokyo
Coordinates: 35°42′26.63″N 139°39′49.81″E / 35.7073972°N 139.6638361°E / 35.7073972; 139.6638361Coordinates: 35°42′26.63″N 139°39′49.81″E / 35.7073972°N 139.6638361°E / 35.7073972; 139.6638361
 • MayorDaisuke Tanaka (syne Juin 2002)
 • Total15.59 km2 (6.02 sq mi)
 (1 Aprile 2011)
 • Total311,690
 • Density20,000/km2 (52,000/sq mi)
 • TreeCastanopsis
 • FlouerAzalea
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Staundart Time)
City Hall AddressNakano 4-8-1, Nakano, Tokyo

Nakano (中野区, Nakano-ku) is ane o the 23 special wairds o Tokyo, Japan.

As o 1 Aprile 2011, the waird haes an estimatit population o 311,690 wi a hoosehauld number o 176,936 an a density o 19,992.94 persons per km². The total aurie is 15.59 km².

Geography[eedit | eedit soorce]

Five special wairds surroond Nakano: Shinjuku, Suginami, Nerima, Shibuya, an Toshima. It lees juist wast o the bustlin Shinjuku aurie.

Rivers include the Kanda, Myosho-ji an Zenpuku-ji Rivers, an the Aratama Watterwa.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

The waird wis foondit on 1 October 1932 when the touns o Nogata an Nakano wur absorbit intae the umwhile Tokyo Ceety as Nakano Waird. The present admeenistration dates frae 15 Mairch 1947 when the Alleed occupation reformit the admeenistration o Tokyo-to.

  • 1447: Ōta Dōkan defeatit Toshima Yasutsune in a battle here.
  • 1606: The Naruki Kaidō, predecessor o the day's Ōme Kaidō (a road tae Ōme) wis established.
  • 1695: In connection wi the Shorui Awaremi no Rei (a law for the protection o ainimals), a facility for keepin wild dogs opened.
  • 1871: The twal veelages that comprise present-day Nakano became pairt o Tokyo Prefectur.
  • 1889: The Kofu Railway opens. The forerunner o the day's Chūō Main Line includit a station at Nakano en route frae Shinjuku tae Hachioji.
  • 1897: Nakano becomes a veelage.
  • 1932: Tokyo Ceety expands tae encompass the destrict that includit Nakano.
  • 1943: Wi the abolition o Tokyo Ceety, Nakano becomes pairt o Tokyo-to.
  • 1947: Nakano becomes ane o the special wairds unner the new seestem.
  • 1961: The Tokyo subway seestem extends tae Nakano.
  • 1973: Construction o Nakano Sun Plaza near Nakano Station reaches completion.

Places[eedit | eedit soorce]

Education[eedit | eedit soorce]

Public schuils[eedit | eedit soorce]

Public elementary an middle schuils are operatit bi the Nakano Ceety Buird o Education. Public heich schuils are operatit bi the Tokyo Metropolitan Govrenment Buird o Education.

Colleges an universities[eedit | eedit soorce]

Transportation[eedit | eedit soorce]

Rail[eedit | eedit soorce]

Nakano Ward is servit bi the JR East Chūō an Sobu lines, the Seibu Shinjuku Line, the Tokyo Metro Tozai an Marunouchi subway lines, an the Toei Oedo subway line.

  • JR Chūō Main Line: Higashi Nakano, Nakano Stations
  • Seibu Shinjuku Line: Arai Yakushi-mae, Numabukuro, Nogata, Toritsu Kasei, Saginomiya Stations
  • Tokyo Metro
    • Marunouchi Line
      • Shin Nakano, Nakano Sakaue Stations
      • Honancho Branch Line: Nakano Fujimicho, Nakano Shimbashi, Nakano Sakaue Stations
    • Tozai Line: Nakano, Ochiai (although the station is in Shinjuku, some entrances are in Nakano) Stations
  • Toei Oedo Line: Nakano Sakaue, Higashi Nakano, Shin-ekoda Stations

Heich-gate[eedit | eedit soorce]

Naitional Routes 4, 5, 8, 14 an 25, amang ithers, serve Nakano.

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]