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Fuchū (府中市 -shi) is a city in Tokyo Metropolis, Japan. This article is about the Japanese municipality system. ... Tokyo ) (help· info), literally eastern capital, is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan and includes the highly urbanized downtown area formerly known as the city of Tokyo which is the heart of the Greater Tokyo Area. ...


As of 2003, the city has an estimated population of 236,491 and a population density of 8,060.36 persons per km2. The total area is 29.34 km2. 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ...


The government of Musashi Province was established in Fuchū by the Taika Reform, and the city prospered as the local center of politics, economy, and culture. It prospered as a post town on the Kōshū Highway in the Edo period, and the Kita Tama District public office was placed here after the start of the Meiji era. The article incorporates text from OpenHistory. ... ... The Edo period (Japanese: 江戸時代, Edo-jidai), also called Tokugawa period, is a division of Japanese history running from 1603 to 1867. ... History of Japan Paleolithic Jomon Yayoi Yamato period ---Kofun period ---Asuka period Nara period Heian period Kamakura period Muromachi period Azuchi-Momoyama period ---Nanban period Edo period Meiji period Taisho period Showa period ---Japanese expansionism ---Occupied Japan ---Post-Occupation Japan Heisei The Meiji period (Japanese: Meiji Jidai 明治時代 ) (1868–1912...


The city was founded on April 1, 1954. April 1 is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 274 days remaining. ... 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Geographical features

Image:Sengenyama,_Fuchu_0001.jpg
Mt. Sengen

The city is located 20 km west of central Tokyo. It spreads across the river terrace on the left bank of the Tama River, facing the Tama hills on the opposite shore. The Tama River flows through the southernmost end of the city from west to east. The Kokubunji cliff runs west to east along the north; the Fuchū cliff runs west to east through the center of the city. The former has a height of 10 to 15 m, and the latter, 10 to 20 m. Mt. Sengen-yama with an altitude of 79 m is in the northeast part, and the height from the foot is about 30 m. The region is mostly flat land. To the south of the Fuchū cliff is the Tama River lowlands while to the north of the Kokubunji cliff is the Musashino side of Musashino Plateau; the region between them is the Tachikawa side of the Musashino Plateau. The cliffs are called hake in the local dialect. On the south of the Fuchū cliff, Fuchū water is flowing. The Nogawa river, a tributary of the Tama River, grazes the northeast end of the city. Sengenyama, Fuchu, Tokyo, Japan File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Tama River, in a Landsat photo of the Tokyo area The Tama River (多摩川, たまがわ, tama-gawa) is a major river in and near Tokyo in Honshu, Japan. ...


History

  • With the Taika Reforms of 645, the government of Musashi Province was established in Fuchū.
  • 1602 The Fuchū post-town was established with the upgrading of the Kōshū-dochu road (Kōshū Highway).
  • 1868 Nirayama Prefecture was established, and the southwest part of the city region becomes part of it. The remainder was under the jurisdiction of the Musashi prefectural governor.
  • 1869 Shinagawa Prefecture was established, and except for the southwest part, the city becomes part of the prefecture.
  • 1871 Establishment of the prefectural system. Parts of the city were transferred to Kanagawa Prefecture by the next year step by step.
  • 1878 Tama District of Kanagawa Prefecture was divided into three districts: North Tama, South Tama, West Tama, and one district in Tokyo Prefecture: East Tama. The city region became part of North Tama District, whose district offices were established in the city.
  • 1880 Four towns and one village of the central area of the city region merged into Fuchū-eki.
  • 1889 Eight villages of the eastern area of city region merged into Tama Village, and three villages of the western area merged into Nishifu Village. Fuchū-eki reorganized as a town, without changing its name.
  • 1893 Three Tama districts were admitted to Tokyo Prefecture. Fuchū-eki changed its name to Fuchū Town.
  • 1910 The Tokyo Gravel Railroad (later JNR Shimogawara Line) is opened for traffic.
  • 1913 Telephone service commenced.
  • 1916 Keiō Electric Tram (part of present Keiō Line) opened for traffic.
  • 1922 Tama Railroad (present Seibu Tamagawa Line) is opened for traffic.
  • 1925 Gyokunan Electric Railroad (part of the present Keio Line) opened for traffic.
  • 1929 Nanbu Railroad (present JR Nambu Line) opened for traffic.
  • 1943 Tokyo Prefecture merged with Tokyo City, forming Tokyo-to.
  • 1954 April 1 Fuchū Town, Tama Village, Nishifu Village merged into Fuchū City, with the structure of a city.
  • 1956 New Kōshū Highway is opened for traffic between Higashi Fuchū and Honshuku.
  • 1961 New Kōshū Highway is opened for traffic between Higashi Fuchū and Chofu.
  • 1968 The 300-million-yen Incident occurred in Harumicho. This was the biggest robbery in the history of the nation.
  • 1973 The JNR (that time) Musashino Line opened for traffic. Shimogawara Line closed.

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Transportation

Access to the city

Using the Keio Line from Shinjuku Station (新宿駅), it is 25 minutes to Fuchu Station (main station). Coming by Keio Line from Shinjuku, the station before Fuchu is Higashi-Fuchu (東府中) when using the local trains; on the express or semi-express trains, the station before Fuchu is Chofu (調布). The Keio Line (京王線) is the main line of the Keio Electric Railway. ... South side of Shinjuku Station Ōedo Line Ōedo Line Ticket gates on the Ōedo Line A northbound Saikyo Line train bound for Kawagoe takes on passengers at Shinjuku Station. ... Chōfu (調布市; -shi) is a city located in Tokyo, Japan. ...


Railroads and their stations

  • Keiō Line
    • Musashinodai Station
    • Tama-reien Station
    • Higashi-fuchū Station
    • Fuchū Station
    • Bubaigawara Station
    • Nakagawara Station
  • Keiō Keibajō Line
    • Higashifuchu Station
    • Fuchūkeibaseimonmae Station
  • Nanbu Line
    • Fuchūhommachi Station
    • Bubaigawara Station
  • Musashino Line
    • Fuchuhommachi Station
    • Kita-fuchū Station
  • Seibu Tamagawa Line
    • Tama Station
    • Shiraitodai Station
    • Kyōteijōmae Station
    • Koremasa Station

The Keio Line (京王線) is the main line of the Keio Electric Railway. ... Categories: Stub | Railway lines of Japan ... The Musashino Line (武蔵野線) is a railway line of the East Japan Railway Company (JR East). ... The Tamagawa Line, or Seibu Tamagawa Line (西武多摩川), part of the Seibu Railway system, is an 8. ...

Bus routes

Image:Chu-bus0002.jpg
"Chu-bus", the city-operated bus line. Daytime hours only.

Most bus routes in the city start at Fuchū Station. You can get other routes at Tama-reien Station, Higashi-fuchū Station, Bubaigawara Station, Nakagawara Station, Tama Station, Koremasa Station, or Seisekisakuragaoka Station. File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ...


Roads

Chūō Expressway and the Japanese national Route 20 are parallel to Keiō Line, and run east to west. They connect Fuchū and central Tokyo. The Chūō Expressway affords many fine views of Mount Fuji. ...


Toll roads

  • Chūō Expressway
    • Inagi Interchange (3.1; Limited interchange)
    • Kunitachi Fuchū Interchange (4)
      Chōfu Interchange (3) is not located in Fuchū city area, but is convenient for the eastern half of city.
  • Inagi Ohashi Toll Road

National highway

  • Route 20 - Kōshū Highway

Prefectural roads

  • Tokyo Prefectural Route 9 Kawasaki Fuchu line Fuchū highway (it is also called the Kawasaki highway), Koremasa Bridge
  • Tokyo Prefectural Route 14 Shinjuku Kunitachi line Tohachi Road
  • Tokyo Prefectural Route 15 Fuchu; Kiyose line Koganei Highway
  • Tokyo Prefectural Route 17 Tokorozawa Fuchu line Fuchū Highway
  • Tokyo Prefectural Route 18 Fuchu Machida line Kamakura Highway, Sekido Bridge
  • Tokyo Prefectural Route 20 Fuchu Sagamihara Line Fuchū Yotsuya Bridge (Yaen Highway)
  • Tokyo Prefectural Route 110 Fuchu Mitaka line Hitomi Highway, Shin-Koganei Highway
  • Tokyo Prefectural Route 133 Ogawa Fuchu line Kokubunji Highway
  • Tokyo Prefectural Route 229 Fuchu Chofu line Old Kōshū Highway
  • Tokyo Prefectural Route 245 Tachikawa Kokubunji Line Takikubo Dori
  • Tokyo Prefectural Route 247 Fuchu Koganei line (the section in Fuchū is un-opened for traffic)
  • Tokyo Prefectural Route 248 Fuchu Kodaira line Shin-Koganei Highway

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In the above figure, [20] is a national highway, ( )'s are prefectural roads, IC's are interchanges in Chuo Expressway. Image File history File links RoutesFuchuTokyo001. ...


Industry

Today, the local economy is primarily service-oriented, with retail centers and department stores near the train stations, as well as the Tokyo Racecourse and the Tama-gawa speedboat race facility. Roughly 84,000 work in this part of the economy, as of 2000, Tokyo Racecourse is located in Kanto Prefecture, Japan. ...


Manufacturing accounts for 26,000 workers, with large-scale factories such as the Fuchū facility of the NEC Corporation, Toshiba's Fuchū factory, and Suntory's Musashino brewery. NEC Corporation (Jp. ... Toshiba Corporation (東芝, Tōshiba) (TYO: 6502) is a Japanese high technology electrical and electronics manufacturing firm, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. ... Suntory (サントリー) is a Japanese brewing and distilling company. ...


Until after World War II, agriculture was the primary industry, growing rice through paddy field tillage and raising silkworms through sericulture. However, as of 2000, the number of the agriculture workers was only 865, and as of 2002, only 6.9 % of land was under tillage percentage, 25.7 % of that being paddy fields. Farmhouses account for only 0.4 % of buildings.


Fuchu is also home to Fuchu Prison, one of Japan's largest prisons, and to a major base of the Air Self-Defense Force. Japans honor guard often marches to greet the arrival of foreign dignitaries. ...


Education

  • Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
  • Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology

Adjoining cities

Tokyo (東京; Tōkyō, lit. ... Kokubunji (国分寺市; -shi) is a city in Tokyo, Japan. ... Koganei (小金井市; -shi) is a city located in Tokyo, Japan. ... Chōfu (調布市; -shi) is a city located in Tokyo, Japan. ... Inagi (稲城市; -shi) is a city located in Tokyo, Japan. ... Tama (多摩市; -shi) is a city located in Tokyo, Japan. ... Categories: Cities in Tokyo Prefecture | Japan geography stubs ... Categories: Cities in Tokyo | Japan geography stubs ...

See also

Sports

Suntory Sungoliath is owned by Suntory and is one of the Japanese rugby union teams in the Top League. ... Toshiba Brave Lupus (Lupus = wolf in Latin) is a Japanese rugby team in the Top League. ...

External links

  • Fuchu official website in Japanese
  • Toho Cinema Fuchu



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Cities: Akiruno | Akishima | Chōfu | Fuchū | Fussa | Hachiōji | Hamura | Higashikurume | Higashimurayama | Higashiyamato | Hino | Inagi | Kiyose | Kodaira | Koganei | Kokubunji | Komae | Kunitachi | Machida | Mitaka | Musashimurayama | Musashino | Nishi-Tōkyō | Ōme | Tachikawa | Tama
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It spreads across the river terrace on the left bank of the Tama River, facing the Tama hills on the opposite shore.
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Fuchu is also home to Fuchu Prison, one of Japan's largest prisons, and to a major base of the Air Self-Defense Force.
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Fuchu is the name of several places in Japan:
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