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The Ghibli Museum, in Mitaka, Tokyo
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The Ghibli Museum, in Mitaka, Tokyo

Mitaka (三鷹市; -shi) is a city located in Tokyo, Japan. Download high resolution version (550x733, 71 KB)The Ghibli Museum, Mitaka, Tokyo. ... Download high resolution version (550x733, 71 KB)The Ghibli Museum, Mitaka, Tokyo. ... Ghibli Museum, Mitaka A life-size model of a robot from the animation Castle in the Sky on top of the Ghibli Museum Ghibli Museum is a commercial museum showing off the Japanese anime work of Studio Ghibli. ... Tokyo ) , literally eastern capital, is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan and includes the highly urbanized central area formerly known as the city of Tokyo which is the heart of the Greater Tokyo Area. ... This article is about the Japanese municipality system. ... Tokyo ) , literally eastern capital, is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan and includes the highly urbanized central 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 175,995 and a population density of 10,666.36 persons per km². The total area is 16.50 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. ...


Mitaka is home to the Ghibli Museum, which is located in Inokashira Park (a popular destination in its own right, especially during spring cherry blossom viewing season). Ghibli Museum, Mitaka A life-size model of a robot from the animation Castle in the Sky on top of the Ghibli Museum Ghibli Museum is a commercial museum showing off the Japanese anime work of Studio Ghibli. ... Washington, D.C. Tidal Basin showing cherry trees in flower Cherry tree blossoms A cherry is both a tree and its fleshy fruit, a type known as a drupe with a single hard pit enclosing the seed. ...


Mitaka is also the site of International Christian University, Japan's oldest and largest American-style university, founded in 1949. International Christian University (国際基督教大学: Kokusai Kirisutokyō Daigaku) is a non-denominational Christian university located in Mitaka, Tokyo, Japan. ...


Mitaka City was officially founded on November 3, 1950, though settlement on its site can be traced back as far as 1590. November 3 is the 307th day of the year (308th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 58 days remaining. ... 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ...


The Tamagawa Josui Canal, which runs alongside Mitaka station, has an important place in history, built in 1653 to feed the local metropolis. It is also the place where novelist Dazai Osamu committed suicide in 1948. The Canal du Midi in Toulouse, France. ... A metropolitan area is a large population center consisting of a large city and its adjacent zone of influence, or of several neighboring cities or towns and adjoining areas, with one or more large cities serving as its hub or hubs. ... Osamu Dazai (太宰 治 Dazai Osamu, June 19, 1909 in Aomori Prefecture - June 13, 1948) was a Japanese author. ... 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ...


The National Astronomical Observatory of Japan is located in Mitaka. National Astronomical Observatory of Japan is an astronomical observatory comprised of several facilities sponsored jointly by the United States and Japan located in both Hawaii and in the Japanese archipelago. ...


Geography

Mitaka is located on the Kanto Plain, just outside the 23 Central Wards of metropolitan Tokyo, which are on its eastern borders. It is bordered by the cities of Musashino to the north, Chofu to the south, and Koganei to the west. This article or section should be merged with Kanto region The Kanto plain is the relatively flat region of Japan where Tokyo is located. ... The 23 special wards (特別区 tokubetsuku) are self-governing, special municipalities in the central and most populous part of Tokyo, Japan. ... Musashino (武蔵野市; -shi) is a city located in Tokyo, Japan. ... Chōfu (調布市; -shi) is a city located in Tokyo, Japan. ... Koganei (小金井市; -shi) is a city located in Tokyo, Japan. ...


External links

  • Mitaka official website in English
  • Mitaka official website in Japanese



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Wards: Adachi | Arakawa | Bunkyō | Chiyoda | Chūō | Edogawa | Itabashi | Katsushika | Kita | Kōtō | Meguro | Minato | Nakano | Nerima | Ōta | Setagaya | Shibuya | Shinagawa | Shinjuku (capital) | Suginami | Sumida | Toshima | Taitō
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
Districts and Subprefectures: Nishitama District | Hachijō Subprefecture | Miyake Subprefecture | Ogasawara Subprefecture | Ōshima Subprefecture

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