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Encyclopedia > Nakano, Tokyo
Nakano
中野区
Location of Nakano
Nakano's location in Tokyo, Japan.
Location
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Tokyo
Physical characteristics
Area 15.59 km² (6 sq mi)
Population (as of 2005)
     Total 297,998
     Density 19,110/km² (49,494.7/sq mi)
Location 35°42′42″N 139°40′08″E / 35.71167, 139.66889Coordinates: 35°42′42″N 139°40′08″E / 35.71167, 139.66889
Symbols
Symbol of Nakano
Flag
Nakano Government Office
Official website: Nakano

Nakano (中野区 Nakano-ku?) is one of the 23 special wards of Tokyo, Japan. In English, it calls itself Nakano City. For other uses, see Tokyo (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Country (disambiguation). ... Map of the regions of Japan. ... Kantō region, Japan. ... The prefectures of Japan are the countrys 47 sub-national jurisdictions: one metropolis (都 to), Tokyo; one circuit (道 dō), Hokkaidō; two urban prefectures (府 fu), Osaka and Kyoto; and 43 other prefectures (県 ken). ... For other uses, see Tokyo (disambiguation). ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... For other uses, see Tokyo (disambiguation). ... Nagano Prefecture (長野県; Nagano-ken) is located on Honshu island, Japan. ... Nakano (中野市; -shi) is a city located in Nagano, Japan. ... The 23 special wards (特別区 tokubetsuku) are self-governing, special municipalities in the central and most populous part of Tokyo, Japan. ... For other uses, see Tokyo (disambiguation). ...


As of 2005, the ward has an estimated population of 297,998 and a density of 19,110 persons per km². The total area is 15.59 km². Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ...

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Geography

Sunset over Nakano, with Nakano Broadway in the distance.
Sunset over Nakano, with Nakano Broadway in the distance.

Five special wards surround Nakano: Shinjuku, Suginami, Nerima, Shibuya, and Toshima. It lies just west of the bustling Shinjuku area. Shinjuku ) is one of the 23 special wards of Tokyo, Japan. ... Suginami (杉並区; -ku) is a special ward located in Tokyo, Japan. ... Location of Nerima-ku in Tokyo. ... Shibuya ) is one of the 23 special wards of Tokyo, Japan. ... Categories: Wards of Tokyo | Japan geography stubs ... Categories: Wards of Tokyo | Japan geography stubs ...


Rivers include the Kanda, Myosho-ji and Zenpuku-ji Rivers, and the Aratama Waterway. The Kanda River in Nakano ward. ...


History

The ward was founded on October 1, 1932 when the towns of Nogata and Nakano were absorbed into the former Tokyo City as Nakano Ward. The present administration dates from March 15, 1947 when the Allied occupation reformed the administration of Tokyo-to. is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1932 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Tokyo City (東京市 Tōkyō-shi) was a Japanese municipality located in the center of the Tokyo urban area. ... is the 74th day of the year (75th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

  • 1447: Ōta Dōkan defeated Toshima Yasutsune in a battle here.
  • 1606: The Naruki Kaidō, predecessor of today's Ōme Kaidō (a road to Ōme) was established.
  • 1695: In connection with the Shorui Awaremi no Rei (a law for the protection of animals), a facility for keeping wild dogs opened.
  • 1871: The twelve villages that comprise present-day Nakano became part of Tokyo Prefecture.
  • 1889: The Kofu Railway opens. The forerunner of today's Chūō Main Line included a station at Nakano en route from Shinjuku to Hachioji.
  • 1897: Nakano becomes a village.
  • 1932: Tokyo City expands to encompass the district that included Nakano.
  • 1943: With the abolition of Tokyo City, Nakano becomes part of Tokyo-to.
  • 1947: Nakano becomes one of the special wards under the new system.
  • 1961: The Tokyo subway system extends to Nakano.
  • 1973: Construction of Nakano Sun Plaza near Nakano Station reaches completion.

ÅŒta Dōkan (太田道灌) (1432-1486) was born as ÅŒta Sukenaga (太田資長) into a daimyo family descending from Minamoto no Yorimasa. ... ÅŒme (青梅市; ÅŒme-shi) is a city located in Tokyo, Japan off of the JR East Ome Line. ... Kofu (甲府市; Kōfu-shi) is the capital city of Yamanashi, Japan. ... Commuter train on Chuo Line at Tokyo Station Chuo Main Line The Chūō Main Line ), commonly called the Chūō Line, is one of the trunk lines of JR, the intercity rail group in Japan. ... Nakano Station (中野駅) is located on the JR Chuo Main Line in the Nakano ward of Tokyo, just west of Shinjuku. ... South side of Shinjuku Station at night East exit of Shinjuku Station Shinjuku Station ) is a train station located in Shinjuku and Shibuya wards in Tokyo, Japan. ... Hachioji Station (八王子駅; -eki) is an important railway station in the city of Hachioji, Tokyo, Japan. ... Tokyo City (東京市 Tōkyō-shi) was a Japanese municipality located in the center of the Tokyo urban area. ... Nakano Station (中野駅) is located on the JR Chuo Main Line in the Nakano ward of Tokyo, just west of Shinjuku. ...

Places

Bhaisajyaguru (藥師佛/薬師 Ch. ... Shingon (眞言, 真言 true words, also kongōjō 金剛乘, 金剛乗 pinyin jīngāngchéng diamond vehicle), is a major school of Japanese Buddhism, and is the other branch of Vajrayana Buddhism besides Tibetan Buddhism. ... Otaku ) is a derisive Japanese term used to refer to people with obsessive interests in manga, anime or hentai. ... This article is about the comics created in Japan. ... Animé redirects here. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... For other uses, see Music (disambiguation). ... A teddy bear A toy is an object used in play. ... In sociology, anthropology and cultural studies, a subculture is a set of people with a set of behaviors and beliefs, culture, which could be distinct or hidden, that differentiate them from the larger culture to which they belong. ...

Famous people

Erika Haneda (羽田恵理香, born 7 March 1973, Tokyo, Japan) is a J-pop singer, and a member of the group Coco. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... Voice Animage, a magazine about all things seiyÅ«. A seiyÅ«, seiyuu or seiyu ) is a Japanese voice actor. ... Yone Noguchi Yone Noguchi, born (and known in Japan as) Yonejiro Noguchi (野口米次郎 Noguchi Yonejirō, 1875 - 1947), was an influential writer of poetry, fiction, essays, and criticism in both English and Japanese. ... William Charles Franklyn Plomer (he pronounced the surname as ploomer) (1903 - 1973) was a South African author, known as a novelist, poet and literary editor. ... Ryuichi Sakamoto (坂本 龍一 Sakamoto RyÅ«ichi, born January 17, 1952, Nakano, Tokyo, Japan) is an Academy Awards-winning, Grammy-winning, Golden Globe-winning Japanese musician, composer, producer and actor, based in New York and Tokyo. ... Takanohana III Koji (貴乃花 光司 Takanohana Kōji, born August 12, 1972 as Koji Hanada (花田 光司 Hanada Kōji)) is the younger son of the late Takanohana Kenshi (formerly Ozeki Takanohana II, whose name after retirement was Futagoyama oyakata). ... Makuuchi (幕内 )) or makunouchi (幕の内 )), is the top division of professional sumo. ... For other uses, see Sumo (disambiguation). ... YÅ«ji Tanaka Yuji Tanaka is also the name of the drummer of Anzen Chitai, a Japanese band. ... Wakanohana III Masaru (若乃花 勝) (born January 20, 1971 as Hanada Masaru (花田 勝)) is the elder son of Futagoyama oyakata, formerly Ozeki Takanohana II. He is also the nephew of Wakanohana I Kanji, who was a famous Yokozuna of the 1950s. ... Makuuchi (幕内 )) or makunouchi (幕の内 )), is the top division of professional sumo. ... For other uses, see Sumo (disambiguation). ...

Education

Public schools

Public elementary and middle schools are operated by the Nakano City Board of Education. Public high schools are operated by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Board of Education. The Tokyo Metropolitan Government Board of Education (東京都教育委員会 Tōkyō-to Kyōiku Iinkai) manages public high schools in the metropolis of Tokyo, Japan. ...

  • Fuji High School [1]
  • Minorigaoka High School [2]
  • Musashigaoka High School [3]
  • Nakano Technical High School [4]
  • Saganomiya High School [5]
  • Yotsuya Commercial High School [6]

Colleges and universities

  • Shumei University (Tokyo headquarters)
  • Tokyo Polytechnic University
  • University of Tokyo Nakano campus

Gate of Tokyo Polytechnic University Tokyo Polytechnic University ) is a private university in Honchō, Nakano, Tokyo. ... Todai redirects here. ...

Transportation

Rail

Nakano Ward is served by the JR East Chūō and Sobu lines, the Seibu Shinjuku Line, the Tokyo Metro Tozai and Marunouchi subway lines, and the Toei Oedo subway line. Yamanote Line, Tokyo JR Yamanote Line train in Tokyo, Japan Above Yurakucho in Tokyo East Japan Railway Company (東日本旅客鉄道 Higashi-Nihon Ryokyaku Tetsudo or JR東日本; JR Higashi-Nihon) (TYO: 9020) is a Japanese private railroad company, the largest passenger railway company in the world and one of the seven JR companies. ... Commuter train on Chuo Line at Tokyo Station Chuo Main Line The Chūō Main Line ), commonly called the Chūō Line, is one of the trunk lines of JR, the intercity rail group in Japan. ... Sōbu Main Line (総武本線 Sōbu-honsen) is a railway line between Tokyo and the east coast of Chiba Prefecture, Japan, operated by the East Japan Railway Company. ... Seibu Railway train in the city of Higashi Murayama, Tokyo The Seibu Railway Company, Ltd. ... The Seibu Shinjuku Line (西武新宿線, seibu shinjuku sen) is a train line owned by the private company Seibu Railway running from Seibu Shinjuku Station in Shinjuku, Tokyo to Honkawagoe Station in Saitama Prefecture. ... new Tokyo Metro sign and logo This office tower, above Tokyo Metro Ueno Station, houses the headquarters of the Tokyo Metro. ... Tozai Line (Click on image to enlarge. ... Marunouchi Line train crossing the Kanda River near Ochanomizu Station Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line (東京地下鉄丸ノ内線) is a subway line, part of the Tokyo Metro system in Tokyo, Japan. ... The Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Transportation (東京都交通局 Tōkyō-to Kōtsū-kyoku) is Tokyos public transportation authority. ... The Toei ÅŒedo Line (都営地下鉄大江戸線, Toei Chikatetsu ÅŒedo-sen) is a subway line in Tokyo, Japan operated by the Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Transportation (not the Tokyo Metro). ...

  • 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

Nakano Station (中野駅) is located on the JR Chuo Main Line in the Nakano ward of Tokyo, just west of Shinjuku. ...

Highway

National Routes 4, 5, 8, 14 and 25, among others, serve Nakano. National Route 2 connects Osaka and Fukuoka. ... National Route 4 (国道4号) is a major highway in eastern Honshu, Japan. ...


Shopping and Entertainment

  • Nakano Shopping Mall
  • Guts Soul - Nakano Yakiniku Resaturant

External links

Wikimedia Commons has media related to:
Nakano, Tokyo
  • Nakano City official website in English

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Encyclopedia: Nakano, Tokyo (311 words)
Tokyo is the central place of politics, economy, culture and academics in Japan as well as the home of the Japanese emperor and the seat of the national government, as well as a major business and financial centre for all of East Asia.
Tokyo is the economic center of Japan: most of Japan's printing, broadcasting, telecommunications, banking, insurance, and financial services companies are based there, and many prominent international corporations are either headquartered in Tokyo or have their main Japanese offices there.
Nakano (中野区; -ku) is a special ward located in Tokyo, Japan.
Nakano, Tokyo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (428 words)
Nakano (中野区 -ku) is one of the 23 special wards of Tokyo, Japan.
The ward was founded on October 1, 1932 when the towns of Nogata and Nakano were absorbed into the former Tokyo City as Nakano Ward.
Nakano Ward is served by the JR East Chuo and Sobu lines, the Seibu Shinjuku Line, the Tokyo Metro Tozai and Marunouchi subway lines, and the Toei Oedo subway line.
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