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Encyclopedia > Setagaya, Tokyo
Location of Setagaya-ku in Tokyo.
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Location of Setagaya-ku in Tokyo.
A view of southern Setagaya-Ku
A view of southern Setagaya-Ku

Setagaya (世田谷区 Setagaya-ku) is one of the 23 special wards of Tokyo, Japan. It is also the name of a neighborhood within the ward. The ward calls itself the City of Setagaya in English. Its official bird is the Azure-winged Magpie, its flower the Fringed Orchid(look like a heron), and its tree the zelkova. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1440x801, 43 KB) Summary Made from merging Image:Carte Setagaya-ku fr. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1440x801, 43 KB) Summary Made from merging Image:Carte Setagaya-ku fr. ... Tokyo , literally eastern capital) is the capital of Japan and one of the 47 prefectures of Japan. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1024x768, 536 KB) Description Southern Setagaya, Tokyo From the english wikipedia (here) Uploader and supposed author : Willswe Upload log : (suppr) (actu) 20 août 2004 à 07:01 . ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1024x768, 536 KB) Description Southern Setagaya, Tokyo From the english wikipedia (here) Uploader and supposed author : Willswe Upload log : (suppr) (actu) 20 août 2004 à 07:01 . ... The 23 special wards (特別区 tokubetsuku) are self-governing, special municipalities in the central and most populous part of Tokyo, Japan. ... Tokyo , literally eastern capital) is the capital of Japan and one of the 47 prefectures of Japan. ... Species Cyanopica cyana Pallas, 1776 Cyanopica (cyana) cooki Bonaparte, 1850 The Azure-winged Magpie (Cyanopica cyana) is a bird in the crow family. ... Species Zelkova abelicea - Cretan Zelkova Zelkova carpinifolia - Caucasian Zelkova Zelkova serrata - Keaki or Japanese Zelkova Zelkova sicula - Sicilian Zelkova Zelkova sinica - Chinese Zelkova Zelkova schneideriana - Schneiders Zelkova Zelkova is a genus of six species of deciduous trees in the elm family Ulmaceae, native to southern Europe, and southwest and...


As of 2005, the ward has an estimated population of 810,897 and a density of 13960 persons per km². Its total area is 58.08 km², the second largest among the special wards. 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... World map of the population density in 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ...


Setagaya has sister-city relationships with Winnipeg, Manitoba in Canada; the Döbling district of Vienna, Austria; and Bunbury, Western Australia. Motto: Template:Unhide = Unum Cum Virtute Multorum (One With the Strength of Many) Location City Information Established: 1738 (Fort Rouge), 1873 (City of Winnipeg) Area: 465. ... Döbling is the 19th district in the city of Vienna, Austria. ... Vienna (German: Wien ) is the capital of Austria, and also one of the nine States of Austria. ... Location of Bunbury, Western Australia The port of Bunbury (, ) is the largest city in Regional Western Australia outside the metropolitan area, and is situated 175 kilometres south of Perth, the state capital. ...

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Geography

Setagaya sits at the southwestern corner of the 23 special wards. The Tama River separates it from Kanagawa Prefecture. Many railroads extend radially from the center of Tokyo, passing through Setagaya. 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. ... Kanagawa Prefecture ) is a prefecture located in the southern Kanto region of Honshu, Japan. ...


Most of the land is in the Musashino tableland. The parts along the Tama River to the south are comparatively low-lying.


The population of Setagaya is among the highest in Tokyo, and there are many residential neighborhoods.


History

The special ward of Setagaya was founded on March 15, 1947. March 15 is the 74th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (75th in Leap years). ... 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1947 calendar). ...


During the Edo period, 42 villages occupied the area. With the abolition of the han system in 1871, the central and eastern portions became part of Tokyo Prefecture while the rest became part of Kanagawa Prefecture; in 1893, some areas were transferred to Tokyo Prefecture. With the establishment of Setagaya Ward (an ordinary ward) in the old Tokyo City in 1932, and further consolidation in 1936, Setagaya took its present boundaries. 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. ... Occurring in 1871, the abolition of the han system and establishment of the prefecture system (廃藩置県, haihan-chiken; hai abolish + han + chi set down + ken prefecture) was an act to replace the traditional han system and introduce new local government. ... Tokyo City (東京市 Tōkyō-shi) was a Japanese municipality located in the center of the Tokyo urban area. ...


Landmarks

Image:Carrot tower. ... From 1946 until 1974, Hasegawa Machiko drew the comic strip Sazae-san, about an ordinary Japanese family led by a good-natured mother and wife, Sazae. ... Cherry blossoms in Kinuta Park, March 2004 Kinuta Park (砧公園, Kinuta Kōen) is in Setagaya, Tokyo. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Sakura-shinmachi Station ) (also - Shimmachi) is the fourth station west of Shibuya Station on the Tōkyū Den-en-toshi Line. ... The entrance to Zenyōmitsu-ji Zenyōmitsu-ji (善養密寺) is a Buddhist Temple located in the Setagaya ward of Tokyo, Japan. ... NHK (日本放送協会, Nippon Hōsō Kyōkai), or the Japan Broadcasting Corporation, is Japans public broadcaster. ... STRL (NHK Science & Technical Research Laboratories) See also NHK This article does not cite its references or sources. ...

Places

  • Setagaya
    • Sangen-Jaya
    • Setagaya
  • Kitazawa
    • Shimo-Kitazawa
    • Meidaimae
  • Tamagawa
    • Futako-Tamagawa
    • Yōga
    • Todoroki
  • Kinuta
    • Seijo
    • Kinuta
    • Soshigaya
  • Karasuyama
    • Karasuyama

Yoga (用賀 yōga) in Setagaya, Tokyo is famous for two things: the junction between the Tomei Expressway and the elevated Shibuya branch (#3) of Metropolitan Expressway system the headquarters of Sun Microsystems Japan in the upper half of the Setagaya Business Square tower, a 29-storey building at Yōga...

Transportation

Rail

  • Keio Corporation
    • Keio Line: Daitabashi, Meidai-mae, Shimo Takaido, Sakura Josui, Kami Kitazawa, Roka Koen, Chitose-Karasuyama Stations
    • Keio Inokashira Line: Ikenoue, Shimo-Kitazawa, Shindaita, Higashi-Matsubara, Meidaimae Stations
  • Tokyo Kyuko Electric Railway
    • Tokyu Setagaya Line: Sangen-Jaya, Nishi Taishido, Wakabayashi, Shoin Jinja-mae, Setagaya, Kami Machi, Miyanosaka, Yamashita, Matsubara, Shimo Takaido Stations
    • Tōkyū Den-en-toshi Line: Ikejiri Ohashi, Sangen-Jaya, Komazawa Daigaku, Sakura Shinmachi, Yoga, Futako-Tamagawa Stations
    • Tokyu Oimachi Line: Kuhon-butsu Station
    • Tokyu Meguro Line: Okusawa Station
    • Tokyu Toyoko Line
  • Odakyu Electric Railway Odakyu Odawara Line: Higashi Kitazawa, Setagaya Daita, Umegaoka, Gotoku-ji, Kyodo, Chitose Funabashi, Soshigaya Okura, Seijogakuen-Mae, Kitami Stations

Series-1000 rolling stock on the Keio Inokashira Line. ... Series-8000 rolling stock on the Keio Line. ... The Keio Inokashira Line (京王井の頭線) is a commuter train service in the Tokyo area connecting Shibuya, in central Tokyo, to Kichijoji in Musashino city. ... Shimo-Kitazawa Station (下北沢駅) is located in Tokyos Setagaya ward. ... Tokyu Series-8000 train approaching Daikanyama Station. ... looking from Futako-Tamagawa. ... station platform Futako-Tamagawa Station (二子玉川駅; -eki) is located in Setagaya ward, Tokyo, Japan. ... The TōkyÅ« Meguro Line ) is a commuter train service which runs between Meguro in southwest Tokyo and Musashi-Kosugi in Kanagawa prefecture. ... The TōkyÅ« Tōyoko Line (東急東横線) is a major commuter train service connecting Tokyo (Shibuya) to Yokohama. ... Near Higashi-Kitazawa Station The Odakyu Electric Railway Co. ... The OdakyÅ« Odawara Line ) is the OdakyÅ« Electric Railways main section of railway line in Japan. ... Seijogakuen-Mae Station (成城学園前駅; -eki) is a major stop on the Odakyu Electric Railway Odakyu Line in Setagaya Ward, Tokyo, Japan. ...

People

Aya Kamikawa (上川あや Kamikawa Aya) is a Tokyo municipal official, the first transsexual person to seek elected office in Japan. ... Kaori Ekuni (江國 香織 Ekuni Kaori, born March 21, 1964) is a Japanese author. ... Hideo Kojima Hideo Kojima (小島秀夫 Kojima Hideo, born August 24, 1963) is a Japanese video game designer at Konami. ... Kaori Momoi (桃井 かおり Momoi Kaori; born April 8, 1952 in Tokyo, Japan) is a Japanese actress. ... Fusako Shigenobu (重信 房子; Shigenobu Fusako, born September 3, 1945), was the female leader of the Japanese Red Army. ... The Japanese Red Army (日本赤軍, Nihon Sekigun) (JRA) is an armed leftist group founded by Fusako Shigenobu in February 1971 after breaking away from the Japanese Communist League - Red Army Faction. ...

External links

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  • Population figures in Japanese December 1, 2004



Image File history File links Commons-logo. ... Wikimedia Commons logo by Reid Beels The Wikimedia Commons (also called Commons or Wikicommons) is a repository of free content images, sound and other multimedia files. ...

Shadow picture of Tokyo region Tokyo Metropolis Symbol of Tokyo Metropolis
Wards: Adachi | Arakawa | Bunkyō | Chiyoda | Chūō | Edogawa | Itabashi | Katsushika | Kita | Kōtō | Meguro | Minato | Nakano | Nerima | Ōta | Setagaya | Shibuya | Shinagawa | Shinjuku | 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

Coordinates: 35°38′30″N, 139°38′26″E[[Setagaya (Tokio) Image File history File links Tokyo_region_shadow_picture. ... Tokyo , literally eastern capital) is the capital of Japan and one of the 47 prefectures of Japan. ... Tokyo prefectural symbol (source: ja. ... The 23 special wards (特別区 tokubetsuku) are self-governing, special municipalities in the central and most populous part of Tokyo, Japan. ... Map of Adachi-ku. ... Arakawa (Japanese: 荒川区; -ku) is a special ward located in Tokyo, Japan. ... Akamon Gate at the University of Tokyo. ... National Diet Building, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo Yasukuni Shrine, Kudan Kita 3-1-1, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo Otemon, the Great Gate of Edo Castle (Kokyo) Chiyoda (千代田区; -ku) is a special ward in central Tokyo, Japan. ... Chūō (中央区; -ku) is a special ward located in Tokyo, Japan. ... Edogawa (Japanese: 江戸川区; -ku) is a special ward located in Tokyo, Japan. ... Itabashi (板橋区; -ku) is a special ward located in Tokyo, Japan. ... Katsushika (葛飾区; ku) is a special ward located in northeast Tokyo, Japan. ... Kita (Japanese: 北区; -ku) is a special ward located in Tokyo, Japan. ... Kōtō (江東区; -ku) is a special ward located in Tokyo, Japan. ... Categories: Wards of Tokyo | Japan geography stubs ... Tokyo Tower and Zojoji by night, Shiba Park Roppongi Hills Rainbow Bridge connecting central Tokyo to Odaiba Minato (港区 -ku) is one of the 23 special wards of Tokyo, Japan. ... Nakano (中野区 -ku) is one of the 23 special wards of Tokyo, Japan. ... Location of Nerima-ku in Tokyo. ... ÅŒta (Japanese: 大田区 -ku) is one of the 23 special wards of Tokyo, Japan. ... Shibuya Crossing, with Shibuya 109 in the background Shibuya ) is one of the 23 special wards of Tokyo, Japan. ... Shinagawa (品川区 -ku) is one of the 23 special wards of Tokyo, Japan. ... Location of Shinjuku-ku in Tokyo. ... Suginami (杉並区; -ku) is a special ward located in Tokyo, Japan. ... Sumida (Japanese: 墨田区; -ku) is a special ward located in Tokyo, Japan. ... Toshima (豊島区; -ku) is a special ward located in Tokyo, Japan. ... Cherry blossoms at Ueno Park Cast in 1692, the bronze bell at Sensoji rang the time for centuries. ... Akiruno (Japanese: あきる野市; -shi) is a city located in Tokyo, Japan. ... Akishima (昭島市; -shi) is a city located in Tokyo, Japan. ... Chōfu (調布市; -shi) is a city located in Tokyo, Japan. ... FuchÅ« (府中市 -shi) is a city in Tokyo Metropolis, Japan. ... Fussa (福生市; -shi) is a city located in Tokyo, Japan. ... Hachiōji (八王子市; -shi) is a city located in Tokyo, Japan, about 40 km west of the center of Tokyo. ... Hamura (羽村市; -shi) is a city located in the western suburbs of Tokyo, Japan. ... Higashikurume (東久留米市; -shi) is a city located in Tokyo, Japan. ... Higashimurayama (東村山市; -shi) is a city located in Tokyo, Japan. ... Higashiyamato (東大和市; -shi) is a city located in Tokyo, Japan. ... Categories: Cities in Tokyo Prefecture | Japan geography stubs ... Inagi (稲城市; -shi) is a city located in Tokyo, Japan. ... Kiyose (清瀬市; -shi) is a city located in Tokyo, Japan. ... Kodaira (小平市; -shi) is a city located in Tokyo, Japan. ... Koganei (小金井市; -shi) is a city located in Tokyo, Japan. ... Kokubunji (国分寺市; -shi) is a city in Tokyo, Japan. ... Komae (狛江市; -shi) is a city located in Tokyo, Japan. ... Categories: Cities in Tokyo | Japan geography stubs ... One of the ponds of Yakushi-Ike Park in Machida, Tokyo. ... The Ghibli Museum, in Mitaka, Tokyo Mitaka (三鷹市; -shi) is a city located in Tokyo, Japan. ... Musashimurayama (武蔵村山市; -shi) is a city located in Tokyo, Japan. ... Musashino (武蔵野市; -shi) is a city located in Tokyo, Japan. ... Nishitōkyō (西東京市; -shi) is a city located in Tokyo, Japan. ... Categories: Cities in Tokyo | Japan geography stubs ... Tachikawa (立川市; -shi) is a city located in western Tokyo, Japan. ... Tama (多摩市; -shi) is a city located in Tokyo, Japan. ... Nishitama, in Tokyo, Japan, is formed in the following towns and villages. ... Hachijojima (八丈島; Hachijo Island) is a Japanese island in the Pacific Ocean, 300km south of Tokyo. ... View from Kozushima Miyakejima (三宅島) is an island in the Izu group, southeast of Honshu, Japan. ... A map of the Ogasawara Islands south of Japan The Ogasawara Islands (小笠原諸島) are an archipelago of over 30 subtropical islands some 1,000 km directly south of central Tokyo, Japan. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Setagaya, Tokyo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (394 words)
Setagaya has sister-city relationships with Winnipeg, Manitoba in Canada; the Döbling district of Vienna, Austria; and Bunbury, Western Australia.
With the abolition of the han system in 1871, the central and eastern portions became part of Tokyo Prefecture while the rest became part of Kanagawa Prefecture; in 1893, some areas were transferred to Tokyo Prefecture.
With the establishment of Setagaya Ward (an ordinary ward) in the old Tokyo City in 1932, and further consolidation in 1936, Setagaya took its present boundaries.
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