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Encyclopedia > Toshima, Tokyo (ward)

Toshima (豊島区; -ku) is a special ward located in Tokyo, Japan. The 23 special wards (特別区 tokubetsuku) are self-governing, special municipalities in the central and most populous part of Tokyo, Japan. ... The modern skyline of Tokyo is highly decentralized. ...


The commercial centre of Toshima is Ikebukuro, located around Ikebukuro Station. Ikebukuro (池袋), a part of Toshima ward, is a large commercial and entertainment district of Tokyo, Japan. ... Ikebukuro Station (池袋駅 Ikebukuro-eki) is Tokyos second-busiest train station, after Shinjuku Station. ...


As of 2003, the ward has an estimated population of 252,764 and a density of 19,428.44 persons per km². The total area is 13.01 km². During the day the population swells with commutors resulting in a daytime population of around 430,000. 2003(MMIII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 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. ...


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


The former Somei Village, now part of Toshima, is the birthplace of the Somei Yoshino, Japan's most popular ornamental cherry tree. The variety was developed at the end of the Edo period and the beginning of the Meiji period. Species Prunus jamasakura Prunus serrulata Prunus x yedoensis Sakura (æ¡œ or æ«») is the Japanese name for ornamental cherry trees, Prunus serrulata, and their blossoms. ... The Edo period (江戸時代, Edo-jidai) is a division of Japanese history running from 1600 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...


Attraction

  • Sunshine City
  • Tokyo Art Theater

External links

  • Official website in Japanese
  • Wikitravel: Tokyo/Toshima
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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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