Kunitachi, Tokyo

Kunitachi, Tokyo

Kunitachi
国立市
City
Flag of Kunitachi
Flag
Location of Kunitachi in Tokyo Metropolis
Location of Kunitachi in Tokyo Metropolis
Kunitachi is located in Japan
Kunitachi
Kunitachi
Location in Japan
Coordinates:
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Tokyo Metropolis
Government
 • Mayor Kazuo Sato (since May 2011)
Area
 • Total 8.15 km2 (3 sq mi)
Population (October 1, 2010)
 • Total 74,623
 • Density

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Symbols
 • Tree Ginkgo
 • Flower Ume
 • Bird Great Tit
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City Hall Address 2-47-1 Fujimi-dai, Kunitachi-shi, Tokyo
186-0501
Phone number 042-576-2111
Website .jp.tokyo.kunitachi.citywww

Kunitachi (国立市 Kunitachi-shi) is a city located in the western part of the metropolitan area of Tokyo Metropolis, Japan.

As of October 1, 2010, the city has an estimated population of 74,623 and a population density of 9,156.20 persons per km². The total area is 8.15 km².

History

Kunitachi was founded on January 1, 1967. The Yaho Tenman-gū, a Shinto shrine established in 903, is in Kunitachi.

Geography

The now demolished south exit of Kunitachi Station, the main station of the city

The city lies along the historical Kōshū Kaidō, a route that connected Edo with Kofu in the province of Kai (present-day Yamanashi Prefecture). Kunitachi is known for its broad main avenue, Daigaku Dori (University Avenue). This cherry-tree-lined boulevard stretches from Kunitachi Station on the Chūō Line toward the banks of the Tama River.

Education

There are three big universities in Kunitachi: Hitotsubashi University, Kunitachi College of Music, and Hosei University.

The city is home to Hitotsubashi University.

Also the city was originally home to Kunitachi College of Music. The tertiary-level branch of the conservatory is now located far outside the city, but its attached high school and business affiliate, Kunitachi Gakki (Western Tokyo's largest community music center), remain in central Kunitachi.

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government Board of Education operates public high schools in Kunitachi.

  • Kunitachi High School
  • Fifth Commercial High School

See also

References

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