Nishitama District, Tokyo

Nishitama District, Tokyo

西多摩郡 · Nishi-Tama District
Located in the green highlights
Located in the green highlights
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Tokyo Metropolis
 • Total 375.96 km2 (145.16 sq mi)
Population (August 1, 2011)
 • Total 58,429
 • Density 155/km2 (400/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Website Nishitama Network

Nishitama (西多摩郡 Nishi-Tama-gun) is a district located in Tokyo Prefecture, Japan. It comprises the following three towns and a village:

Historically, the cities of Ōme, Fussa, Hamura, and Akiruno were part of Nishitama District but these have currently broken off from the district after they were elevated to city status.


Each of the towns and villages operate separate public elementary and junior high school systems.

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Board of Education operates Mizuho Nougei High School [1] in Mizuho.

The school district also operates the following high schools in nearby Ōme:

The district operates the following high schools in Fussa:

The district operates Hamura High School [7] in Hamura.

The district operates the following schools in Akiruno:

District timeline

  • July 22, 1878: Tama District, which it had long been part of former Musashi Province, was divided into four parts: Higashitama (Eastern Tama), Kitatama (Northern Tama), Minamitama (Southern Tama) and Nishitama (Western Tama). Nishitama District had 1 town and 93 village areas.
  • April 1, 1889: The new legislation, Nishitama District had 2 towns and 30 villages areas.
  • April 1, 1893: Nishitama District is was transferred from Kanagawa Prefecture to Tokyo Prefecture.
  • June 1, 1955: The villages of Ohisano and Hirai were merged to create the new village of Hinode.
  • October 1, 1956: The village of Nishitama was elevated to town status and renamed to Hamura.
  • October 15, 1958: Parts of the village of Motosayama (from Iruma District, Saitama Prefecture), excluding the parts that was merged into