Bunkyō, Tokyo


Bunkyō, Tokyo

Japanese city
Name=Bunkyō Ward
JapaneseName=文京区
Prefecture=Tokyo
Region=Kantō
Area_km2=11.31
Population=180,209
PopDate=2005
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Mayor = Narisawa Hironobu
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Bunkyō has a sister-city relationship with Kaiserslautern in the Rhineland-Palatinate of Germany.

As of November, 2005 the ward has a population of 180,209, including about 6,500 foreign residents, and a density of 15930 persons per km². The total area is 11.31 km².

The ward was founded on March 15, 1947.

Neighborhoods

Politics and government

Bunkyo is governed by mayor Narisawa Hironobu, an independent supported by the Liberal Democratic Party, Democratic Party of Japan and Komeito. The city assembly has 34 elected members.

Landmarks

* Gokokuji Temple
* Denzuin Temple
* Harimasaka Sakura Colonnade
* Kodokan Judo Institute
* Koishikawa Botanical Garden
* Orugoru no Chiisana Hakubutsukan
* Koishikawa Kōrakuen
* Tokyo Dome City
* Nezu Shrine
* Nippon Medical School
* Rikugien Garden
* Tokyo Cathedral (St. Mary's Cathedral)
* Tokyo Dome
* Toyo University
* University of Tokyo
* Yanaka Cemetery
* Yayoi Museum
* Yushima Shrine
* Yushima Seidō

Education

Universities and colleges

National

*Ochanomizu University
*University of Tsukuba Ōtsuka Campus
*University of Tokyo Hongō Campus
*Tokyo Medical and Dental University

Private

*Atomi University
*Juntendo University
*Takushoku University
*Chuo University Engineering department
*Tokyo Woman's Christian University
*Toyo University
*Toyo Gakuen University
*Nippon Medical School
*Japan Women's University
*Bunkyo Gakuin University
*Bunkyo Gakuin College

Primary and secondary schools

Public elementary and junior high schools are operated by Bunkyo. Public high schools are operated by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Board of Education.
*Kogei High School [http://www.kogei-h.metro.tokyo.jp/]
*Koishikawa High School [http://www.koishikawa-h.metro.tokyo.jp/]
*Mukogaoka High School [http://www.mukogaoka-h.metro.tokyo.jp/]
*Takehaya High School [http://www.takehaya-h.metro.tokyo.jp/]

The metropolis operates the Koishikawa Secondary Education School [http://www.bunkyo-chuko-j.metro.tokyo.jp/] .

The metropolis operates the Bunkyo School for the Blind [http://www.bunkyo-sb.metro.tokyo.jp/] .

Famous people

*Hayao Miyazaki (Animator)
*Domoto Akiko (Politician, governor of Chiba Prefecture)
*Shinichi Hoshi (Author)
*Nagai Kafū (Author)
*Nakamura Kanzaburō XVIII (Kabuki actor)
*Miki Takahashi (Seiyu)
*Tōru Takemitsu (Composer)

Transportation

Train stations

Toei subway lines:
* Mita line: Sengoku, Hakusan, Kasuga, Suidōbashi.
* Ōedo line: Iidabashi, Kasuga, Hongō Sanchōme.
Tokyo Metro (formerly Eidan subway) lines:
* Chiyoda line: Sendagi, Nezu, Yushima.
* Marunouchi line: Shin-Ōtsuka, Myōgadani, Kōrakuen, Hongō Sanchōme, Ochanomizu.
* Yūrakuchō line: Gokokuji, Edogawabashi.
* Nanboku line: Kōrakuen, Tōdaimae, Honkomagome.

Highway

Shuto Expressway
*No.5 Ikebukuro Route (Takebashi JCT - Bijogi JCT)

ee also

References

In Bisco Hatori's series, Ouran High School Host Club, Ouran High School is located in the Bunkyo district.

External links

* [http://www.city.bunkyo.lg.jp/english/index.html Bunkyō City official website] in English


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