Niederkassel is an urban borough of Düsseldorf. It is on the left side of the river Rhine, bordering to Oberkassel and Lörick.

Eko House, Japanese Cultural Centre in Niederkassell
map of Düsseldorf, showing Niederkassel (in red) within District 4 (in pink)

Niederkassel was together with Oberkassel and Lörick a part of Heerdt until Heerdt became a part of Düsseldorf in 1909.

Niederkassel got its connection to Düsseldorf when the Oberkassel Bridge was opened in 1898. In the beginning of the 20th century Oberkassel and Niederkassel were places where a lot of artists lived. Since there was an arts exhibition in Düsseldorf in 1902, Oberkassel and Niederkassel became well-situated boroughs. In the 1970s the Japanese discovered Oberkassel and Niederkassel as preferred places in Germany to live. In 1973 the Japanese School of Düsseldorf opened in Niederkassel, in 1993 the Eko House, a centre for Japanese culture with a traditional Japanese tea house and a Bhuddist temple is located. Niederkassel sometimes is called "Klein-Tokio" ("Little Tokyo") by locals.

This article is based on a translation of an article from the German Wikipedia.

Coordinates: 51°14′24″N 6°45′00″E / 51.24°N 6.75°E / 51.24; 6.75

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