Nakano, Tokyo

ane o the 23 special wairds o Tokyo, Japan

Nakano (中野区, Nakano-ku) is ane o the 23 special wairds o Tokyo, Japan.


中野区 · Nakano Ceety
Skyline aroond Nakano station
Skyline aroond Nakano station
Official seal of Nakano
Location of Nakano in Tokyo
Location of Nakano in Tokyo
Coordinates: 35°42′26.63″N 139°39′49.81″E / 35.7073972°N 139.6638361°E / 35.7073972; 139.6638361Coordinates: 35°42′26.63″N 139°39′49.81″E / 35.7073972°N 139.6638361°E / 35.7073972; 139.6638361
 • MayorDaisuke Tanaka (syne Juin 2002)
 • Total15.59 km2 (6.02 sq mi)
 (1 Aprile 2011)
 • Total311,690
 • Density20,000/km2 (52,000/sq mi)
 • TreeCastanopsis
 • FlouerAzalea
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Staundart Time)
City Hall AddressNakano 4-8-1, Nakano, Tokyo

As o 1 Aprile 2011, the waird haes an estimatit population o 311,690 wi a hoosehauld number o 176,936 an a density o 19,992.94 persons per km². The total aurie is 15.59 km².


Five special wairds surroond Nakano: Shinjuku, Suginami, Nerima, Shibuya, an Toshima. It lees juist wast o the bustlin Shinjuku aurie.

Rivers include the Kanda, Myosho-ji an Zenpuku-ji Rivers, an the Aratama Watterwa.


The waird wis foondit on 1 October 1932 when the touns o Nogata an Nakano wur absorbit intae the umwhile Tokyo Ceety as Nakano Waird. The present admeenistration dates frae 15 Mairch 1947 when the Alleed occupation reformit the admeenistration o Tokyo-to.

  • 1447: Ōta Dōkan defeatit Toshima Yasutsune in a battle here.
  • 1606: The Naruki Kaidō, predecessor o the day's Ōme Kaidō (a road tae Ōme) wis established.
  • 1695: In connection wi the Shorui Awaremi no Rei (a law for the protection o ainimals), a facility for keepin wild dogs opened.
  • 1871: The twal veelages that comprise present-day Nakano became pairt o Tokyo Prefectur.
  • 1889: The Kofu Railway opens. The forerunner o the day's Chūō Main Line includit a station at Nakano en route frae Shinjuku tae Hachioji.
  • 1897: Nakano becomes a veelage.
  • 1932: Tokyo Ceety expands tae encompass the destrict that includit Nakano.
  • 1943: Wi the abolition o Tokyo Ceety, Nakano becomes pairt o Tokyo-to.
  • 1947: Nakano becomes ane o the special wairds unner the new seestem.
  • 1961: The Tokyo subway seestem extends tae Nakano.
  • 1973: Construction o Nakano Sun Plaza near Nakano Station reaches completion.



Public schuilsEedit

Public elementary an middle schuils are operatit bi the Nakano Ceety Buird o Education. Public heich schuils are operatit bi the Tokyo Metropolitan Govrenment Buird o Education.

Colleges an universitiesEedit



Nakano Ward is servit bi the JR East Chūō an Sobu lines, the Seibu Shinjuku Line, the Tokyo Metro Tozai an Marunouchi subway lines, an the Toei Oedo subway line.

  • JR Chūō Main Line: Higashi Nakano, Nakano Stations
  • Seibu Shinjuku Line: Arai Yakushi-mae, Numabukuro, Nogata, Toritsu Kasei, Saginomiya Stations
  • Tokyo Metro
    • Marunouchi Line
      • Shin Nakano, Nakano Sakaue Stations
      • Honancho Branch Line: Nakano Fujimicho, Nakano Shimbashi, Nakano Sakaue Stations
    • Tozai Line: Nakano, Ochiai (although the station is in Shinjuku, some entrances are in Nakano) Stations
  • Toei Oedo Line: Nakano Sakaue, Higashi Nakano, Shin-ekoda Stations


Naitional Routes 4, 5, 8, 14 an 25, amang ithers, serve Nakano.

Freemit airtinsEedit