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Bunkyo, Tokyo

Bunky? City
Tokyo Dome
Tokyo Dome
Flag of Bunky?
Location of Bunky? in Tokyo
Location of Bunky? in Tokyo
Bunky? is located in Japan
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 35°43?N 139°45?E / 35.717°N 139.750°E / 35.717; 139.750Coordinates: 35°43?N 139°45?E / 35.717°N 139.750°E / 35.717; 139.750
 o MayorHironobu Narisawa
 o Total11.29 km2 (4.36 sq mi)
(May 1, 2015)
 o Total217,743
 o Density19,290/km2 (50,000/sq mi)
 o TreeGinkgo biloba
 o FlowerAzalea
Time zoneUTC+9 (JST)
City hall addressKasuga 1-16-21, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo

Bunky? (, Bunky?-ku) is a special ward located in Tokyo, Japan. Situated in the middle of the ward area, Bunky? is a residential and educational center. Beginning in the Meiji period, literati like Natsume S?seki, as well as scholars and politicians have lived there. Bunky? is home to the Tokyo Dome, Judo's K?d?kan, and the University of Tokyo's Hongo Campus. Bunky? has a sister-city relationship with Kaiserslautern in the Rhineland-Palatinate of Germany.[1]

It was formed in 1947 as a merger of Hongo and Koishikawa wards following Tokyo City's transformation into Tokyo Metropolis. The modern Bunkyo ward exhibits contrasting Shitamachi and Yamanote geographical and cultural division. The Nezu and Sendagi neighborhoods in the ward's eastern corner is attached to the Shitamachi area in Ueno with more traditional Japanese atmosphere. On the other hand, the remaining areas of the ward typically represent Yamanote districts.[2]

As of May 1, 2015, the ward has a population of 217,743 (including about 6,500 foreign residents), and a population density of 19,290 persons per km². The total area is 11.29 km².[]


Bunkyo was formed in 1947 as a merger of Hongo and Koishikawa wards following Tokyo City's transformation into Tokyo Metropolis.


Districts and neighborhoods

There are approximately twenty districts in the area and these are as follows:

Politics and government

Bunkyo is governed by Mayor Hironobu Narisawa, an independent supported by the Liberal Democratic Party, Democratic Party of Japan and Komeito.[3] The city council has 34 elected members.[4]


The publishing company Kodansha has its headquarters in the ward,[5] and Kodansha International has its headquarters in the Otowa YK Building in the ward.[6] The drugstore chain Tomod's has its headquarters in the ward.[7]Penta-Ocean, the construction firm specializing in marine works and land reclamation also has its headquarters in Bunkyo.[8]


Aerial view of Bunkyo


Universities and colleges


Akamon gate at the University of Tokyo


Hosuinomori at Toyo University

Primary and secondary schools

Public elementary and junior high schools are operated by Bunkyo council. Public high schools are operated by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Board of Education.

  • Kogei High School[10]
  • Koishikawa High School[11]
  • Mukogaoka High School[12]
  • Takehaya High School[13]

The metropolis operates the Koishikawa Secondary Education School.[14]

The metropolis operates the Bunkyo School for the Blind.[15]


Train stations

Toei subway lines

Tokyo Metro subway lines


Shuto Expressway

  • No.5 Ikebukuro Route (Takebashi JCT--Bijogi JCT)

See also


  1. ^ Bunkyo Academy Foundation. "Bunkyo Academy International exchanges". Archived from the original on 28 March 2012. Retrieved 2011.
  2. ^ Kokushi Daijiten Iinkai. Kokushi Daijiten (in Japanese). Vol. 4, page 842 (1983 ed.).
  3. ^ SNS-FreeJapan (16 April 2011). ? . Archived from the original on 21 April 2011. Retrieved 2011.
  4. ^ Bunkyo City Government Office. "Bunkyo city Plot of city council". Retrieved 2011.
  5. ^ "Company Overview Archived 2011-04-26 at the Wayback Machine." Kodansha. Retrieved on April 5, 2011. "Address: 12-21, Otowa 2-chome, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 112-8001, Japan"
  6. ^ "Corporate Profile" Kodansha. Retrieved on April 1, 2011. "Address Otowa YK Building 1-17-14 Otowa, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 112-8652" map
  7. ^ "Company Profile." Tomod's. Retrieved on May 19, 2009.
  8. ^ "Corporate Data." Penta-Ocean. Retrieved on March 23, 2014.
  9. ^ "55. Museum Review: Hatoyama Kaikan (Bunkyo-ku)," November 18, 2008.
  10. ^ ?. ?. Kogei-h.metro.tokyo.jp. Retrieved .
  11. ^ ?. Koishikawa-h.metro.tokyo.jp. Archived from the original on 2002-11-05. Retrieved .
  12. ^ http://www.mukogaoka-h.metro.tokyo.jp/
  13. ^ ? . Takehaya-h.metro.tokyo.jp. Retrieved .
  14. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-11-14. Retrieved .CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  15. ^ ?. Bunkyo-sb.metro.tokyo.jp. Retrieved .

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