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Higashikurume, Tokyo

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Country  Japan
Population  116,546 (2010)
Area  12.92 km2
Region  Kanto
Mayor  Kazuhiko Baba

Higashikurume (, Higashikurume-shi ) is a city located in western Tokyo Metropolis, Japan.


Map of Higashikurume, Tokyo

As of 2010, the city has an estimated population of 116,006 and a population density of 8,980 persons per km². The total area is 12.92 km².

Higashikurume tokyo maison ikkoku s town


  • Seibu Railway, Seibu Ikebukuro Line
    • Higashi-Kurume


Higashikurume is the site for Tokyo Gakugei Universitys International Student Dormitory, as well as the private Christian Academy in Japan.

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Board of Education operates public high schools.

  • Kurume High School [1]
  • Kurume West High School [2]
  • Higashikurume Sogo High School [3]

Notable people from Higashikurume


Higashikurume, Tokyo Beautiful Landscapes of Higashikurume, Tokyo

Higashikurume is approximately in the north-center of Tokyo Metropolis, on the Musashino Terrace.


Higashikurume, Tokyo in the past, History of Higashikurume, Tokyo

The area of present day Higashikurume was part of ancient Musashi Province. The in post-Meiji Restoration cadastral reform of April 1, 1889, Kurume Village were established within Kitatama District of Kanagawa Prefecture. The entire district was transferred to the control of Tokyo Prefecture on April 1, 1893. The area began development after connection to central Tokyo was established by the Musashino Railway from 1915. In 1956, the village of Kurume attained town status. In the 1960s and 1970s, the population rapidly expanded with the construction of large public housing estates. The city was founded on October 1, 1970.


Higashikurume is primary a regional commercial center, and a bedroom community for central Tokyo. Factories of the Daiwa Seiko Corporation, Coca-Cola, Yamazaki Baking Company Limited are also located in the city.


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