Aerial view of Bunkyo
is one of the 23 special wards
. Situated in
the middle of the ward area, Bunkyō is a residential and
educational center. Beginning in the Meiji
, literati like Natsume
, as well as scholars and politicians have lived there.
The publishing, printing, and leading-edge medical-care industries
are important in the economy of Bunkyō. Most recently, the
information and IT industries have flourished. Bunkyō is home to
large hospitals, the Tokyo
Dome, judo's Kodokan, and the University of Tokyo.
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 15,930 persons per km². The total area is 11.31 km².
The ward was founded on March 15
There are approximately twenty neighbourhoods in the area and these
are as follows:
Politics and government
Bunkyo is governed by mayor Hironobu
, an independent
supported by the
, Democratic Party of
. The city
assembly has 34 elected members.
The publishing company Kodansha
headquarters in the Otowa YK Building in the ward. The drugstore
has its headquarters in the
Universities and colleges
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
The metropolis operates the Koishikawa Secondary
The metropolis operates the Bunkyo School for the
- Mita line: Sengoku, Hakusan,
- Ōedo line: Iidabashi, Kasuga,
(formerly Eidan subway)
- No.5 Ikebukuro Route (Takebashi JCT - Bijogi JCT)
- " Facts about Kodansha International Ltd."
Kodansha. Retrieved on
October 1, 2009.
- " Company Profile." Tomod's. Retrieved on May 19, 2009.