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Nakano City

Country Japan
Time zone UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)

Nakano (中野区 , Nakano-ku) is one of the 23 special wards of Tokyo, Japan.

The municipality calls itself "Nakano City" in English.



  • 1889 (Meiji 22): Nakano becomes a village
  • 1923 (Taishō 12): Great Kanto earthquake causes big increase in Nakano's population
  • 1932 (Shōwa 7): Nakano established as a city
  • 1943: (Shōwa 18): Nakano becomes part of Tokyo-to
  • 1947: (Shōwa 23): Nakano becomes a special wards
  • 1961: (Shōwa 36): Tokyo subway system extends to Nakano


Nakano is a west-central ward. It borders Shibuya on the south. Suginami is on the ward's western border. Nerima is on the northern border. Shinjuku is on the west.

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