Inagi (稲城市 Inagi-shi) is a city located in the western portion of Tokyo Metropolis, Japan. As of 1 February 2016[update], the city had an estimated population of 87,927, and a population density of 4890 persons per km². Its total area is 17.97 square kilometres (17,970,000 m2).
Clockwise from top left: Yomiuri Land Amusement Park, Aoi Shrine, Stone Buddha Statue in Mount Arigata, Anazawa-ten Shrine, Inagi Central Park, Inagi Bridge
Location of Inagi in Tokyo
|• Total||17.97 km2 (6.94 sq mi)|
|• Density||4,890/km2 (12,700/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)|
|• Tree||Ginkgo biloba|
|• Flower||Pyrus pyrifolia|
|Address||2111 Higashi-Naganuma, Inagi-shi, Tokyo 206-8601|
Inagi is located in the south-central portion of Tokyo Metropolis, approximately 25 kilometers from the center of Tokyo. The Tama River flows through the city, which is bordered by Kanagawa Prefecture to the south.
- Inagi as a modern municipality was founded on April 1, 1889 as Inagi Village in what was then Minamitama District, Kanagawa Prefecture, from the merger of 6 pre-Meiji period villages with the establishment of the municipalities system.
- The district was transferred to the administrative control of Tokyo Metropolis on April 1, 1893.
- On April 1, 1957, Inagi Village was reclassified as Inagi Town.
- On November 1, 1971, Inagi Town was reclassified as Inagi City, dissolving Minamitama District. Inagi with Tama was the last town within the former Minamitama District.
Politics and governmentEdit
Inagi is run by a city assembly with 22 elected members. The current mayor is Katsuhiro Takahashi, an independent.
Inagi is largely a bedroom community for central Tokyo due to extensive new town public housing projects in the late 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. There is also some residual agriculture. The paper manufacturer, Nippon Filcon is headquartered in Inagi.
- JR East - Nambu Line
- Keio Corporation - Keio Sagamihara Line
- Chūō Expressway - Inagi IC
- Yomiuriland Amusement Park
- NTV Beleza, women's football team
Notable people from InagiEdit
- Kunio Okawara, anime mechanical designer