Koishikawa

Koishikawa (小石川) is a district of Bunkyo, Tokyo. It consists of five sub-areas, 1-5 chome (1~5丁目). In Koishikawa are located two well regarded gardens: the Koishikawa Botanical Garden (operated by the University of Tokyo) in Hakusan, and the Koishikawa Korakuen Garden in Kōraku.

19th-century view of Koishikawa ("東京小石川遠景").
Japanese artillery unit, at the Koishikawa arsenal, Tokyo, in 1882. Photographed by Hugues Krafft.

Train stations for accessing this locality include Hakusan Station (白山駅, Hakusan-eki), Kōrakuen Station (後楽園駅, Kōrakuen-eki), Kasuga Station (春日駅, Kasuga-eki), and Myōgadani Station.

The Koishikawa arsenal was an important military installation during the Meiji era.

EducationEdit

Bunkyo operates the local public elementary and middle schools.

Koishikawa High School is operated by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Board of Education. In addition the metropolis operates the Koishikawa Secondary Education School.

Coordinates: 35°42′54″N 139°44′44″E / 35.71500°N 139.74556°E / 35.71500; 139.74556