Nakagyō-ku, Kyoto

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Nakagyō-ku (中京区) is one of the eleven wards in the city of Kyoto, in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. Its name means "central capital ward."


Ward of Kyoto
Kyoto city hall
Kyoto city hall
Location of Nakagyō-ku in Kyoto
Location of Nakagyō-ku in Kyoto
Nakagyō is located in Japan
Location of Nakagyō-ku in Japan
Coordinates: 35°0′36″N 135°45′5″E / 35.01000°N 135.75139°E / 35.01000; 135.75139Coordinates: 35°0′36″N 135°45′5″E / 35.01000°N 135.75139°E / 35.01000; 135.75139
 • Total7.41 km2 (2.86 sq mi)
Highest elevation
77 m (253 ft)
Lowest elevation
46 m (151 ft)
 (October 1, 2015)
 • Total109,341
 • Estimate 
 • Density15,000/km2 (38,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
Nijō Castle in Nakagyō-ku is famous for architecture and gardens.

As of 2016, the ward has an estimated population of 110,430 people. Tourism, shopping, and entertainment are the primary sources of income in the area. The Kamo River flows through the district in the area known as Kawaramachi. The three most famous festivals of Kyoto, the Aoi Matsuri, the Gion Matsuri, and the Jidai Matsuri can all be seen in Nakagyō-ku. It is also home to several historical places and temples.


Historical population
1930 163,890—    
1940 172,824+5.5%
1950 155,522−10.0%
1960 163,572+5.2%
1970 130,482−20.2%
1980 105,921−18.8%
1990 94,676−10.6%
2000 95,038+0.4%
2010 105,306+10.8%
2015 109,341+3.8%
Source: [1]

Temples and landmarksEdit


The ward is home to the headquarters of several companies:

Colleges and universitiesEdit


  1. ^ "Q-Games Contact." Q-Games. Retrieved on September 17, 2010. "Arte Oike 3F Oshinisinotouin-cho 612 Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan 604-0042."
  2. ^ "Corporate Profile." Shimadzu Corp. Retrieved on April 16, 2014.
  3. ^ "Company Profile." Nichicon Retrieved on June 12, 2015.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Nakagyō-ku, Kyoto at Wikimedia Commons