|• Mayor||Yukuo Hattori|
|• Total||10.11 km2 (3.90 sq mi)|
(October 1, 2020)
|• Density||20,914/km2 (54,170/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)|
|City Hall Address||Higashiueno 4-5-6, Taitō-ku, Tokyo 110-8615|
As of May 1, 2015, the ward has an estimated population of 186,276, and a population density of 18,420 persons per km2. The total area is 10.11 square kilometres (3.90 sq mi). This makes Taito ward the smallest of Tokyo's wards in area, and third-smallest in population.
The ward was founded on March 15, 1947, with the merger of the old Asakusa and Shitaya wards when Tokyo City was transformed into Tokyo Metropolis. During the Edo period, the Yoshiwara licensed quarter was in what is now Taitō. Taitō shares the same Chinese characters, "台東" with Taitung, a city in Taiwan.
Districts and neighborhoods edit
Taitō is famous for its typical Shitamachi districts.
Temples and shrines edit
- Sensō-ji and Kaminarimon (Thunder Gate)
- Asakusa Shrine
- Akiba Shrine
- Ueno Tōshō-gū
Museums and zoos edit
- Amuse Museum
- Asakura Sculpture Hall
- Daimyo Clock Museum
- National Museum of Western Art
- National Museum of Nature and Science
- Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum
- Tokyo National Museum
- Ueno Royal Museum
- Ueno Zoo
- Yokoyama Taikan Memorial Hall
- Suzumoto Engeijo (Suzumoto Vaudeville Hall)
- Asakusa Vaudeville Hall
Colleges and universities edit
- Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music
- Ueno Gakuen University
Primary and secondary schools edit
Prefectural public high schools are operated by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Board of Education.
- Hakuo High School
- Asakusa High School
- Kuramae Technical High School
- Shinobugaoka High School
- Ueno High School
- Ueno Shinobugaoka High School
- Taito Commercial High School
- Taito Chuyakan High School
The school district of the metropolis also operates one metropolitan junior high school:
The Taito City Board of Education (台東区教育委員会) operates municipal elementary and junior high schools.
Municipal junior high schools:
- Asakusa Junior High School (浅草中学校)
- Hakuyo Junior High School (柏葉中学校)
- Komagata Junior High School (駒形中学校)
- Okachimachi Taito Junior High School (御徒町台東中学校)
- Sakurabashi Junior High School (台東区立桜橋中学校)
- Shinobugaoka Junior High School (忍岡中学校)
- Ueno Junior High School (上野中学校)
Municipal elementary schools:
- Asakusa Elementary School (浅草小学校)
- Fuji Elementary School (富士小学校)
- Heisei Elementary School (平成小学校)
- Higashi Asakusa Elementary School (東浅草小学校)
- Ishihama Elementary School (石浜小学校)
- Kanasogi Elementary School (金曽木小学校)
- Kinryu Elementary School (金竜小学校)
- Kuramae Elementary School (蔵前小学校)
- Kuromon Elementary School (黒門小学校)
- Matsuba Elementary School (松葉小学校)
- Negishi Elementary School (根岸小学校)
- Senzoku Elementary School (千束小学校)
- Shinobugaoka Elementary School (忍岡小学校)
- Taisho Elementary School (大正小学校)
- Taito Ikuei Elementary School (台東育英小学校)
- Tawara Elementary School (田原小学校)
- Tosen Elementary School (東泉小学校)
- Ueno Elementary School (上野小学校)
- Yanaka Elementary School (谷中小学校)
Public libraries edit
Taito operates several public libraries, including the Central Library, the Central Library Asakusabashi Branch, the Negishi Library, and the Ishihama Library. The Central Library is located in the first and second floors of the Lifelong Learning Center.
The city operates the Lifelong Learning Center, a complex including a multi-media room, a studio, and other facilities. The Central Library is on the first and second floors of the Lifelong Learning Center.
Eiken Chemical, a clinical diagnostics and equipment manufacturer, has its headquarters in Taito. Tokyo Ricoh Office Solution and Ricoh Technosystems, divisions of Ricoh, are headquartered in Taitō as of 2008. Chikumashobo, a publisher, has its headquarters in the Kuramae (蔵前) area of the ward.
- Taiyo Yuden, electronics and materials company in Ueno
- JR East
- Tōhoku Shinkansen, Jōetsu Shinkansen, Akita Shinkansen, Yamagata Shinkansen: Ueno Station
- Tōhoku Main Line
- Yamanote Line, Keihin-Tōhoku Line: Okachimachi, Ueno, Uguisudani Stations. Also, Nippori Station (on the boundary with Taitō)
- Utsunomiya Line, Takasaki Line: Ueno Station
- Jōban Line: Officially, the line begins at Nippori Station, although most trains start/terminate at Ueno Station
- Tokyo Metro
- Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Transportation
- Keisei Electric Railway Keisei Main Line: Keisei Ueno Station
- Tobu Railway Skytree Line: Asakusa Station
- Tsukuba Express: Shin-Okachimachi, Asakusa Stations
Sports and recreation edit
The City of Taito operates the Taito Riverside Sports Center. The center includes a gymnasium, tennis courts, two baseball fields for adults, one baseball field for children, one large swimming pool, one children's pool, and an athletic field. The gymnasium includes two courts, two budo halls, a Japanese-style archery range, a sumo ring, a training room, a table tennis room, an air-rifle shooting range, and a meeting room.
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- Taitō City Official Website (in Japanese)