Musashino, Tokyo


Musashino City Hall



Location of Musashino in Tokyo


Coordinates: 35°43′3.8″N 139°33′57.8″E / 35.717722°N 139.566056°E / 35.717722; 139.566056Coordinates: 35°43′3.8″N 139°33′57.8″E / 35.717722°N 139.566056°E / 35.717722; 139.566056
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Tokyo
  Total 10.98 km2 (4.24 sq mi)
Population (February 2016)
  Total 143,686
  Density 13,090/km2 (33,900/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
• Tree Magnolia kobus, Zelkova serrata, Cornus florida
• Flower Lespedeza, Lithospermum purpurocaeruleum, Orychophragmus, Azalea, Daphne odora, Narcissus, Hibiscus mutabilis, Ipomoea nil, Chrysanthemum
Phone number 0422-51-5131
Address 2-2-28 Midori-cho, Musashino-shi, Tokyo 180-8777
Inokashira Park

Musashino (武蔵野市 Musashino-shi) is a city located in the western portion of Tokyo Metropolis, in the central Kantō region of Japan. As of 1 February 2016, the city had an estimated population of 143,868 and a population density of 13,090 persons per km². Its total area was 10.98 square kilometres (4.24 sq mi).[1]


Musashino is located in the Musashino Terrace of central Tokyo Metropolis, bordered by the 23 Special Wards of Tokyo.

Musashino is composed of the following neighborhoods: Kichijoji Kitamachi, Kichijoji Higashicho, Kichijoji Honcho, Kichijoji Minamicho, Kyonancho, Gotenyama, Sakai, Sakurazutumi, Sekimae, Nakacho, Nishikubo, Midoricho, and Yahatacho.[2] Kichijōji includes the source of the Kanda River.

Surrounding municipalities

Sun Road in Kichijōji


The area of present-day Musashino was part of ancient Musashi Province. In the post-Meiji Restoration cadastral reform of July 22, 1878, the area became part of Kitatama District in Kanagawa Prefecture. The village of Musashino was created on April 1, 1889 with the establishment of municipalities law. Kitatama District was transferred to the administrative control of Tokyo Metropolis on April 1, 1893. Musashino was elevated to town status in 1928.Nakajima Aircraft Company has an aircraft engine plant in Musashino, which became a target for American bombers in World War II. Musashino was elevated to city status on November 3, 1947.


Musashino is largely a bedroom community for central Tokyo.

The anime and manga company Coamix has its headquarters in the Kichijōji neighborhood of Musashino.[3] At one time Studio Ghibli was located in Kichijōji.[4] The animation studio J.C.Staff has its headquarters in Musashino.[5]

The electrical engineering and software company Yokogawa Electric has its headquarters in Nakacho, Musashino.


Universities and colleges

Primary and secondary schools

International schools




Local attractions

Sister cities


  1. 武蔵野市. Retrieved 2016-05-28.
  2. Mapion. 住所一覧から地図を検索 > 関東 > 東京都 > 武蔵野市 地図. Retrieved 2012-02-01.
  3. "事業概要." "【住所】 [出版コンテンツ事業部(編集部)・キャラクター事業部・総務部] 〒180-0004 東京都武蔵野市吉祥寺本町 2-4-14 メディ・コープビル8 3F TEL/0422-29-0414(代表) FAX/0422-29-0413"
  4. "The Animerica Interview: Takahata and Nosaka: Two Grave Voices in Animation." Animerica. Volume 2, No. 11. Page 11. Translated by Animerica from: Takahata, Isao. Eiga o Tsukurinagara, Kangaeta Koto ("Things I Thought While Making Movies") Tokuma Shoten, 1991. Originally published in Animage, June 1987. This is a translation of a 1987 conversation between Takahata and Akiyuki Nosaka. "Kichijoji is the Tokyo area where "Studio Ghibli," frequent Takahata collaborator Hayao Miyazaki's studio, is located.[...]—Ed."
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  6. "Spring School Program 2011 Application Form" (Archive). Little Angels International School. Retrieved on March 9, 2015. "Little Angels International School 4-9-15, Honcho, Kichijoji, Musashino-shi, Tokyo 180-0004 (〒180-0004 東京都武蔵野市吉祥寺本町4-9-15)"
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