Higashi-ku (東区) is a ward of the city of Sakai in Osaka Prefecture, Japan. The ward has an area of 10.48 km² and a population of 85,263. The population density is 8,136 per square kilometer. The name means "East Ward."
The wards of Sakai were established when Sakai became a city designated by government ordinance on April 1, 2006.
- 東区役所のホームページ : 堺市ホームページ (Ward office official home page) (Retrieved on June 23, 2009)
- Ward office official webpage (in Japanese)