Wards of Japan

A ward (, ku) is a subdivision of the cities of Japan that are large enough to have been designated by government ordinance.[1] Wards are used to subdivide each city designated by government ordinance ("designated city"). The 23 special wards of Tokyo Metropolis have a municipal status, and are not the same as other entities referred to as ku, although their predecessors were.

Administrative divisions
of Japan
Prefectural
Prefectures
Sub-prefectural
Municipal
Sub-municipal

Wards are local entities directly controlled by the municipal government. They handle administrative functions such as koseki registration, health insurance, and property taxation. Many wards have affiliated residents' organizations for a number of tasks, although these do not have any legal authority.

List of wards

WardJapaneseCityArea (km2)
Chūō中央区Chiba44.69
Hanamigawa花見川区Chiba34.19
Inage稲毛区Chiba21.22
Midori緑区Chiba66.25
Mihama美浜区Chiba21.20
Wakaba若葉区Chiba84.21
Chūō中央区Fukuoka15.39
Hakata博多区Fukuoka31.62
Higashi東区Fukuoka69.36
Jōnan城南区Fukuoka15.99
Minami南区Fukuoka30.98
Sawara早良区Fukuoka95.87
Nishi西区Fukuoka84.16
Hamakita浜北区Hamamatsu66.50
Higashi東区Hamamatsu46.29
Kita北区Hamamatsu295.54
Minami南区Hamamatsu46.84
Naka中区Hamamatsu44.34
Nishi西区Hamamatsu114.71
Tenryū天竜区Hamamatsu943.84
Aki安芸区Hiroshima94.08
Asakita安佐北区Hiroshima353.33
Asaminami安佐南区Hiroshima117.24
Higashi東区Hiroshima39.42
Minami南区Hiroshima26.30
Naka中区Hiroshima15.32
Nishi西区Hiroshima35.61
Saeki佐伯区Hiroshima225.22
Asao麻生区Kawasaki23.25
Kawasaki川崎区Kawasaki39.53
Miyamae宮前区Kawasaki18.61
Nakahara中原区Kawasaki14.74
Saiwai幸区Kawasaki10.01
Takatsu高津区Kawasaki16.36
Tama多摩区Kawasaki20.50
Kokurakita小倉北区Kitakyushu39.23
Kokuraminami小倉南区Kitakyushu171.74
Moji門司区Kitakyushu73.67
Tobata戸畑区Kitakyushu16.61
Wakamatsu若松区Kitakyushu71.31
Yahatahigashi八幡東区Kitakyushu36.26
Yahatanishi八幡西区Kitakyushu83.13
Chūō中央区Kobe28.97
Higashinada東灘区Kobe34.02
Hyōgo兵庫区Kobe14.68
Kita北区Kobe240.29
Nada灘区Kobe32.66
Nagata長田区Kobe11.36
Nishi西区Kobe138.01
Suma須磨区Kobe28.93
Tarumi垂水区Kobe28.11
Chūō中央区Kumamoto25.45
Higashi東区Kumamoto50.19
Kita北区Kumamoto115.34
Minami南区Kumamoto110.01
Nishi西区Kumamoto89.33
Fushimi伏見区Kyoto61.66
Higashiyama東山区Kyoto7.48
Kamigyō上京区Kyoto7.03
Kita北区Kyoto94.88
Minami南区Kyoto15.81
Nakagyō中京区Kyoto7.41
Nishikyō西京区Kyoto59.24
Sakyō左京区Kyoto246.77
Shimogyō下京区Kyoto6.78
Ukyō右京区Kyoto292.07
Yamashina山科区Kyoto28.70
Atsuta熱田区Nagoya8.20
Chikusa千種区Nagoya18.18
Higashi東区Nagoya7.71
Kita北区Nagoya17.53
Meitō名東区Nagoya19.45
Midori緑区Nagoya37.91
Minami南区Nagoya18.46
Minato港区Nagoya45.63
Mizuho瑞穂区Nagoya11.22
Moriyama守山区Nagoya34.01
Naka中区Nagoya9.38
Nakagawa中川区Nagoya32.02
Nakamura中村区Nagoya16.30
Nishi西区Nagoya17.93
Shōwa昭和区Nagoya10.94
Tenpaku天白区Nagoya21.58
Akiha秋葉区Niigata95.38
Chūō中央区Niigata37.75
Higashi東区Niigata38.62
Kita北区Niigata107.72
Kōnan江南区Niigata75.42
Minami南区Niigata100.91
Nishi西区Niigata94.09
Nishikan西蒲区Niigata176.55
Higashi東区Okayama160.53
Kita北区Okayama450.70
Minami南区Okayama127.48
Naka中区Okayama51.25
Abeno阿倍野区Osaka5.98
Asahi旭区Osaka6.32
Chūō中央区Osaka8.87
Fukushima福島区Osaka4.67
Higashinari東成区Osaka4.54
Higashisumiyoshi東住吉区Osaka9.75
Higashiyodogawa東淀川区Osaka13.27
Hirano平野区Osaka15.28
Ikuno生野区Osaka8.37
Joto城東区Osaka8.38
Kita北区Osaka10.34
Konohana此花区Osaka19.25
Minato港区Osaka7.86
Miyakojima都島区Osaka6.08
Naniwa浪速区Osaka4.39
Nishi西区Osaka5.21
Nishinari西成区Osaka7.37
Nishiyodogawa西淀川区Osaka14.22
Suminoe住之江区Osaka20.61
Sumiyoshi住吉区Osaka9.40
Taishō大正区Osaka9.43
Tennōji天王寺区Osaka4.84
Tsurumi鶴見区Osaka8.17
Yodogawa淀川区Osaka12.64
Chūō中央区Sagamihara36.87
Midori緑区Sagamihara253.68
Minami南区Sagamihara38.11
Chūō中央区Saitama8.39
Iwatsuki岩槻区Saitama49.17
Kita北区Saitama16.86
Midori緑区Saitama26.44
Minami南区Saitama13.82
Minuma見沼区Saitama30.69
Nishi西区Saitama29.12
Omiya大宮区Saitama12.80
Sakura桜区Saitama18.64
Urawa浦和区Saitama11.51
Higashi東区Sakai10.49
Kita北区Sakai15.60
Mihara美原区Sakai13.20
Minami南区Sakai40.39
Naka中区Sakai17.88
Nishi西区Sakai28.61
Sakai堺区Sakai23.65
Atsubetsu厚別区Sapporo24.38
Chūō中央区Sapporo46.42
Higashi東区Sapporo56.97
Kita北区Sapporo63.57
Kiyota清田区Sapporo59.87
Minami南区Sapporo657.48
Nishi西区Sapporo75.10
Shiroishi白石区Sapporo34.47
Teine手稲区Sapporo56.77
Toyohira豊平区Sapporo46.23
Aoba青葉区Sendai302.24
Izumi泉区Sendai146.61
Miyagino宮城野区Sendai58.19
Taihaku太白区Sendai228.39
Wakabayashi若林区Sendai50.86
Aoi葵区Shizuoka1,073.76
Shimizu-清水区Shizuoka265.09
Suruga駿河区Shizuoka73.05
Aoba青葉区Yokohama35.22
Asahi旭区Yokohama32.73
Hodogaya保土ケ谷区Yokohama21.93
Isogo磯子区Yokohama19.05
Izumi泉区Yokohama23.58
Kanagawa神奈川区Yokohama23.73
Kanazawa金沢区Yokohama30.96
Kōhoku港北区Yokohama31.40
Kōnan港南区Yokohama19.90
Midori緑区Yokohama25.51
Minami南区Yokohama12.65
Naka中区Yokohama21.20
Nishi西区Yokohama7.03
Sakae栄区Yokohama18.52
Seya瀬谷区Yokohama17.17
Totsuka戸塚区Yokohama35.79
Tsurumi鶴見区Yokohama33.23
Tsuzuki都筑区Yokohama27.87

Special wards of Tokyo

The special wards of Tokyo are not normal wards in the usual sense of the term, but instead an administrative unit governed similar to cities.

WardJapaneseMetropolisArea (km2)
Adachi足立区Tokyo53.25
Arakawa荒川区Tokyo10.16
Bunkyō文京区Tokyo11.29
Chiyoda千代田区Tokyo11.66
Chūō中央区Tokyo10.21
Edogawa江戸川区Tokyo49.90
Itabashi板橋区Tokyo32.22
Katsushika葛飾区Tokyo34.80
Kita北区Tokyo20.61
Kōtō江東区Tokyo40.16
Meguro目黒区Tokyo14.67
Minato港区Tokyo20.37
Nakano中野区Tokyo15.59
Nerima練馬区Tokyo48.08
Ōta大田区Tokyo60.66
Setagaya世田谷区Tokyo58.05
Shibuya渋谷区Tokyo15.11
Shinagawa品川区Tokyo22.84
Shinjuku新宿区Tokyo18.22
Suginami杉並区Tokyo34.06
Sumida墨田区Tokyo13.77
Toshima豊島区Tokyo13.01
Taitō台東区Tokyo10.11

References

  1. “Statistical Handbook of Japan 2008” by Statistics Bureau, Japan Archived 2013-02-07 at the Wayback Machine Chapter 17: Government System (Retrieved on July 4, 2009)
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