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Koganei

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Specialty Museums · Parks · Sacred & Religious Sites
Koganei is a city located in the western portion of Tokyo, in the central Kantō region of Japan., the city had an estimated population of 121,516 and a population density of 10,750 persons per km². Its total area was 11.30sqkm.GeographyGeographically, the city lies approximately at the center of Tokyo, and is located about 20 kilometers west of Shinjuku, where Tokyo Metropolitan Government has its headquarters. It is flanked on the north and the south by two large parks. To the north is Koganei Park, which includes the Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum, a branch of the Edo-Tokyo Museum located in Ryōgoku, Tokyo. To the south is Nogawa Park and Tama Cemetery.Surrounding municipalitiesChōfuMitakaMusashinoFuchūKokubunjiKodairaNishitokyoHistoryThe area of present-day Koganei 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 Koganei 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. Koganei was elevated to town status in 1937, and to city status in 1958.
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Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum ©
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Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
Tokyo Metropolitan Koganei Park ©
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Tokyo Metropolitan Koganei Park
4.4
Duration: 1 hour
Kahenomori Art Museum
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Kahenomori Art Museum
5.0
Duration: 1 hour
Musashino Park ©
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Musashino Park
4.1
Duration: 1 hour

Side trips from Koganei

Ghibli Museum Mitaka ©
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Ghibli Museum Mitaka Mitaka
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
Kichijoji ©
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Kichijoji Musashino
4.4
Duration: 1 hour
Jindai-ji Temple ©
Historic Site
Jindai-ji Temple Chofu
4.2
Duration: 1 hour
Inokashira Park ©
Scenic Walking Area
Inokashira Park Musashino
4.3
Duration: 1 hour

Hidden gems in Koganei

TUAT Science Museum ©
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TUAT Science Museum
4.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
Higako Place
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Higako Place
4.0
Duration: 1 hour
Nukui Shrine ©
Religious Site
Nukui Shrine
3.7
Duration: 1 hour
Kodakara Yu ©
Landmark
Kodakara Yu
3.9
Duration: 1 hour

Historic Sites in Koganei

Koganei Shrine ©
Religious Site
Koganei Shrine
3.3
Duration: 1 hour
Yaegaki Inari Shrine ©
Religious Site
Yaegaki Inari Shrine
3.2
Duration: 1 hour
Konzoin Temple ©
Historic Site
Konzoin Temple
2.9
Duration: 1 hour
Sanko-in ©
Religious Site
Sanko-in
3.0
Duration: 1h 30 min

Shopping in Koganei

Ito-Yokado Musashi Koganei ©
Shopping Mall
Ito-Yokado Musashi Koganei
3.2
Duration: 1 hour
Chisan Marche Musashikoganei
Farmers Market
Chisan Marche Musashikoganei
3.0
Duration: 1 hour
Nonowa Higashikoganei ©
Shopping Mall
Nonowa Higashikoganei
2.3
Duration: 1 hour

Parks in Koganei

Sorosenen
Park
Sorosenen
2.5
Duration: 1 hour
Rokujizo Kogane no Mizu
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Rokujizo Kogane no Mizu
2.2
Duration: 1 hour
Yokuonkan Park ©
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Yokuonkan Park
2.0
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