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Kokubunji is a city located in the western portion of Tokyo Metropolis, in the central Kantō region of Japan., the city had an estimated population of 122,787 and a population density of 10,710 persons per km². Its total area was 11.46sqkm.GeographyKokubunji is located on the Musashino Terrace of western Tokyo, approximately in the geographic centre of Tokyo Metropolis.Surrounding municipalitiesTokyo MetropolisFuchuKunitachiTachikawaKodairaKoganeiHistoryThe area of present-day Kokubunji was part of ancient Musashi Province, and was the site of the Nara period Provincial temple of that province. In the post-Meiji Restoration cadastral reform of 1878, the area became part of Kitatama District in Kanagawa Prefecture. The village of Kokubunji 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. Kokubunji was elevated to town status in 1940, and to city status on November 3, 1964.Add Kokubunji and other Japan destinations to your travel plans using our Japan online itinerary planner.
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