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Katsushika City
Shibamata Taishaku-ten in Katsushika
Shibamata Taishaku-ten in Katsushika
Flag of Katsushika
Official seal of Katsushika
Location of Katsushika in Tokyo Metropolis
Location of Katsushika
Katsushika is located in Japan
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 35°44′N 139°51′E / 35.733°N 139.850°E / 35.733; 139.850Coordinates: 35°44′N 139°51′E / 35.733°N 139.850°E / 35.733; 139.850
PrefectureTokyo Metropolis
 • MayorKatsunori Aoki (since December 2009)
 • Total34.80 km2 (13.44 sq mi)
 (October 1, 2020[1])
 • Total453,093
 • Density13,019/km2 (33,720/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+09:00 (JST)
City hall address5-13-1 Tateishi, Katsushika-ku, Tokyo

Katsushika (葛飾区, Katsushika-ku) is a special ward located in Tokyo, Japan. The ward calls itself Katsushika City in English.

As of May 1, 2015, the ward has an estimated population of 444,356, and a population density of 12,770 people per km². The total area is 34.80 km².


Katsushika Ward is at the east end of Tokyo Metropolis. It is on an alluvial plain and it is low above sea level.

The ward office (Katsushika city hall) is located at Tateishi.


Katsushika has boundaries with three wards of Tokyo: Adachi, Edogawa and Sumida. The cities of Matsudo in Chiba Prefecture, and Misato and Yashio in Saitama Prefecture form the northeast border of the ward.


Major rivers in Katsushika include the Edogawa, Arakawa and Ayasegawa. Nakagawa and Shin-nakagawa flows through the ward.

Districts and neighborhoods


Katsushika District was originally a division of Musashi Province. When the province was divided and reconfigured, the district was partitioned between Kita-Katsushika District (within Saitama Prefecture), Higashi-Katsushika District (within Chiba Prefecture) and the remainder was based in Tokyo Prefecture. Minami-Katsushika District conformed today's Katsushika Ward proper, plus Edogawa, Koto and Sumida wards.

On October 1, 1932, the former Minami-Katsushika District of what was then known as Tokyo Prefecture, and its seven towns and villages, merged and became part of the old Tokyo City.

The special ward was founded on March 15, 1947.

Katsushika contains the Kasai Shrine, Narihira Santosen Temple, the "Bound Jizō" of Ōoka Echizen, and Shibamata Taishakuten, selected as one of the 100 Soundscapes of Japan and 100 Landscapes of Japan (Heisei era).


Takara Tomy has its headquarters in Katsushika.[2]

Government and infrastructure

Tokyo Detention House

The Tokyo Detention House, a correctional facility, is in the ward.[3] One of Japan's seven execution chambers is located there.[4]


Colleges and universities

Metropolitan schools

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Board of Education operates public high schools.

Special school:

Municipal schools

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Katsushika City Board of Education operates public elementary and junior high schools.

Municipal junior high schools:[12]

Elementary schools include:[13]

Special schools:




Sister cities

Katsushika has sister-city relationships with Fengtai District in Beijing, China, and with Floridsdorf, a district of Vienna, Austria.[citation needed]

Notable people

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Notable works set in Katsushika

The longest-running manga series in history, Kochira Katsushika-ku Kameari Kōen-mae Hashutsujo takes place in Katsushika. The neighborhood of Shibamata is the home of Tora-san, the protagonist of the long-running Otoko wa Tsurai yo film series, played by Kiyoshi Atsumi. A statue of Tora-san stands outside of Shibamata Station.[15] Other notable works set in Katsushika are the television series Kamen Rider Hibiki and the film Long Vacation. A statue of Captain Tsubasa main character, Tsubasa Ozora, is also located there, as the fictional town of Nankatsu was inspired by Katsushika itself.


  1. ^ "Population by District". Tokyo Statistical Yearbook. Retrieved 2022-07-15.
  2. ^ "Corporate Information Archived 2010-03-30 at the Wayback Machine." Takara Tomy. Retrieved on March 16, 2010.
  3. ^ "Diet members tour execution chamber." The Japan Times. Thursday July 24, 2003. Retrieved on August 27, 2010.
  4. ^ Lendon, Brad. "Japan reveals long-secretive execution process." CNN. August 27, 2010. Retrieved on August 27, 2010.
  5. ^ 東京都立葛飾商業高等学校. Retrieved 10 April 2018.
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  9. ^ 東京都立南葛飾高等学校. Retrieved 10 April 2018.
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  11. ^ 東京都立葛飾盲学校. Retrieved 10 April 2018.
  12. ^ "区立中学校リンク集" (in Japanese). Katsushika City. Retrieved 2022-11-12.
  13. ^ "区立小学校・特別支援学校リンク集" (in Japanese). Katsushika City. Retrieved 2022-11-12.
  14. ^ 二宮和也 [Kazunari Ninomiya] (in Japanese). Tower Records Japan. Retrieved February 22, 2018.
  15. ^ "Follow in the footsteps of Japans beloved Tora-san". BBC Travel. Retrieved 19 October 2018.