Nakagyō-ku, Kyoto

Ward of Kyoto

Kyoto city hall

Location of Nakagyō-ku in Kyoto

Location of Nakagyō-ku in Japan

Coordinates: 35°0′36″N 135°45′5″E / 35.01000°N 135.75139°E / 35.01000; 135.75139Coordinates: 35°0′36″N 135°45′5″E / 35.01000°N 135.75139°E / 35.01000; 135.75139
Founded 1929
  Total 7.41 km2 (2.86 sq mi)
Highest elevation 77 m (253 ft)
Lowest elevation 46 m (151 ft)
Population (October 1, 2015)
  Total 109,341
  Estimate (2016) 110,430
  Density 15,000/km2 (38,000/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Nijo Castle in Nakagyō-ku is famous for architecture and gardens.

Nakagyō-ku (中京区) is one of the eleven wards in the city of Kyoto, in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. Its name means "central capital ward."

As of 2016, the ward has an estimated population of 110,430 people. Tourism, shopping, and entertainment are the primary sources of income in the area. The Kamo River flows through the district in the area known as Kawaramachi. The three most famous festivals of Kyoto, the Aoi Matsuri, the Gion Matsuri, and the Jidai Matsuri can all be seen in Nakagyō-ku. It is also home to several historical places and temples.


Historical population
1930 163,890    
1940 172,824+5.5%
1950 155,522−10.0%
1960 163,572+5.2%
1970 130,482−20.2%
1980 105,921−18.8%
1990 94,676−10.6%
2000 95,038+0.4%
2010 105,306+10.8%
2015 109,341+3.8%

Temples and landmarks


The ward is home to the headquarters of several companies:

Colleges and universities


  1. "Q-Games Contact." Q-Games. Retrieved on September 17, 2010. "Arte Oike 3F Oshinisinotouin-cho 612 Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan 604-0042."
  2. "Corporate Profile." Shimadzu Corp. Retrieved on April 16, 2014.
  3. "Company Profile." Nichicon Retrieved on June 12, 2015.
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