Congress Report
Photo: Nara City Sightseeing Information Center, Kofuku-ji Temple
Photo taken by Tatehiko Yano
Arakawa City

Head of Provincial Government

Mr. Taiichiro Nishikawa, Mayor
Assumed mayorship of Arakawa City on November 14, 2004 (currently 4rd term)





10.16 km2
22st largest of 23 wards in Tokyo


214,603(as of April 1, 2018)
Men: 106,753 Women: 107,850

Upper tier

Tokyo Prefecture

Geographic features

Arakawa City is located in the northeast of 23 wards in Tokyo. The City Office (Arakawa 2-chome) is located at 35° 43’ 58” N, 139° 47’11” E.

Arakawa City stretches east-west, with the Sumida River flowing along the city’s northeastern area, and includes areas such as Minami-Senju, Arakawa, Machiya, Higashi-Ogu, Nishi-Ogu, Higashi-Nippori and Nishi-Nippori.

Main industries

Printing and related businesses, metal products, leather and leather products


•City’s tree: Cherry
•City’s flower: Azalea

Number of visitors

April 29, 2018: Kawanote Arakawa Festival, 50,000 visitors
FY2017 The end of March: YuinoMoriArakawa Library, 706,085 visitors

Official website

Source: Arakawa City website; 2017 Pocketbook on Ward Administration; 2017 Overview of Ward Administration; Watashi-no Benricho, published October 2016; Arakawa City Master Plan (FY2017–FY2026)

(As of May, 2018)