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 (5th term)





10.16 km2
22st largest of 23 wards in Tokyo


217,233 (as of April 1, 2023)
Men: 107,871 Women: 109,362

Upper tier

Tokyo Metropolis

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

From opening to the end of March, 2023: YuinoMoriArakawa Library, 3,596,521 visitors

Official website

Source:Arakawa City website; 2022 Pocketbook on Ward Administration; 2022 Overview of Ward Administration; Watashi-no Benricho, published November 2021; Arakawa City Master Plan (FY2017–FY2026)

(As of May, 2023)