Kansai Science City (?, Kansai Bunka-gakujutsu-kenky?-toshi) is an unincorporated city located in the Keihanna Hills (, Keihanna ky?ry?), a border region between Kyoto, Osaka, and Nara Prefectures in Kansai region, Japan. It is about 25 km south from the city of Kyoto, 30 km east from the city of Osaka. The name is commonly shortened to Keihanna Science City (, Keihanna Gakken-toshi) or Gakken-toshi (?). The city was constructed to help the advancement of creative arts, sciences, and research, as well as to spur the creation of new industries and cultures.
Kansai Science City is located in portions of the following eight cities (?, shi) and towns (?, ch?), in three prefectures:
Out of these, Seika in Kyoto Prefecture is completely inside the Kansai Science City.
The overall area of the Kansai Science City is 150 km², with an estimated population of 410,000. There are 12 "Culture and Scientific Research Districts" within the Kansai Science City, encompassing 36 km², with an estimated population of 210,000.
This article was translated from a portion of the corresponding article in the Japanese Wikipedia, retrieved on December 10, 2006.