Keihanna Science City
|Kansai Science City|
Keihanna Plaza in Seika
|Founded by||Azuma Okuda|
|o Total||15,410 ha (38,080 acres)|
(April 1, 2019)
|o Density||1,600/km2 (4,200/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+9 (JST)|
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. The name is commonly shortened[a] to Keihanna Science City (, Keihanna Gakken-toshi) or Gakken-toshi (?). The name Keihanna is constructed by extracting a representative kanji from Kyoto, Osaka, and Nara. It is about 25 kilometers (16 mi) south of the city of Kyoto and 30 kilometers (19 mi) east of the city of Osaka. 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 154 square kilometers (59 sq mi), with an estimated population of 250,000. There are 12 "Cultural and Academic Research Zones" within the Kansai Science City, encompassing 33 square kilometers (13 sq mi), with an estimated population of 100,000. Seika & Nishikizu is the central district of this city. Fugenji and Kita-Tawara are science districts in land use adjustment.
|Jurisdiction||Osaka Prefecture||Kyoto Prefecture||Nara Prefecture||Total|
|Area||15.10 km2||14.70 km2||15.50 km2||24.42 km2||25.66 km2||23.62 km2||14.60 km2||20.50 km2||154.10 km2|
|Cultural and Academic Research Zone||Himuro & Tsuda (0.74 km2)||Seika & Nishikizu (5.06 km2)||Takayama (3.33 km2)|
|Kiyotaki & Muroike (3.40 km2)||Heijo & Soraku (6.26 km2)|
|Tanabe (1.00 km2)||Kizu (7.37 km2)|
|Minami-Tanabe & Komada (3.44 km2)||Heijo Palace Site (1.42 km2)|
|Tawara (1.27 km2)||Fugenji||Kita-Tawara|
About 100 minutes by bus from Kansai International Airport.
This article was translated from a portion of the corresponding article in the Japanese Wikipedia, retrieved on December 10, 2006.