Miyamae-ku (宮前区) is one of the 7 wards of the city of Kawasaki in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. As of 2010, the ward had an estimated population of 217,251 and a density of 11,670 persons per km². The total area was 18.61 km².
|Established||April 1, 1972|
|• Total||18.61 km2 (7.19 sq mi)|
|• Density||11,670/km2 (30,200/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)|
|- Flower||Cosmos (flower)|
|Address||2-20-5 Miyamaedaira, Miyamae-ku Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa-ken|
|Website||Miyamae Ward Office|
Miyamae Ward is located in eastern Kanagawa Prefecture, in the south-center portion of the city of Kawasaki, bordering on Yokohama.
Archaeologists have found numerous Kofun period remains at numerous locations in what is now Miyamae-ku, indicating a long period of human settlement. Under the Nara period Ritsuryō system, it became part of Tachibana District Musashi Province. In the Edo period, it was administered as tenryō territory controlled directly by the Tokugawa shogunate, but administered through various hatamoto. Due to its proximity to Edo, it was primarily an agricultural and horticultural area supplying produce to the city. After the Meiji Restoration, the area was divided into Miyamae Village and Mukaoka Village within Tachibana District in the new Kanagawa Prefecture on April 1, 1889. These areas were annexed by the neighboring city of Kawasaki in 1938. The area became part of a huge government sponsored housing project from the 1950s and 1960s. In April 1972, the area became part of Takatsu Ward with the division of the city of Kawasaki into wards. In July 1982, Miyamae Ward was separated from Takatsu Ward.
Miyamae Ward is largely a regional commercial center and bedroom community for central Kawasaki and Tokyo.
Miyamae-ku Guidebook (宮前区ガイドブック), 2005. [ISBN unspecified]; municipal publication