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Chōfu is a city located in Tokyo Metropolis, in the central Kantō region of Japan., the city had an estimated population of 228,663 and a population density of 10,590 per km². Its total area was 21.58sqkm.GeographyChōfu is approximately in the south-center of Tokyo Metropolis, approximately 20 kilometers from downtown Tokyo, on the Musashino Terrace bordered by the floodplains of the Tama River and the Iruma River.Surrounding municipalitiesTokyo MetropolisSetagaya-kuMitakaFuchuKoganeKomaeInagiKawasakiHistoryThe area of present-day Chōfu has been inhabited since Japanese Paleolithic times, and numerous remains from the Jōmon, Yayoi and Kofun periods have been discovered. During the Nara period, it became part of ancient Musashi Province. During the Sengoku period, the area was frequently contested between the Late Hōjō clan and Uesugi clan. During the Edo period, the area prospered as a post station on the Kōshū Kaidō and as a center for sericulture.Find what you're looking for from your Chofu holiday, by planning the whole thing with us using our handy Japan planner.
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