Nerima is at the northwestern part of Tokyo. Its agricultural lands yield large cabbage productions.
The ward combines residential, commercial, and leisure developments, but is less dense and greener than other parts of Tokyo. New buildings are a mix of large apartment towers and medium-rise small apartments called manshons. The number of registered foreign residents here is among the highest in Tokyo.
Nerima is known as the birthplace of anime (animated production) and manga (printed comics).