A fictional area of Western Tokyo where Ichigo Kurosaki lives.
Karakura Town is home to the human characters in Bleach. It is described to be an average sized town in suburban Tokyo, like Honjo City which was used as a model for this town.
It is the size of one spirit mile. Due to recent events, it has become a highly spiritually active area, making it a target for Aizen and the Arrancars to create the kings key. Notable locations include the Kurosaki Clinic, Urahara's Shop, and the High School attended by Ichigo.
Rukia Kuchiki was the Shinigami assigned to Karakura Town in the beginning of the series. It is also crucial to Aizen's plots later in the series.
Zennosuke Kurumadani is the current Shinigami in charge of guarding Karakura Town.