Tokyo was founded in 1457 under the name Edo and was a quiet town with a small population. This changed in 1603 when the Tokugawa Shogunate moved the seat of government to Edo. As a result the population increased substantially. After the collapse of the shogunate in 1868 and the establishment of a modern national government, the emperor took up official residence in Edo and moved the capital to Edo from Kyoto. The city was renamed Tokyo, meaning “Eastern Capital,” to reflect the change.

Tokyo was a regular city like any other in Japan until 1943, when the prefectural and municipal governments were merged. Because of this, Tokyo is not technically a city but rather an entire prefecture made up of 23 special independent wards, 26 additional cities and towns, and several islands stretching as far as 350 km out into the Pacific Ocean. The head of the municipal government is located in Shinjuku Ward, and provides prefectural administration over the cities and islands, as well as limited municipal administration for the shared services of the 23 wards, such as water, sewage, and fire services. Each of the 23 wards has its own government administration and is more or less analogous to an independent city, complete with an elected mayor.

Note that this page represents only the 23 special wards of Tokyo, and none of the other cities in Tokyo prefecture.

Total Area of the 23 wards: 621.49 km²

Ward List: Adachi-ku, Arakawa-ku, Itabashi-ku, Edogawa-ku, Ota-ku, Katsushika-ku, Kita-ku, Koto-ku, Shinagawa-ku, Shibuya-ku, Shinjuku-ku, Suginami-ku, Sumida-ku, Setagaya-ku, Taito-ku, Chuo-ku, Chiyoda-ku, Toshima-ku, Nakano-ku, Nerima-ku, Bunkyo-ku, Minato-ku, Meguro-ku

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Tokyo World Trade Center Building40built1970(2)
Akasaka Tower Residence45built2008(1)
Shinjuku Maynds Tower34built1995(1)
Shibaura Island Cape Tower48built2006(1)
Shinjuku Garden Tower38built2016
Nippon Seimei Marunouchi Building28built2004(2)
Apartment Tower Kachidoki45built2011
Concieria Nishi-Shinjuku Tower's West44built2008(1)
Tornare Nihombashi-Hamacho47built2005(1)
W-Comfort Towers West Tower45built2005(1)
Roppongi Hills Residences C43built2003(2)
Roppongi Hills Residences B43built2003(2)
Brillia Tower Tokyo45built2006(1)
Prudential Tower38built2002(2)
Tokyo Skytree East Tower31built2011(1)
Akasaka K-Tower30built2011(1)
Park Court Akasaka The Tower43built2009(1)
Atago Green Hills Forest Tower42built2001(2)
Kasumigaseki Common Gate East Building33built2007(2)
Cross Air Tower41built2013(1)
Kasumigaseki Building36built1968(2)
Shinagawa Season Terrace32built2015
Plaza Tower Kachidoki43built2004(1)
Harumi Island Triton Square Tower Z35built2000(2)
Tokyo Dome Hotel43built2000(1)
The Toyosu Tower43built2008
Otemachi Financial City North Tower31built2012(2)
Takanawa The Residence47built2005(1)
Toranomon Towers Residence41built2006(1)
Ark Mori Building37built1986(2)
City Towers Toyosu The Symbol45built2010(1)
Station Garden Tower40built2008
Park Tower Gran Sky44built2010(1)
Garden Air Tower35built2003(2)
Shinagawa East One Tower32built2003(1)
Shiba-Koen First Building35built2000(1)
Futako-Tamagawa Rise Tower & Residence Tow...42built2010(1)
Odakyu Southern Tower35built1998(2)
Air Rise Tower42built2007(1)
JR East Japan Building28built1997(3)
Granpark Tower34built1996(1)
Nihon Keizai Shimbun Tokyo Headquarters Bu...31built2009(1)
Taiyo Seimei Shinagawa Building30built2003(1)
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation East T...29built2015(1)
Otemachi Park Building29built2016
Marunouchi Eiraku Building27built2012(1)
The Roppongi Tokyo Club Residence39built2011
Shinagawa Grand Central Tower32built2003(1)
Pacific Century Place32built2001(1)
Iidabashi Grand Bloom30built2014(1)
Sumitomo Realty Iidabashi First Tower34built2010
Park Court Chiyoda Fujimi Tower40built2014(1)
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Building28built2003(2)
Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corporation...30built2003(2)
Shiroyama JT Trust Tower37built1991(1)
Canon S Tower29built2003(1)
Akihabara Dai Building31built2005(1)
Toyosu Center Building Annex33built2006(1)
BEACON Tower Residence41built2009
Meiji Yasuda Seimei Building30built2004(1)
Fujisoft Akihabara Building31built2007(1)
Saint Lukes Residence Tower38built1994(2)
Tokyo Sankei New Building31built2000(3)
Bunkyo Civic Center28built1994(1)
Canal First Tower42built2008(1)
NTT DoCoMo Shinagawa Building29built2003(1)
Ginza Kabukiza29built2013(1)
River City 21 East Towers II43built2000(1)
Hotel New Otani Tokyo Tower40built1974(1)
Sumitomo Fudosan Aobadai Tower34built2009(1)
Shinagawa Intercity Tower A32built1998(2)
Toyosu Ciel Tower40built2006
Apple Tower44built2007(1)
Shinagawa V-Tower43built2003(1)
Shinagawa Prince Hotel New Tower39built1994
Osaki Bright Tower31built2015
Regale Nihombashi-Ningyocho39built2007
Shirokane Tower42built2005(1)
East Core Hikifune Nibankan41built2009
Kita-Shinagawa 5-Chome Redevelopment Proje...40built2015
City Tower Shinagawa43built2008(1)
ThinkPark Tower30built2007(1)
New Tekko Building 131built2015
World City Towers Capital Tower43built2007(1)
World City Towers Breeze Tower43built2007(1)
Station Plaza Tower36built2009
Sumitomo Fudosan Nishi-Shinjuku Building33built2009(1)
Shinagawa Intercity Tower C32built1998(2)
Shinagawa Intercity Tower B32built1998(2)
Olinas Tower31built2006
River City 21 Skylight Tower40built1990(2)
Toyosu ON Building30built1992
World City Towers Aqua Tower41built2006(1)
The Tower Grandia38built2004(1)
Keio Plaza Hotel South Building35built1980(1)
Tokyo Times Tower40built2004(1)
Roppongi T-CUBE27built2003
Venasis Kanamachi Tower Residence41built2009
Kawadacho Comfo Garden Building C41built2003
Royal Parks Tower Minami-Senju39built2008
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