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 Garden Terrace Kioicho A36built2016
Tokyo Nihonbashi Tower35built2015(1)
Park City Toyosu Building A52built2008(1)
Keio Plaza Hotel47built1971(3)
Sumitomo Fudosan Mita Twin Building West43built2006(1)
Akasaka Biz Tower39built2008(2)
Marunouchi Building37built2002(2)
Kachidoki The Tower53built2016
W-Comfort Towers East Tower54built2004(1)
Park Tower Harumi48under construction
Marunouchi Trust Tower Main Building37built2008(1)
Deux Tours Canal & Spa Tower II51built2015(1)
Deux Tours Canal & Spa Tower I51built2015(1)
Otemachi Financial City South Tower35built2012(1)
Shiodome Media Tower34built2003(3)
Kasumigaseki Common Gate West Building38built2007(2)
Nihonbashi 2-Chome Redevelopment Towers C31under construction
Harumi Island Triton Square Tower Y40built2000(2)
The Parkhouse Harumi Towers Tiaro Residence49built2015
Tokyo Shiodome Building37built2005(1)
Park Axis Aoyama 1-chome Tower46built2007(1)
Royal Park Shiodome Tower38built2003(3)
City Towers Toyosu The Twin North Tower50built2009(1)
Kyobashi Edogrand32built2016
Marunouchi Park Building35built2009(2)
Park Court Akasaka Hinokicho The Tower44under construction
Otemachi 2-Chome Redevelopment Tower B33under construction
Shibaura Island Air Tower48built2007(1)
JT Building35built1995(2)
The Parkhouse Harumi Towers Krono Residence49built2014
msb Tamachi Tower A32under construction
Bay City Harumi Sky Link Tower49built2009(1)
Shibaura Island Grove Tower49built2007(1)
Otemachi Financial City Grand Cube31built2016
Central Park Tower La Tour Shinjuku45built2010
Shinjuku Station New South Entrance Building33built2015(1)
Central Park Tower La Tour Shinjuku46built2010(1)
Shibaura Island Bloom Tower48built2008(1)
Capital Mark Tower47built2007(1)
Sapia Tower35built2007(1)
Yebisu Garden Place Tower40built1994(1)
City Towers Toyosu The Twin South Tower48built2009(1)
Shinjuku Front Tower35built2011(2)
Toshiba Building40built1984(3)
Triton View Tower50built1998(1)
Tokyo Twin Parks Right Wing47built2002(3)
Tokyo Twin Parks Left Wing47built2002(3)
Naka-Meguro Atlas Tower45built2009(2)
Waterras Tower41built2013(1)
Toyosu Center Building37built1992(2)
Marunouchi Kitaguchi Building29built2004(1)
KDDI Building32built1974(2)
Tokyo Building33built2005(2)
Metropolitan Government Building Tower 234built1991(2)
Tokyo World Trade Center Building40built1970(2)
Akasaka Tower Residence45built2008(1)
Shinjuku Maynds Tower34built1995(1)
Shibaura Island Cape Tower48built2006(1)
Chuo Hospital Building34cancelled
Shinjuku Garden Tower38built2016
Sumida Tower East Building35cancelled
Sumitomo-Re Nishi-Shinjuku 6-Chome Project34under construction
OH-1 Project Tower A30under construction
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)
Toshima Project33under construction
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)
Nissay Hamamatsucho Crea Tower29under construction
Shinagawa Season Terrace32built2015
Plaza Tower Kachidoki43built2004(1)
Harumi Island Triton Square Tower Z35built2000(2)
Tokyo Dome Hotel43built2000(1)
The Toyosu Tower43built2008
Mita Miyako Hotel Redevelopment42cancelled
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)
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