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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Asahi Seimei Daitabashi Building15built2002
Shuwa Shiba Park Building14built1982
Keikyu Building 114built
Bandai New Headquarters14built2002
Yamanote Building12built
Chitoku Building12built
NTT Otemachi Annex Building11built
L-Age Koishikawa20built
Shinjuku Washington Hotel Annex18built
Takebashi Union Building15built1979
Nihombashi Plaza Building14built
Grand Eagle Tamagawa Alivio19built2007
Hitachi Omori Second Annex Building15built
Yakult Headquarters16built
Roppongi View Tower20built
Plaza Motokaga Building G20built1985(1)
Aoyama Tower Building16built1969(1)
Iidabashi First Building14built2003
The Sasakawa Hall12built
Higashi-Yotsugi 4-chome Apartment Building 120built
Caesar Sky Tower Hakozaki20built1999
Grand Arc Hanzomon17built
Metropolitan Plaza Tobu Department Store16built1971
JBP Shiba Building15built
Iwanami Shoten Headquarters15built
Nisshin Building14built1993
Nibancho Garden14built2004
Hotel Lungwood13built
Zenkoku Choson Hall16built
The Stagio Park Front Tower20built2007
The Stagio Garden Front Tower20built2007
Ochanomizu Kyoun Building15built1990
Grande Maison Sangenjaya20built2004
International Medical Center of Japan16built
Yaesu Center Building14built
Kajima Headquarters Building14built2007
Ark Yagi Hills13built2001
Art Hotels Omori18built
Shinagawa Center Building14built
Ober Toyocho Southia20built2007
Edo-Tokyo Museum7built1993(1)
Aoyama Oval Building16built
Gakusei Engokai Building15built2001
Akasaka 1-chome Center Building14built1988(1)
The Cancer Institute Hospital of JFCR12built
Soar Tower Ichigaya no Oka19built2003
Tokyu Minami-Oi Building14built1994
Josuikai Building14built1970
Sumitomo Fudosan Kameido Building14built1994
Municipal Kirigaoka Area 1 Apartment 319built
Tokyo Fire Department Headquarters15built1976
Kayabacho First Building15built2002
Shiodome Annex Building9built2002
Sankyo Tokyo Headquarters14built1998
Meiji Seika Kyobashi Headquarters12built2004
Komagome Municipal Hospital14built
Ioi Insurance Company Headquarters14built
Shibuya Eins18built2001(1)
Senshu University Main Building15built
Tokyo Mega City Comfort Tower20built2004
Municipal Kirigaoka Area 1 Apartment 2719built2001
Core Stalle Nishi-Oi18built1986
Imperial Hotel Tokyo Main Building17built1970
Shionogi Shibuya Building16built1979
Nittobo Building14built1989
NTT Shinagawa Twins Data Building12built(1)
Toyo University Hakusan Campus16built
Tokyo Nishi-Ikebukuro Building14built1990
City Tower Takanawa - Takanawa Community P...18built1995
Kasahara Building Replacement13built2008
Mita 43 MT Building16built1983
Tokyo Metro Building14built1990
ATT New Building13built1992
Co-op Plaza13built1999
Tokyo Mega City Delight Tower20built2004
Tokyo Frontier City Urban Fort Entry Wing20built2007
Tokyo Frontier City Urban Fort Dear Wing20built2007
Tokyo Frontier City Urban Fort Bright Wing20built2007
Tokyo Frontier City Urban Fort Act Wing20built2007
Tokyo Frontier City Park & Parks Earth Court20built2007
Tokyo Frontier City Park & Parks Delight C...20built2007
Tokyo Frontier City Park & Parks Center Court20built2007
Tokyo Frontier City Park & Parks Aqua Court20built2007
Place Shirokane Bright Residence20built2005
Harumi 5-chome Plan West Site20built2009
Harumi 5-chome Plan East Site20built2009
Gran Hills Tokyo East20built2001
Famille Shinjuku Grand Suite Tower20built2002
Exage Kaigan20built2002
Tokyo East Core G Square19built2000
The Lions Ueno no Mori19built2008
Newton Place19built2004
Katsushika-ku Higashi-Kanamachi Project19built2009
Dia Palace Asukayama19built2006
City Tower Toyocho19built2008
13-6 Ichibancho Plan19built2008
HR Gotanda West Tower18built2005
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