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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Harumi Garden Plaza18built1999
Rivage Shinagawa16built1993(1)
Kachidoki Sun Square16built1996
Kyoritsu Women's Educational Institution15built
Juntendo University Building 915built1969
Oval Court Ohsaki Mark East14built2004
Nibancho Park Forest14built2004
Kudan Common Government Office Building No. 214built1986
Juntendo University Building 214built
Hosei University Graduate School14built
Barque Shibaura14built1992
Toyo High School13built1999(1)
Shinkiba Center Building12built1993
Hibiya Sankei Building12built1992
Tokyo International Forum11built1996
Bank of Japan Head Office New Building11built1973
Shin-Toyosu Transformer Substation10built2003
Yodobashi Akiba Building9built2005
Tokyo Big Sight8built1995(1)
Tokyo Front Court Deck Wing20built2005
Tokyo Front Court Canal Wing20built2005
Tokyo Front Court Blossom Wing20built2005
Tokyo Front Court Aqua Wing20built2005
Prive Blue Tokyo20built2005
Park House O-Tower20built2006
Gran Alt Toyosu Aqua Tower20built2001
Glorio Shirokane-Takanawa19built2004
Excellent Tower Nogizaka19built2004
Atlas Kasai View Sight19built2002
New TH Building18built2007
Kuipo Building15built2007
Lilio Building13built1996
Tokyo Prison12built
Nisshin Fire and Marine Insurance Company ...12built1999
Toranomon Seiwa Building11built2008
Nikko Palace Shirokane20built2008
Astina Tower Higashi-Shinjuku18built2006
Mitsubishi Research Institute Building15built1970
Toyocho Central Tower19built2004
Park House Kiyosumi-Shirakawa Station Side...20built2005
Park House Kiyosumi-Shirakawa Riverside Bu...20built2005
Shibuya First Place14built2005
QR Media Tower13built2006
Tokyo Metropolitan Art Space10built1990
Shisunabu Ikebukuro-Honcho19built1997
TIS Takeshiba Building10built2000
Shibaura 4-chome Mansion Construction19built2007
Roppongi Hills Hollywood Beauty Plaza15built2003
Meiji Milk Headquarters14built2001
Roppongi Hills Gate Tower12built2003
Tokyo Buildings East Shibuya Building14built1993
Hiroo Garden Forest Building A18built2009
City Terrace Mejiro18built2008
Alpha Grande Shinozaki Highrise18built2008
Tokyo Socio Grande19built2004
Tokyo Intermarks19built2005
Konnocho Residence Mansion Replacement Plan17built2008
Lions Tower Takenotsuka Garden19built2003
Tokyo Regional Immigration Bureau12built
Livio Gotanda Pragma G Tower17built2005
Kyowa Exeo Corporation Headquarters14built1999
Starzen Shinagawa Building13built2001
ENEOS Toranomon Building13built1997
Tokyo Art Club Building12built1991
Murata Manufacturing Tokyo Branch12built1999
Shizuoka Newspaper Company Building12built1967(2)
BX Building12built2004
Shibuya Garden Front14built2003
Itabashi Ward Office14built
Tokyo Green Hotel Suidobashi16built2008
Shinagawa Prince Hotel Main Tower16built1974
Hotel Okura Tokyo Annex13built1973
Forefront Tower II13built1994(1)
Leben Rivale Tokyo La Torre18built2006
Tokyo Bayview14built1980
Park Mansion Chidorigafuchi15built2004
Kasuga Tower Building12built1990(1)
Maronnier Gate12built2007
Hotel Mets Shibuya14built2001
Sumitomo Realty Takadanobaba Building14built1993
JFE Shoji Building13built1972
Tokyo Frontier City Urban Fort Center Wing18built2007
Toyoko Inn Shinagawa-eki Takanawa-guchi14built1999
Sakura Muromachi Building12built1993
NSS2 Building12built1993(1)
Jingumae Residence18built2013
Itopia Hamarikyu14built1979(1)
Star Court Toyosu18built2007
South Port Shinagawa Building12built1994
Kabuto 54 Kami-Ikebukuro Building12built1993
Ikebukuro Police Station12built1992
Marunouchi Mitsui Building11built1981(1)
Kamematsu Building11built2008
Ace First Building11built1999
Sumitomo Realty Hibiya Building12built1980(1)
Forme Koishikawa14built1990
Lexel Nippori Mansion16built2008
CJ Building13built1972
MF Building14built1997
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