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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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Shiodome Building24built2007
Tokyo ANA Tower36built1986(1)
Kogakuin University Shinjuku Building29built1989(1)
Sumitomo Realty Shiba-Koen Tower30built2001(1)
NTT Data Shinagawa Building27built2003(1)
River City 21 River Point Tower40built1989(2)
Mizuho Bank Headquarters32built1980(2)
Shibuya Cross Tower32built1975(1)
City Tower Shinjuku Shintoshin37built2005
Hotel Gracery Shinjukuunder construction
Shinjuku Kokusai Building - Hilton Tokyo38built1984(1)
River Harp Tower Building 239built2000(1)
The Center Tokyo38built2007
Sunshine City Prince Hotel37built1980(2)
Tomin Tower Shinonome36built1996(1)
Shibuya Higashi 1-chome Plan26under construction
City Tower Azabu-Juban36built2009(1)
Park Court Azabu-Juban The Tower36under construction
Imperial Hotel Imperial Tower31built1983
Akasaka Park Building30built1993
STEC Information Building27built1992(1)
River City 21 East Tower37built1991(1)
Hibiya Kokusai Building31built1981
Osaki West City Towers East Building39built2009(1)
Osaki Station West Central Area Redevelopm...39built2009(1)
NTT Shinjuku Head Office Building30built1995
Tennozu Central Tower27built1994(1)
DNP Gotanda Building25built2006(1)
Shiodome Sumitomo Building25built2004(1)
Toyosu IHI Building25built2006
Harmony Square29built1997
Tokyo Medical and Dental University Dental...26built2009
City Tower Takanawa35built2004
Shinsei Bank Headquarters21built1993(1)
Catherina Mita Tower Suite East Ark36built2006
Tower Residence Tokyo37built2008(1)
Tokyo Square Garden24built2013(1)
Municipal Public Housing Shiomi 1-Chome Ap...36built2001
Shinjuku L Tower31built1989(1)
FUJI TV Headquarters25built1996(1)
Shinjuku Square Tower31built1994(1)
Shinjuku Monolith Building30built1990(1)
Tokyo Sea South Blanc Phare36built2004
The Towers Daiba West33built2006
The Towers Daiba East33built2006
Hosei University Boissonade Tower37built2000
Keidanren Kaikan23built2009(1)
Ginza Mitsui Building24built2005
City Tower Ikebukuro West Gate34under construction
Sumitomo Fudosan Shibuya Garden Tower24built2012(1)
Coredo Nihombashi20built2004(1)
Tennozu Yusen Building25built1994
Nagatacho 2-chome Plan29under construction
Shirokanedai 2-chome Kyodo Reconstruction ...35proposed
Setagaya Business Square29built1993
Fukoku Seimei Headquarters29built1980(1)
Naka-Meguro Gate Town Tower25built2002(1)
Marunouchi 1-chome Area Redevelopment Plan23proposed
Sumitomo Fudosan Shiodome Hamarikyu Building21built2009
Tower Court Kita-Shinagawa36built2008
Daikanyama Address - The Tower36built2000
Well Tower Fukagawa35built2002
Aoyama Park Tower34built2003
Panasonic Electric Works Tokyo Headquarter...24built2004(2)
New Marunouchi Center Building24built2004
Toyosu Canal Wharf Tower West36built2002
Toyosu Canal Wharf Tower East36built2002
Asahi-Tokai Building29built1971(1)
Gakushu Kenkyusha Gotanda New Headquarters24built2009(1)
Brillia Mare Ariake Tower & Garden33built2009
City Tower Ariake33under construction
Sun City Ginza East32built2006
NTT DoCoMo Sumida Building27built2003(1)
Meiji University Liberty Tower23built1998
River City 21 Kosha Tower Tsukuda37built1990(2)
River City 21 City Front Tower31built1991(1)
JAL Building26built1996
Ariake TT Plan34under construction
Roppongi 1-chome South Area Redevelopment28proposed
Shinjuku Green Tower Building29built1986(1)
Tokyo Takarazuka Theatre19built2000
Sphere Tower Tennozu28built1993
Mita International Building26built1975(1)
Century Hyatt Tokyo28built1980
Shinjuku Dai-Ichi Seimei Building26built1980
River City 21 Shinkawa35built1995
Koto-ku Shirakawa 4-chome Project36built2009
East Commons Kiyosumi-Shirakawa Central Tower33built2006
Kita-Aoyama Project25built2008
My Atria Tokyo Placious Tower32built2006
Dear Marks Capital Tower35built2001
Izumi Garden Residence32built2002
Tokyo Gas Co. Headquarters27built1984(1)
Ariake Frontier Building21built1996
Kodansha Head Office26built2000
NBF Platinum Tower26built2005(1)
NTT DoCoMo Nakano Building21built1976
Jingumae Project23on hold
Toranomon Kotohira Tower26built2004(1)
Public Servants' Residence Shinonome36under construction
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