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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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Sumitomo Fudosan Shibuya Garden Tower24built2012(1)
Coredo Nihombashi20built2004(1)
Tennozu Yusen Building25built1994
Nagatacho 2-chome Plan29built2010
Setagaya Business Square29built1993
Fukoku Seimei Headquarters29built1980(1)
Naka-Meguro Gate Town Tower25built2002(1)
Ueno Matsuzakaya New South Building23under construction
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
Global Front Tower34under construction
Asahi-Tokai Building29built1971(1)
Brillia Ariake City Tower33built2015
Gakushu Kenkyusha Gotanda New Headquarters24built2009(1)
Brillia Mare Ariake Tower & Garden33built2009
City Tower Ariake33built2010
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 Plan34built2011
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
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Head O...23built2010
Marunouchi 1-chome Area Redevelopment Plan23built2010
River City 21 Shinkawa35built1995
Koto-ku Shirakawa 4-chome Project36built2009
East Commons Kiyosumi-Shirakawa Central Tower33built2006
The Grand Millennia Tower & Suite31built2015
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(1)
Jingumae Project23under construction
Toranomon Kotohira Tower26built2004(1)
Public Servants' Residence Shinonome36built2011
Park Tower Meguro28built2007
Nishi-Shinagawa 1-Chome Redevelopment Tower I24under construction
Palace Hotel Replacement Plan23built2011
Kioicho Garden Tower26built1989(1)
Mitsubishi Shoji Building21built2006
DN Tower 2121built1995(1)
Park City Toyosu Building B32built2008
Aoyama OM-SQUARE25built2008
Trade Pier Odaiba24built2001(1)
Shiba-Koen Project24built2010
Daiba Frontier Building23built1995(1)
D'Grafort Kiyosumi-Shirakawa Sparkling Tower32built2008
East Commons Kiyosumi-Shirakawa Front Tower32built2005
Midtown Tokyo East25built2007(1)
Le Meridien Grand Pacific Daiba30built1998
National Center of Sciences Building23built1999(1)
Grande Maison Shirokane no Mori The Tower35built2015
Higashi-Ueno 2-Chome Plan24built2015
Unison Tower31built2007
Toranomon Towers Office23built2006
Le Meridien Pacific Tokyo30built1971
Shiodome Shibarikyu Building21built2006
Shin-Gofukubashi Building21built1979(1)
Minami-Senju 4-Chome Apartments33built2000
Shinjuku 6-chome S Area Plan32proposed
Park Tower Shinagawa Bayward32built2006
Municipal Public Housing Shinonome 2-Chome...32built1995
Kitanomaru Square26built2006
The Peninsula Tokyo24built2007
Ioi Insurance Building24built1989
Nishi-Shinjuku Mitsui Building27built1999(1)
Shinjuku Bunka Quint Building23built2003
Searea Odaiba Area 1 Building 123built2000
Tomin Tower Daiba Area 1 Building 232built2000
Central Government Building No. 526built1984
I-Mark Tower32built2003
Tokyo MI Building27built1991
Tomin Tower Daiba Area 3 Building 233built1996
Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ Bank Head Office24built1980(2)
Nishi-Waseda Park Tower31built1993
BAYZ Tower & Garden31under construction
Mita NN Building24built1995(1)
Ochanomizu Sola City23built2013(1)
Nittochi Nishi-Shinjuku Building23built2002(1)
Kyobashi 2-chome Area 16 Building A22built2011
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