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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River City 21 City Front Tower31built1991(1)
JAL Building26built1996
Ariake TT Plan34built2011
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(1)
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 Tower23built2017
Toranomon Kotohira Tower26built2004(1)
Public Servants' Residence Shinonome36built2011
Park Tower Meguro28built2007
Palace Hotel Replacement Plan23built2011
Kioicho Garden Tower26built1989(1)
Mitsubishi Shoji Building21built2006
DN Tower 2121built1995(1)
Park City Toyosu Building B32built2008
Aoyama OM-SQUARE25built2008(1)
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
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. 526built1983(1)
Hibiya Park Front22built2017
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 & Garden31built2016
Mita NN Building24built1995(1)
Ochanomizu Sola City23built2013(1)
Nittochi Nishi-Shinjuku Building23built2002(1)
Kyobashi 2-chome Area 16 Building A22built2011
Ebisu Prime Square Tower22built1997
National Cancer Center Chuo Hospital19built1999
The Park Tower Tokyo South30built2001
Yamato Seimei Building26built1984(1)
The Crest Tower32built2004
Lions Tower Tsukishima32built2005
Famille Nishi-Gotanda East Building31built2004
Tokyo Residence29built2003
Roppongi Grand Tower Residence27built2016(1)
Hirakawacho Mori Tower24built2009(1)
Shakujii-Koen Peerless Tower33built2002
Favorich Tower31built2006
Gate City Ohsaki West Tower24built1998(1)
Gate City Ohsaki East Tower24built1998(1)
Shinagawa Prince Hotel Executive Tower32built2002
Nihombashi Nomura Tower21built2009(1)
IBM Hakozaki Building25built1989(1)
Jimbocho Mitsui Building23built2003
Tokyo Kaijo Building25built1974(2)
Ebisu Garden Terrace Building 132built1994
Asakusa View Hotel27built1985(1)
Park Tower Ikebukuro East Place31built2008
Tokyo Public Housing Konan 4-Chome Apartme...29built1995
JR Cargo Headquarters Daiwa House Tokyo Bu...23built1999(1)
Daiichi Hotel Tokyo21built1993
Kokusai Fashion Center25built2000
Akihabara UDX22built2006(1)
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