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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 Realty Shiba-Koen Tower30built2001(1)
NTT Data Shinagawa Building27built2003(1)
River City 21 River Point Tower40built1989(2)
Park City Chuo Minato The Tower36under construction
Mizuho Bank Headquarters32built1980(2)
D Tower Nishi-Shinjuku29under construction
Brillia Tower Ueno Ikenohata38under construction
Shibuya Cross Tower32built1975(1)
City Tower Shinjuku Shintoshin37built2005
Shinjuku Toho Buildingbuilt2015
Shinjuku Kokusai Building - Hilton Tokyo38built1984(1)
River Harp Tower Building 239built2000(1)
The Center Tokyo38built2007
Sunshine City Prince Hotel37built1980(2)
Tomin Tower Shinonome36built1996(1)
City Tower Azabu-Juban36built2009(1)
Park Court Azabu-Juban The Tower36built2010(1)
Imperial Hotel Imperial Tower31built1983
Akasaka Park Building30built1993(1)
STEC Information Building27built1992(1)
Shiba-koen 1-Chome Building Project22under construction
City Tower Kanamachi37built2016
River City 21 East Tower37built1991(1)
Hibiya Kokusai Building31built1981(1)
Osaki West City Towers East Building39built2009(1)
Osaki Station West Central Area Redevelopm...39built2009(1)
NTT Shinjuku Head Office Building30built1995(1)
Tennozu Central Tower27built1994(1)
DNP Gotanda Building25built2006(1)
Shiodome Sumitomo Building25built2004(1)
Toyosu IHI Building25built2006
Harmony Square29built1997
Sumida Tower West Building28cancelled
Tokyo Medical and Dental University Dental...26built2009
City Tower Takanawa35built2004
Shinsei Bank Headquarters21destroyed(1)
Catherina Mita Tower Suite East Ark36built2006
Harumi Island 3-chome West District B Project33built2015
Toyosu 2-3 Chome 2-1 Redevelopment - Build...23under construction
Dai Nippon Printing Ichigaya Factory Redev...21built2015(1)
Tower Residence Tokyo37built2008(1)
Tokyo Square Garden24built2013(1)
Municipal Public Housing Shiomi 1-Chome Ap...36built2001
Shinjuku L Tower31built1989(1)
Shin Tokyo Takeda Building24built2017
FUJI TV Headquarters25built1996(1)
Shinjuku Square Tower31built1994(1)
Shinjuku Monolith Building30built1990(1)
Tokyo Sea South Blanc Phare36built2004
The Towers Daiba West33built2006(1)
The Towers Daiba East33built2006(1)
Sumitomo Shibuya First Tower26built2010(1)
Hosei University Boissonade Tower37built2000
Keidanren Kaikan23built2009(1)
Ginza Mitsui Building24built2005(1)
City Tower Ikebukuro West Gate34built2010
Sumitomo Fudosan Shibuya Garden Tower24built2012(1)
Coredo Nihombashi20built2004(1)
Tennozu Yusen Building25built1994
Nagatacho 2-chome Plan29built2010
Tokyo Bay Triple Tower Project Tower III33under construction
Tokyo Bay Triple Tower Project Tower II33under construction
Tokyo Bay Triple Tower Project Tower I33under construction
Setagaya Business Square29built1993
Fukoku Seimei Headquarters29built1980(1)
Naka-Meguro Gate Town Tower25built2002(1)
Ueno Matsuzakaya New South Building23built2017
Sumitomo Fudosan Shiodome Hamarikyu Building21built2009(1)
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 Tower34built2016
Asahi-Tokai Building29built1971(2)
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 Redevelopment28stale proposal
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
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