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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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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
Kanda-Neribeicho District Redevelopment20under construction
Kitanomaru Square26built2006
The Peninsula Tokyo24built2007
Ioi Insurance Building24built1989
Nishi-Shinjuku Mitsui Building27built1999(1)
Shinjuku Bunka Quint Building23built2003
Searea Odaiba Area 1 Building 123built2000
Shibuya-ku Udagawacho Project21under construction
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
Dogenzaka 1-chome Station Front Redevelopment18under construction
National Cancer Center Chuo Hospital19built1999
The Park Tower Tokyo South30built2001
Yamato Seimei Building26built1984(1)
The Crest Tower32built2004
Lions Tower Tsukishima32built2005
Kasuga Korakuen Station District Redevelop...23under construction
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
Nanpeidai Project21under construction
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)
Holland Hills Mori Tower24built2004
Shibuya Mark City West23built2000
KDDI Otemachi Building23built1990(1)
Taito-ku Ikenohata 2-chome Plan30built2010
Park Court Roppongi Hill Top27built2012(1)
Hibiya Central Building24built1983(1)
Branz Tower Minami-Senju29built2010
SEAVANS South24built1991(1)
SEAVANS North24built1991(1)
NTT Shinagawa Twins Annex Building24built1993(1)
Bell Tower Municipal Housing33built1999
Otemachi First Square - West23built1996
Otemachi First Square - East23built1998
Park House Shiba Tower23built2004
Acro City Towers G Port32built1992
ADK Shochiku Square23built2002
Tomin Tower Minami-Senju 4-Chome32built1999
Alpha Grande Koiwa Sky 1st29built2015
N.Y.T. Atlas Tower Nishi-Shinjuku28built2006
Park Court Aoyama The Tower26under construction
Nihombashi-Muromachi East Area Development...18built2009
Park Tower Shibaura Bayward Urban Wing29built2005
Park Tower Shibaura Bayward Ocean Wing29built2005
Tokyo Park Tower29built2003
Akasaka Tameike Tower25built2000
Daido Seimei Kasumigaseki Building20built2003
Tennozu View Tower33built1995(1)
Pacific Tower Atagoyama31built2007
Searea Odaiba Area 3 Building 433built1996
Central Residence Shinjuku City Tower31built2001
Prospect Axe The Tower Shinjuku32built2006
Tokyo Prince Hotel Park Tower30built2005
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