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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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Name|Floors|Status|Year|Drawings
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)
Hotel Sofitel Tokyo26destroyed(1)
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
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
Name|Floors|Status|Year|Drawings
Hirakawacho Mori Tower24built2009(1)
Shakujii-Koen Peerless Tower33built2002
Favorich Tower31built2006
Gate City Ohsaki West Tower24built1998
Gate City Ohsaki East Tower24built1998
Shinagawa Prince Hotel Executive Tower32built2002
Nihombashi Nomura Tower21proposed
IBM Hakozaki Building25built1989(1)
Jimbocho Mitsui Building23built2003
Tokyo Kaijo Building25built1974(2)
Asakusa View Hotel27built1985
Tokyo Garden Terrace Tower II26under construction
YURAKUCHO ITOCiA21built2007
Ebisu Garden Terrace Building 132built1994
Resona Maruha Building24destroyed(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
I-Tower30built2002
Akihabara UDX22built2006(1)
Holland Hills Mori Tower24built2004
Shibuya Mark City West23built2000
KDDI Otemachi Building23built1990(1)
Name|Floors|Status|Year|Drawings
Taito-ku Ikenohata 2-chome Plan30built2010
Hibiya Central Building24built1983(1)
Branz Tower Minami-Senju29proposed
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
N.Y.T. Atlas Tower Nishi-Shinjuku28built2006
Otemachi Financial Center24destroyed
Nihombashi-Muromachi East Area Development...18proposed
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
Pacific Tower Atagoyama31built2007
Searea Odaiba Area 3 Building 433built1996
Central Residence Shinjuku City Tower31built2001
Name|Floors|Status|Year|Drawings
Prospect Axe The Tower Shinjuku32built2006
Tokyo Prince Hotel Park Tower30built2005
Chiyoda Ward Office23built2007(1)
Laguna Tower31built2005
Park Tower Higashi-Nakano30built2007
Yaesu First Financial Building20built2007
Storia Shinagawa31built2003(1)
Senior Work Tokyo - Tomin Tower Iidabashi ...25built1996
Mitsui Sumitomo Kaijo Surugadai Building25built1984(1)
Sumitomo Nakano-Sakaue Building24built1999
Sailor Komatsugawa Building 1033built1990
Itabashi View Tower32built2001
Meguro Gajoen Alco Tower19built1991
Moto-Azabu Hills Forest Tower29built2002
Lietocourt Natsumezaka30built2008
Tennozu Park Side Building22built1995
Futako-Tamagawa Rise Tower and Residence B...28built2010(1)
Futako-Tamagawa Rise Tower and Residence B...28built2010(1)
Classy Tower Higashi-Nakano27built2015
Hitachi Software Tower A23built2002
TEPCO Building22built1997(1)
Shin-Saiwaibashi Building22built1996
Hitachi Software Tower B22built2002
Shibuya Infos Tower21built1998(1)
G1 Building21built1976
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