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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Sony City20built2006(1)
Galleria Grande27built2006
Bunkyo-ku Myogadani Station Front Area Dev...25built2009
Glorio Tower Sugamo29built2006
New Pier Takeshiba South Tower21built1995
Shinagawa Tower Face30built2005(1)
Pacific Tower Meguro Fudomae30built2007
Brillia Tower Osaki29built2007
Art Village Osaki View Tower28built2007
Le Cinq Osaki City Tower27built2006
Art Village Osaki Central Tower22built2006
Tokyo Telecom Center21built1995(1)
Akihabara Plan19built2009
Roppongi 7-chome Mansion Replacement28built2009
Nishi-Shinjuku Seven City Redevelopment Plan26built2008
Fukagawa Gatharia Tower North Building22built2007
Fukagawa Gatharia Tower South Building21built2003
Sumitomo Shoji Mitoshiro Building20built2006
Toppan Forms Building19built2003
Tokyo Sumitomo Twin Building East24built1988(1)
Tokyo Sumitomo Twin Building West21built1988(1)
Horizon Mare Ariake27built2005
City Tower Osaki Station Front29built2004
The River Place East Tower28built2004
Nichirei Higashi-Ginza Building22built1991(1)
Metropolitan Plaza Building22built1994
Casio Computers Co. Ltd. Head Office22built1997
Park Court Toranomon Atago Tower30built2008
Mid-Southern Residence Gotenyama27built2007
The River Place West Tower28built2005
Prism Tower27built2009
Asukayama Tower & Residence Project30built2016
Triton Square Urban Tower28built2001
Atlas Tower Kita-Senju26built2004
Onarimon Tokyo Jikei Medical School New Bu...22built1999
Toranomon 2-chome Tower21built1999(1)
TOC Ariake21built2006
Mare Higashi-Azabu Tower27built2008
Nerima Yumeria View Tower27built2002
Myamano Tower27built2007
Lions Yotsuya Tower Gate29built2007
Station Front Tower30built2000
Leadence Tower28built2001
Granpark Heights28built1996
Tokyo Ward Governmental Hall21built
Kanda-Sudacho Plan19built2009
Tour Jaune Komazawa-koen30built2000
Lietocourt Arx Tower27built2007
Tower Residence Yotsuya23built2002
UrbanNet Otemachi Building22built1990
Elsa Setagaya Tower & Residence29built2006
Shinjuku Washington Hotel25built1986
Nakano Sun Cuore Tower26built1994
Shinjuku Eastside Square20built2011
Toppan Forms Koishikawa Building21built
Famille Tsukishima Grand Suite Tower30built2002(1)
Nishi-Kanda Cosmos Building25built
Hikarigaoka Park Town Odori Central Buildi...30built1992
Municipal Housing Yokokawa 5-chome28built1999
Shibaura Square Tower21built1989
Shinjuku Eins Tower29built2004
Aomi Frontier Building21built1996
Nippori Einstower28built2005
Asahi Beer Tower22built1990(1)
Arca Towers Kinshicho Arca West22built1997
Arca Towers Kinshicho Arca Central22built1997
Pacific Tower Roppongi27built2004
Proud Tower Higashi-Gotanda25built2008
Crowne Plaza Hotel Metropolitan25built1985
Akasaka Nakanomachi Building 224built
Emieru Tower Takenotsuka27built2005
Ginza Tower25built2003
Tobu Hotel Levant Tokyo24built
Arca Towers Kinshicho Tokyo Marriott Hotel...24built1997
Yokoso Rainbow Tower23built1995(1)
Tokyo Alba Tower31built2002
Aoyama M's Tower25built2008
Shinjuku Prince Hotel25built1977(1)
Shin-Aoyama Building West Wing23built1978(1)
Shin-Aoyama Building East Wing23built1978(1)
Station Port Tower25built2007
Sumitomo Seimei Tsukiji Building23built1985(1)
Nerima Ward Office21built1996(1)
Hikarigaoka Park Town Promenade Block 10 B...30built1989(1)
Tokyo Seimei Head Office Building20built1988
T & D Financial Building20built1989
Proud Tower Futako-Tamagawa27built2006
Cosmo Tokyo Bay Tower26built2000
Citenubu Kita-Senju 3030built1990
Atlas Tower Koishikawa28built2004
Osaki New City Building 3 Nissay Building21built1987(1)
Kita-Shinagawa ON Building21built1990
Shin-Ochanomizu Building22built1981(1)
Kosha Tower Komatsugawa30built1993
Park City Suginami Central Tower28built2000
City Tower Ikebukuro26built2003
Sunwood Mita Parkside Tower25built2005
Hotel Kaiyo22built1992
Tokyo Jikei Medical School Building 118built2002
Central Residence City Tower Ikebukuro26built2003
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