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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Toranomon 2-10 Project Tower B13under construction
Sumitomo Fudosan Takanawa Park Tower20built1994
Tabata Asuka Tower19built1993
Bureau Shinagawa24built2003
Tomin Tower Senju 5-Chome21built
White Tower Hamamatsucho24built2008
Shinagawa Crystal Square20built1994
Jinnan Cho 1-Chome Project New Building22under construction
Tokyo Medical University Hospital19built
Hibiya Dai Building21built1989
JX Building20destroyed(1)
Sumida Ward Office19built1990(1)
Nittetsu ND Tower17built1994
City Heights Konan Ward-Managed Housing24built1996
Shiba 5-Chome Project18under construction
Koiwa Station North Exit Redevelopment Bui...24built2007
Hotel Nikko Tokyo16built1995
Crevia Tower Ikedayama23built2016
I-Town Rapier22built1994
Tokyo Minato Construction Office19built
Villeneuve Tower Komazawa23built1999
Nihon University College of Science and Te...18under construction
Tokyo Eins Riverside Tower24built2004
Nissay Aroma Square18built
Koraku Mori Building19built2000
Harumi Front17built2012(1)
Shinagawa Tower Residence25built2015
Nakano-Sakaue Central Building18built1992
Ebisu Business Tower18built2003
Pier City Shibaura16built1993
Center Machiya22built1996
Tokyo Citytelier25built2005
Secom Headquarters18built
Iidabashi Central Plaza20built1984
Tokyo-to Kenko Plaza Hygeia18built1993
Okubo Hospital18built1993
Shinagawa Seaside South Tower18built2004
Oji Paper Headquarters15built1991
Shinagawa Seaside West Tower18built2004
Orix Akihabara Building19built2005
Park House Tamagawa South Building 323built1993
City Tower Ebisu23under construction
Tokyo Hall Chiyoda Building20built
Tornare Nihombashi-Hamacho Office Tower18built2005
Sophia Tower17built2016
Japan Patent Office16built
Ryoshin Hamarikyu Building20destroyed(1)
CS Tower18built1992
Park Tower Akihabara21built2006
Shinjuku 3-chome East Building14built2007
Brillia Tower Shinagawa Seaside22built2006
Kokugakuin University Gakujutsu Media Center18built2008
Remm Roppongi21built2017
Grand Hyatt Tokyo21built2001
Nishi-Toyama Tower Homes South Tower25built1988
Nishi-Toyama Tower Homes North Tower25built1988
Nishi-Toyama Tower Homes Central Tower25built1988
Sky City Toyosu Bayside Tower24built1997
Konan 4-chome 3rd Apartment Building 424built2006
Shinagawa Glass Residence20built2007
The Itoyama Tower18built1997(1)
Shin-Nikko Building19built1988
Itabashi Sun City G25built1980
Harumi View Plaza24built1996
TBS Broadcasting Center20built1995
Tri-Seven Roppongi18built2016
Municipal Housing Kachidoki 1-chome Apartm...18built
Shibuya Hommachi 3-chome Plan17built2008
Shinjuku South Entrance Project16under construction
Shinjuku I-Land Wing Building16built1994
National Cancer Center New Building14built2017
Jiji Press Headquarters Building14built
Toyosu 2-3 Chome 2-1 Redevelopment - Build...proposed
Shinjuku Yamabukicho Eins Tower24built2008
City Tower Yotsuya24built2004
Grand Suite Toranomon21built2007
JR Tokyu Meguro Building17built2002
Chiyoda First Building East17built1998
Ciels Garden L Tower25built2003
Sumitomo Fudosan Mita Building Plan15built2016
Omori Large Scale Park Side Tower Project23under construction
Park Tower Tokyo East23built
Ryogoku City Core18built1992
Hibiya Chanter18built
Nishi-Azabu Mitsui Building Park West Tower19built1988
Yurakucho Denki South Building18built1975
Fuji Film Nishi-Azabu Building18built1969(1)
Nihombashi Hakozaki Building17built
Omori Prost City Residence25built2005
World Kita-Aoyama Building14built2007
Hamarikyu Park Side Place17built2002
Ikebukuro Park Tower23built1999
Forest of Owl22built
Meiji University Academy Commonbuilt2003
Famille Shimo-Shimmei24built
Hikarigaoka Park Town Odori South 7-8-1 Bu...25built
Zexel Building18built
Rise Arena Building15built2007
Leaf Court Azabu25built2003
Luxia Shinagawa Porto Citta22built2004
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