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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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Park Tower Tokyo Front23built2004
Orix Headquarters Building18built
Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Building16built2006
Green Prism Tower24built2005
Royal Park Hotel Tokyo18built1990
JFE Building18destroyed
Toyosu 1-chome Plan23built2008
Integral Tower Obayashi18built1993
Koishikawa Park Tower23built1991
Trinity Shibaura24built1988
Oval Court Ohsaki Mark West17built2004
Prefectural Meeting Hall15built
Kokusai Shin-Akasaka West Building18built1980(1)
Japan Kenzai Group Headquarters18built2007
Showa University Hospital Entry Ward17built1980
Takashimaya Times Square14built1996(1)
NHK Science & Technical Research Laborator...14built2001
Museum of Maritime Sciencebuilt1974
Forefront Tower18built1991(1)
Juntendo University Building 117built
Roppongi Ark Towers East25built1986
Kita-Shinjuku 3-chome Project24built2008
Sumitomo Realty Sarugakucho Building17built1992
Tomin Tower Tamagawa 2-chome25built1998
Sun Towers Center Building18built1992
NT Building17built1996
Omori Bellport Building E18built
Omori Bellport Building D18built
Omori Bellport Building B18built
Omori Bellport Building A Isuzu Motors Hea...18built
Tokyo Medical and Dental University Annex ...17built1996
Okuma Memorial Tower17built2006
Fujisawa Building17built1986(1)
Twin City Machiya Municipal Housing22built1998
Tokyo Daiya Building 515built1990
METI Building18built1984(1)
Ebisu Neonart18built1994
La Tour Kagurazaka24built2002
Kajima Corporation Headquarters Building 221destroyed
Sumitomo Realty Shinagawa Building17built1994
Sumitomo Realty Kudan Building15built2006
Marunouchi Chuo Building14built
Nishi-Waseda City Tower23built1999
Sophia University Building 218built2005
Shinbashi 4-Chome Project15under construction
Nichirei Akashicho Building18built1988
Omori Master Place24built1998
DIC Building18destroyed
Akihabara Center Place Building16built2007
Yurakucho Marion14built
Tokyo Club Building14built2007
REMM Akihabara Hotel18built2008
Ishima Building18built
Kokusai Akasaka Building20built
Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department Headq...18built1980(1)
Shiba NBF Tower18built
Public Housing Seishin-Minami Heights Buil...23built
Public Housing Seishin-Kita Heights Buildi...23built
Public Housing Seishin-Kita Heights Buildi...23built
Gentle Air Jingumae22built2007
NS Building (Shimbashi Embujo)17built
Crescent Tokyo View Tower24built2005
Shibaura Square Heights23built1989
Across Meguro Tower22built2003
Japan Amway Headquarters13built
Grand City Radiant Tower21built2004
Court Residence Tower21built2006
Ochanomizu NK Building17built2006
Daiichi Pharmaceuticals Tokyo Research & D...14built1990
Sumida Riverside Tower22built
Kyobashi Plaza22built1999
Itabashi Sun City Building D23built
Tamachi Center Building15built1994
Osaki Front Tower15built2005
Nishi-Kanda 3-chome South Plan14built2007
Canon Shimo-Maruko Research Building14built
Sasazuka NA Building18built1993
Old Sankei Building20destroyed
Tokyo University Medical Faculty Training ...14built
Kowa Nishi-Shimbashi Building16built1996
Kowa Nishi-Shimbashi B Building16built1994
Nittochi Building19built1974(1)
Roppongi Hills Residence Building D18built2003
Higashi-Yotsugi 4-chome Apartment Building 224built
Hazama Building19destroyed
Hotel New Otani17built1964(1)
Honda Aoyama Building17built1985
Le Cinq Iris Tower20built
City Tower Shirokane-Takanawa19built2004
AIG Tokyo Building16built
Daiichi Seimei Mutual Building14destroyed
Ueno Gakuen Ueno Campus Reconstruction Pro...15built2007
Tomin Housing Centennial Tower22built
Sky Grande Shiodome22built2005
Ukima 1-chome 3rd Apartment Building20built1993
Hikifune Station Front Area 1 Redevelopmen...20built2008
Mejiro Place21built2007
Fujisoft ABC Tokyo New Company Building16built2001
Chuo University Korakuen Campus Building 314built
Minato-ku Mita 3-chome Plan13built2008
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