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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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Shibuya Station Building - East Tower46under construction
Urban Regeneration Step Up Project Takeshi...39under construction
The Park House Nishishinjuku Tower 6060under construction
Akasaka Intercity AIR37under construction
OH-1 Project Tower B41under construction
Hamamatsucho Station West Entrance Distric...40under construction
Shin Hibiya Project35under construction
Toranomon 2-10 Project - Tower A41under construction
Toranomon Hills Business Tower36under construction
Otemachi 2-Chome Redevelopment Tower A35under construction
TGMM Shibaura Project Tower B36under construction
Shibuya Stream37under construction
Toyosu 2-3 Chome 2-1 Redevelopment - Build...36under construction
Toranomon Trust City World Gate36under construction
Park Tower Harumi48under construction
Nihonbashi 2-Chome Redevelopment Towers C31under construction
Park Court Akasaka Hinokicho The Tower44under construction
Otemachi 2-Chome Redevelopment Tower B33under construction
TGMM Shibaura Project Tower A32under construction
Toshima Project33under construction
Nissay Hamamatsucho Crea Tower29under construction
Marunouchi 3-2 Project30under construction
Musashi-Koyama Palm Station District Redev...41under construction
Brillia Towers Meguro North Residence Buil...40under construction
Brillia Towers Meguro Office Tower31under construction
Nihonbashi 2-Chome Redevelopment Towers A26under construction
Nihonbashi Muromachi 3-Chome Redevelopment26under construction
Brillia Towers Meguro South Residence Buil...38under construction
Park City Chuo Minato The Tower36under construction
Brillia Tower Ueno Ikenohata38under construction
Shin Tokyo Takeda Building24under construction
Ueno Matsuzakaya New South Building23under construction
Jingumae Project23under construction
Osaki Combined Redevelopement Tower Project I24under construction
Dogenzaka 1-chome Station Front Redevelopment18under construction
Park Court Aoyama The Tower26under construction
Oi 1-chome Redevelopment29under construction
The Park House Shirokanedai 2-Chome Tower27under construction
Minami-Aoyama 3-Chome Project18under construction
Brillia The Tower Tokyo Yaesu Avenue30under construction
Urban Regeneration Step Up Project Takeshi...24under construction
Toranomon Hospital Development Project19under construction
Prime Parks Shinagawa Seaside The Tower29under construction
Shinagawa East City Tower26under construction
Tokyo Medical University Hospital Project20under construction
Nittetsu Nihombashi Building Rebuilding Pr...18under construction
The Kojimachi Tower23under construction
The Park House Nakano Tower24under construction
Alpha Grande Chizakura Tower25under construction
Proud Tower Kiba Koen27under construction
Nishishinjuku 3-Chome Combined Project24under construction
Osaki Combined Redevelopement Tower Projec...22under construction
Japan Meteorological Agency Toranomon Gove...15under construction
Toranomon 2-10 Project Tower B13under construction
Nihon University College of Science and Te...18under construction
Remm Roppongi21under construction
Omori Large Scale Park Side Tower Project23under construction