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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The Parkhouse Harumi Towers Tiaro Residence49built2016(1)
Shibaura Island Bloom Tower48built2008(1)
Capital Mark Tower47built2007(1)
Sapia Tower35built2007(1)
Yebisu Garden Place Tower40built1994(1)
City Towers Toyosu The Twin South Tower48built2009(1)
Shinjuku Front Tower35built2011(2)
Park Court Akasaka Hinokicho The Tower44built2018(1)
Toshiba Building40built1984(3)
Triton View Tower50built1998(1)
Tokyo Twin Parks Right Wing47built2002(3)
Tokyo Twin Parks Left Wing47built2002(3)
Naka-Meguro Atlas Tower45built2009(2)
Toyosu Center Building37built1992(2)
Marunouchi Kitaguchi Building29built2004(1)
KDDI Building32built1974(2)
Tokyo Building33built2005(2)
Mita Bellju Building33built2012(1)
Metropolitan Government Building Tower 234built1991(2)
Otemachi Place East Tower33built2018(1)
Akasaka Tower Residence45built2008(1)
Shinjuku Maynds Tower34built1995(1)
Shibaura Island Cape Tower48built2006(1)
Nippon Seimei Marunouchi Building28built2004(2)
Brillia Ist Tower Kachidoki45built2011(1)
Concieria Nishi-Shinjuku Tower's West44built2008(1)
Tornare Nihombashi-Hamacho47built2005(1)
Sumitomo Fudosan Shinjuku Garden Tower37built2016(1)
W-Comfort Towers West Tower45built2005(1)
Roppongi Hills Residences C43built2003(2)
Roppongi Hills Residences B43built2003(2)
Brillia Tower Tokyo45built2006(1)
Park Tower Shinonome43built2014(1)
Prudential Tower38built2002(2)
Hareza Tower33built2020(1)
Tokyo Skytree East Tower31built2011(1)
Mitsui & Co. Building31built2020(1)
Akasaka K Tower30built2012(2)
Park Court Akasaka The Tower43built2009(1)
Atago Green Hills Forest Tower42built2001(2)
Sumitomo Fudosan Shinjuku Central Park Tower33built2019(1)
Kasumigaseki Common Gate East Building33built2007(2)
Shirokane The Sky45built2022(1)
Cross Air Tower41built2013(1)
Kasumigaseki Building36built1968(2)
Nissay Hamamatsucho Crea Tower29built2018(1)
Shinagawa Season Terrace32built2015(1)
Plaza Tower Kachidoki43built2004(1)
Harumi Island Triton Square Tower Z35built2000(2)
Tokyo Dome Hotel43built2000(1)
The Toyosu Tower43built2008(1)
Skyz Tower & Garden44built2014(1)
Otemachi Financial City North Tower31built2012(2)
Takanawa The Residence47built2005(1)
Toranomon Towers Residence41built2006(1)
Ark Mori Building37built1986(2)
City Towers Toyosu The Symbol45built2010(1)
Station Garden Tower40built2008(1)
Park Tower Gran Sky44built2010(1)
Garden Air Tower35built2003(2)
Shinagawa East One Tower32built2003(1)
Shiba-Koen First Building35built2000(1)
Futako-Tamagawa Rise Tower & Residence Tow...42built2010(1)
Odakyu Southern Tower35built1998(2)
Air Rise Tower42built2007(1)
JR East Japan Building28built1997(3)
Granpark Tower34built1996(1)
Nihon Keizai Shimbun Tokyo Headquarters Bu...31built2009(1)
Taiyo Seimei Shinagawa Building30built2003(1)
Marunouchi Nijubashi Bridge Building30built2018(1)
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation East T...29built2015(1)
Otemachi Park Building29built2017(1)
Marunouchi Eiraku Building27built2012(1)
The Roppongi Tokyo39built2011(1)
Shinagawa Grand Central Tower32built2003(1)
Pacific Century Place32built2001(1)
Iidabashi Grand Bloom30built2014(1)
Mizuho Marunouchi Tower29built2020(1)
Sumitomo Realty Iidabashi First Tower34built2010(1)
Museum Tower Kyobashi23built2019(1)
Park Court Chiyoda Fujimi Tower40built2014(1)
Park Court Koishikawa The Tower40built2021
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Building28built2003(2)
Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corporation...30built2003(2)
Shiroyama JT Trust Tower37built1991(1)
Canon S Tower29built2003(1)
Akihabara Dai Building31built2005(1)
Toyosu Center Building Annex33built2006(1)
Beacon Tower Residence41built2009(1)
Iino Building27built2011(1)
Meiji Yasuda Seimei Building30built2004(1)
Fujisoft Akihabara Building31built2007(1)
Saint Lukes Residence Tower38built1994(2)
Tokyo Sankei New Building31built2000(3)
Bunkyo Civic Center28built1994(1)
Canal First Tower42built2008(1)
NTT DoCoMo Shinagawa Building29built2003(1)
Park City Musahi Koyama The Tower41built2019
Brillia Towers Meguro North Residence Buil...40built2017
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