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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Roppongi 5-Chome West District A-1 Building66proposed(1)
Roppongi 5-Chome West District B Building70proposed(1)
Ikebukuro Station West Exit Redevelopment ...50proposed
Nakano Station New North Entrance Ekimae A...60proposed
Shinjuku Station West Entrance Disctrict D...48proposed
Akasaka 2 - 6-Chome District Redevelopment...44proposed
Shibaura 1-Chome Rebuilding Project North ...45proposed(1)
Uchisaiwaicho 1-chome Block Central Tower48proposed
Uchisaiwaicho 1-chome Block North Tower46proposed
Uchisaiwaicho 1-chome Block South Tower45proposed
Yaesu 2-Chome South District Redevelopment39proposed
Yaesu 2-Chome Plan43proposed(1)
Roppongi 1-Chome Project50proposed
Shinjuku Station South-West Entrance Distr...37proposed
Nishishinjuku 3-Chome West Redevelopment N...63proposed(1)
Nishishinjuku 3-Chome West Redevelopment S...62proposed(1)
Ikebukuro Station West Exit Redevelopment ...41proposed
Yaesu 1-Chome North District Redevelopment44proposed
Nihonbashi 1-Chome East District Redevelop...51proposed
Shibuya 2-Chome West District Redevelopmen...41proposed
Nihonbashi 1-Chome East District Redevelop...40proposed
Nishi-Azabu 3-Chome Redevelopment54proposed(1)
Minami-Ikebukuro 2-Chome District B Redeve...57proposed
Ikebukuro Station West Exit Redevelopment ...33proposed
Toranomon 1-Chome Central District Redevel...35proposed
Toranomon 1-chome East District29proposed
Nihonbashi Muromachi 1-Chome Disctrict Red...33proposed
Shibuya 2-Chome West District Redevelopmen...41proposed
Sotokanda 1-chome Redevelopment Projectproposed
Kudan-Minami 1-Chome District North Towerproposed
Shibuya Upper West Project34proposed
Shinagawa Station Block Area South Tower B...28proposed
Shinagawa Station Block Area North Tower28proposed
Uchisaiwaicho 1-chome Block Main Building29proposed
Kudan-Minami 1-Chome District Central Towerproposed
Akasaka 2 - 6-Chome District Redevelopment...19proposed
Shinjuku Station South-West Entrance Distr...19proposed
Shinagawa Station Block Area South Tower B...9proposed