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Encyclopedia > Chiyoda, Tokyo
National Diet Building, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
National Diet Building, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
 Yasukuni Shrine, Kudan Kita 3-1-1, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Yasukuni Shrine, Kudan Kita 3-1-1, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Otemon, the Great Gate of Edo Castle (Kokyo)
Otemon, the Great Gate of Edo Castle (Kokyo)

Chiyoda (千代田区; -ku) is a special ward in central Tokyo, Japan. As of 2004, the ward has an estimated population of 42,015 and a density of 3,609.54 persons per km². Chiyoda is also home to over 36,000 businesses employing over 888,000 people. The total area is 11.64 km², of which the Imperial Palace takes up 12 percent. Japanese National Diet Building Date: 2003-05-10 Place: View from main entrance Copyright: Copyright-free Photographer: synthetik Enhancements: digitally color corrected File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Japanese National Diet Building Date: 2003-05-10 Place: View from main entrance Copyright: Copyright-free Photographer: synthetik Enhancements: digitally color corrected File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Yasukuni Shrine Shinto shrine torii Chiyoda, Tokyo Tokyo Japan I took this photograph and contribute it to the public domain. ... Yasukuni Shrine Shinto shrine torii Chiyoda, Tokyo Tokyo Japan I took this photograph and contribute it to the public domain. ... The main building of Yasukuni Shrine The Yasukuni Shrine (lit. ... This is a file from the Wikimedia Commons, a repository of free content hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation. ... This is a file from the Wikimedia Commons, a repository of free content hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation. ... Moat, wall, and building at Edo Castle Stone foundation of the main tower at Edo Castle. ... Nijubashi Bridge at the Imperial Palace. ... The 23 special wards (特別区 tokubetsuku) are self-governing, special municipalities in the central and most populous part of Tokyo, Japan. ... The modern skyline of Tokyo is highly decentralized. ... 2004(MMIV) is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Nijubashi Bridge at the Imperial Palace. ...


Chiyoda consists of the Palace and a surrounding radius of about 1 km. The name Chiyoda, which literally means "field of a thousand generations," comes from the former name of Edo Castle, which was located in the center of present-day Chiyoda. Many government institutions, such as the Diet, Prime Minister's residence, and Supreme Court, are located in Chiyoda, as are Tokyo landmarks such as Yasukuni Shrine, Tokyo Station, and the Budokan. Moat, wall, and building at Edo Castle Stone foundation of the main tower at Edo Castle. ... The National Diet of Japan (国会; Kokkai) is Japans legislature. ... The Prime Minister of Japan (内閣総理大臣 Naikaku sōri daijin) is the English political nomenclature of the head of government of Japan. ... Japanese law was historically heavily influenced by Chinese law, but has been largely based on the civil law of Germany since the late 19th century. ... The main building of Yasukuni Shrine The Yasukuni Shrine (lit. ... Tokyo Station Tokyo Station (東京駅; -eki) is a train station located in the centre of Tokyo in the Marunouchi business district near the Imperial Palace grounds and somewhat to the north of the Ginza commercial district. ... The Nippon Budokan Hall is an arena in central Tokyo. ...


Chiyoda was founded on March 15, 1947 by the unification of Kojimachi Ward and Kanda Ward. March 15 is the 74th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (75th in Leap years). ... 1947 was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Places

  • Hayabusacho - Houses the Supreme Court of Japan and the National Theater.
  • Hibiya - Best known for Hibiya Park, a large park south of the Imperial Palace.
  • Iidabashi
  • Jinbocho
  • Kanda - The northern corner of Chiyoda, home to the famous Akihabara electronics district, Kanda Shrine, and Tokyo Resurrection Cathedral.
  • Kasumigaseki - The nerve center of Japan's administrative agencies.
  • Kioicho - Home of the sprawling New Otani and Akasaka Prince hotels (adjacent to the Akasaka Palace in Minato-ku), and farther north, Sophia University and St. Ignatio Church.
  • Kojimachi - An older residential and commercial neighborhood on the west side of the Imperial Palace, home to the embassies of the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Israel.
  • Kudan - On the northwest side of the Imperial Palace, home to Yasukuni Shrine and a sprawling underground transfer point, Kudanshita Station.
  • Marunouchi - Located between Tokyo Station and the Imperial Palace, one of Tokyo's traditional commercial centers, home to a number of large banks and insurance companies.
  • Nagatacho - Best known as the location of the Diet of Japan; also houses the Hiei Shrine and the residence of the Prime Minister of Japan.
  • Otemachi - North of Marunouchi, part of the Tokyo Station business district.
  • Yurakucho - South of Marunouchi, part of the Tokyo Station business district.

The Supreme Court of Japan (最高裁判所, Saikō-Saibansho; shortly called 最高裁, Saikō-Sai), located in Chiyoda, Tokyo is the highest court in Japan. ... Iidabashi (飯田橋) is a district of Tokyo, Japan, located in Chiyoda Ward. ... Jimbochō, November 2004 Jimbochō (神保町, also romanized as Jinbochō) is an area of Chiyoda Ward in Tokyo, Japan, known primarily as a center of used book stores, as well as publishing houses and a university. ... Festival at Kanda Myojin Kanda (神田) is a district in Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan. ... Akihabara (秋葉原) is also known as Akihabara Electric Town (Akihabara Denki Gai). ... Tokyo Resurrection Cathedral, commonly called Nicorai-do (literally: The Temple of Nikolai) in Japan, is the main cathedral of the Japanese Orthodox Church. ... Kasumigaseki (霞が関, 霞ヶ関)is a district of Tokyo, Japan, located in Chiyoda Ward. ... Minato (港区; -ku) is a special ward located in Tokyo, Japan. ... Sophia University, known as 上智大学 (jouchi daigaku) in Japanese, is a private university, with its main campus located in Yotsuya, an area of Tokyos Chiyoda Ward. ... National Diet Building, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo Yasukuni Shrine, Kudan Kita 3-1-1, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo Otemon, the Great Gate of Edo Castle (Kokyo) Chiyoda (千代田区; -ku) is a special ward in central Tokyo, Japan. ... The main building of Yasukuni Shrine The Yasukuni Shrine (lit. ... Marunouchi gate of Tokyo Station At night, the gate is lit by Christmas lights. ... Tokyo Station Tokyo Station (東京駅; -eki) is a train station located in the centre of Tokyo in the Marunouchi business district near the Imperial Palace grounds and somewhat to the north of the Ginza commercial district. ... Nagatacho (永田町 Nagata-chō) is a district of Tokyo, Japan, located in Chiyoda Ward. ... The National Diet of Japan (国会; Kokkai) is Japans legislature. ... The Prime Minister of Japan (内閣総理大臣 Naikaku sōri daijin) is the English political nomenclature of the head of government of Japan. ...

Attraction

Exterior view. ... Tokyo Station Tokyo Station (東京駅; -eki) is a train station located in the centre of Tokyo in the Marunouchi business district near the Imperial Palace grounds and somewhat to the north of the Ginza commercial district. ...

External links

  • Official website in Japanese
  • Wikitravel: Tokyo/Chiyoda
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Districts and Subprefectures
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Chiyoda, Tokyo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (420 words)
The name Chiyoda, which literally means "field of a thousand generations," comes from the former name of Edo Castle, which was located in the center of present-day Chiyoda.
Many government institutions, such as the Diet, Prime Minister 's residence, and Supreme Court, are located in Chiyoda, as are Tokyo landmarks such as Yasukuni Shrine, Tokyo Station, and the Budokan.
Chiyoda was founded on March 15, 1947 by the unification of Kojimachi Ward and Kanda Ward.
Science Fair Projects - Tokyo (3311 words)
Tokyo (東京; Tōkyō, literally "eastern capital") is located in the Kanto region on the island of Honshu in Japan.
Tokyo is also part of the Greater Tokyo Area, which consists of Tokyo itself and the surrounding prefectures of Kanagawa, Saitama and Chiba.
Tokyo is located to the northwest of Tokyo Bay, about 90 km east to west and 25 km north to south.
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