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Map of Japan with the Greater Tokyo Area highlighted

The Greater Tokyo Area is a large metropolitan area in Japan consisting of most of the Japanese prefectures of Chiba, Kanagawa, Saitama, and Tokyo (at the center). In Japanese, it is referred to as the Tokyo Area (東京圏 Tōkyō-ken?), Capital Area (首都圏 Shuto-ken?) or South Kanto (南関東 Minami-Kantō?). Image File history File links Map of Japan showing Greater Tokyo area File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Map of Japan showing Greater Tokyo area File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Map of the prefectures of Japan in ISO 3166-2:JP order. ... Chiba Prefecture ) is located in the Greater Tokyo Area of Honshu Island, Japan. ... Kanagawa Prefecture ) is a prefecture located in the southern Kantō region of HonshÅ«, Japan. ... Saitama Prefecture (埼玉県; Saitama-ken) is located on Honshu island, Japan. ... Tokyo ), the common English name for the Tokyo Metropolis ), is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan and, unique among the prefectures, provides certain municipal services characteristic of a city. ...


It is the world's most populous metropolitan area (35,197,000 at 2005 estimate[1]), covering an area of approximately 13,500 km² (5,200 mi²).[2] It is the second largest in the world in terms of built-up or urban function landmass at 7,800 km² (3,000 mi²).[3] (Only the urban area surrounding New York City at 8,700 km² is larger). It has 35 cities with 200,000 people or more, 21 cities with at least 300,000 people, and 10 with over 500,000 people, and the only city in the world to have a suburb (Yokohama) with more than 3 million people.[citation needed] It is first in the world in terms of railed transit usage, with 22 million passengers using rail as their primary means of travel daily on its 136 predominantly heavy rail lines.[citation needed] This page lists the 101 largest metropolitan areas of the world by population. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... For a tire company, known by Yokohama Tyre, see Yokohama Rubber Company. ...

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Definition

Like most metropolitans areas, the actual population size depends on definition. While the four-prefecture definition is the most commonly used measure,[citation needed] the Japan Statistics Bureau uses two definitions: (1) the major metropolitan area, which consists of all municipalities that have at least 1.5% of their population aged 15 and above commuting to a designated city (as of 2000 these were: Yokohama, Kawasaki, and Chiba) or the 23 special wards; and (2) the set of municipalities that are completely or mostly within 50 and 70 kilometres of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Offices in Shinjuku, with populations (as of 2000) of 30,724,000 and 34,394,000 respectively.[4] The Tokyo region continues to increase its population and density despite a demographic decline nationwide.[citation needed] A city designated by government ordinance (a designated city or Government Ordinance City (Japanese: 政令指定都市 seirei shitei toshi or 政令市 seirei shi)) is a Japanese city that has a population greater than 500,000; has important economic and industrial functions; and that is considered a major city. The classification was created by... The 23 special wards (特別区 tokubetsuku) are self-governing, special municipalities in the central and most populous part of Tokyo, Japan. ... ‹ The template below (Unit of length) is being considered for deletion. ...


Cities

(populations listed for those over 300,000)


Cities within Tokyo

Tokyo is legally classified as a to (?), a word which translates as "metropolis," and is treated as one of the forty-seven prefectures of Japan. It is not administered as a single city. The prefectures of Japan are the countrys 47 sub-national jurisdictions: one metropolis (都 to), Tokyo; one circuit (道 dō), Hokkaidō; two urban prefectures (府 fu), Osaka and Kyoto; and 43 other prefectures (県 ken). ...


Eastern Tokyo-to

Central Tokyo, situated in the eastern portion of Tokyo-to, was once incorporated as Tokyo City, which was dismantled during World War II. Its subdivisions have been reclassified as special wards (特別区 tokubetsu-ku?). The twenty three special wards currently have the legal status of cities, with individual mayors and city councils, and call themselves "cities" in English. However, when listing Japan's largest cities, Tokyo's twenty three wards are counted as one city. See: Special wards of Tokyo Tokyo City (東京市 Tōkyō-shi) was a Japanese municipality located in the center of the Tokyo urban area. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... The special wards of Tokyo are 23 municipalities that together make up the core and the most populous part of Tokyo, Japan. ...


Western Tokyo-to

Western Tokyo, known as the Tama district (Tama-chiho 多摩地方) comprises a number of municipalities, including these suburban cities: Category: ...

Akiruno (Japanese: あきる野市; -shi) is a city located in Tokyo, Japan. ... Akishima (昭島市; -shi) is a city located in Tokyo, Japan. ... Chōfu (調布市; -shi) is a city located in Tokyo, Japan. ... FuchÅ« (府中市 -shi) is a city in Tokyo Metropolis, Japan. ... Fussa (福生市; -shi) is a city located in Tokyo, Japan. ... Hachiōji (八王子市; -shi) is a city located in Tokyo, Japan, about 40 km west of the center of Tokyo. ... Hamura (羽村市; -shi) is a city located in the western suburbs of Tokyo, Japan. ... Higashikurume (東久留米市; -shi) is a city located in Tokyo, Japan. ... Higashimurayama (東村山市; -shi) is a city located in Tokyo, Japan. ... Higashiyamato (東大和市; -shi) is a city located in Tokyo, Japan. ... Categories: Cities in Tokyo Prefecture | Japan geography stubs ... Inagi (稲城市; -shi) is a city located in Tokyo, Japan. ... Location of Kiyose in Tokyo. ... Kodaira (小平市; -shi) is a city located in Tokyo, Japan. ... Koganei (小金井市; -shi) is a city located in Tokyo, Japan. ... Kokubunji (国分寺市; -shi) is a city in Tokyo, Japan. ... Komae (狛江市; -shi) is a city located in Tokyo, Japan. ... Categories: Cities in Tokyo | Japan geography stubs ... Machida (町田; -shi) is a city located in the western part of the greater metropolis of Tokyo, Japan. ... The Ghibli Museum, in Mitaka, Tokyo Mitaka (三鷹市; -shi) is a city located in Tokyo, Japan. ... Musashimurayama (武蔵村山市; -shi) is a city located in Tokyo, Japan. ... Musashino (武蔵野市; -shi) is a city located in Tokyo, Japan. ... Location of Nishitokyo in Tokyo. ... ÅŒme (青梅市; ÅŒme-shi) is a city located in Tokyo, Japan off of the JR East Ome Line. ... Tachikawa (立川市; -shi) is a city located in western Tokyo, Japan. ... Tama (多摩市; -shi) is a city located in Tokyo, Japan. ...

Cities outside Tokyo

The core cities of the Greater Tokyo Area outside Tokyo-to are:

The other cities in Chiba, Kanagawa and Saitama Prefectures are: Chiba (千葉市 Chiba-shi) is the capital city of Chiba Prefecture, Japan. ... This article is about the Japanese city. ... Saitama ) is the capital and the most populous city of Saitama Prefecture in Japan. ... For a tire company, known by Yokohama Tyre, see Yokohama Rubber Company. ...

source: stat.go.jp census 2005 Abiko (我孫子市; -shi) is a city located in Chiba, Japan. ... Ageo (Japanese: 上尾市; -shi) is a city located in Japan. ... Asahi (Japanese: 旭市; -shi) is a city located in Chiba, Japan. ... Asaka (Japanese: 朝霞市; -shi) is a city located in Japan. ... Atsugi (Japanese: 厚木市; -shi) is a city located in Japan. ... Ayase (Japanese: 綾瀬市; -shi) is a city located in Japan. ... Categories: Cities in Saitama Prefecture | Japan geography stubs ... Chigasaki (茅ヶ崎市 Chigasaki-shi) is a city located in the middle part of Kanagawa Prefecture, and is famous for its sea beach. ... Chōshi (銚子市; -shi) is a city located in Chiba, Japan. ... Ebina (Japanese: 海老名市; -shi) is a city located in Kanagawa, Japan. ... Fujimi (富士見市 Fujimi-shi) is a city located in Saitama, Japan. ... Fujimino (ふじみ野市) is a city located in Saitama, Japan. ... Fujisawa (藤沢市 Fujisawa-shi) is a city located in Kanagawa, Japan. ... Fukaya (深谷市 Fukaya-shi) is a city located in Saitama, Japan. ... Funabashi (船橋市 -shi) is a city located in Chiba, Japan. ... Futtsu (富津市 Futtsu-shi) is a city located in Chiba, Japan. ... Gyōda (行田市; -shi) is a city located in Saitama, Japan. ... Hadano (Japanese: 秦野市; -shi) is a city in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. ... Hannō (飯能市 Hannō-shi) is a city located in Saitama, Japan. ... Hanyu can refer to: a city in Saitama, Japan - see Hanyu, Saitama The Chinese name for the Chinese language (漢語 (traditional) / 汉语 (simplified); pinyin hànyǔ). This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Hasuda (Japanese: 蓮田市; -shi) is a city located in Saitama, Japan, and founded on October 1, 1972. ... Hatogaya (Japanese: 鳩ヶ谷市; -shi) is a city located in Saitama, Japan. ... Hidaka (Japanese: 日高市; -shi) is a city located in Saitama, Japan. ... Higashimatsuyama (東松山市 Higashimatsuyama-shi; literally East Matsuyama) is a city located in Saitama, Japan. ... Hiratsuka (平塚市 Hiratsuka-shi) is a city located in Kanagawa, Japan. ... Honjō (本庄市 Honjō-shi) is a city located in Saitama, Japan. ... Ichihara (市原市 Ichihara-shi) is a city located in Chiba, Japan. ... Ichikawa (市川市 Ichikawa-shi) is a city located in Chiba, Japan. ... Inzai (Japanese: 印西市; -shi) is a city located in Chiba, Japan. ... Iruma (入間市; -shi) is a city located in Saitama, on the island of Honshu, Japan. ... Isehara (Japanese: 伊勢原市; -shi) is a city located in Kanagawa, Japan. ... Kamagaya (Japanese: 鎌ヶ谷市; -shi) is a city located in Chiba, Japan. ... Kamakuras location in Japan Crowds of visitors in Kamakura (Tsurugaoka Hachiman Shrine) Great Buddha at Kōtoku-in Kamakura (Japanese: 鎌倉市; -shi) is a city located in Kanagawa, Japan, about 50 km south-south-west of Tokyo (to which it is linked by the railway line to Yokosuka). ... Kamogawa (Japanese: 鴨川市; -shi) is a city located in Chiba, Japan. ... Kashiwa (柏市 Kashiwa-shi) is a city located in Chiba, Japan. ... Kasukabe (Japanese: 春日部市; -shi) is a city located in eastern Saitama, Japan, approximately 30 kilometers north of Tokyo. ... Katsuura (勝浦市 Katsuura-shi) is a city located in Chiba, Japan. ... Categories: Cities in Saitama Prefecture | Japan geography stubs ... Kawaguchi (川口市 Kawaguchi-shi) is a city located in Saitama, Japan. ... Kazo (Japanese: 加須市; -shi) is a city located in Saitama, Japan. ... Kimitsu (君津市 Kimitsu-shi) is a city located in Chiba, Japan. ... Kisarazu (木更津市; -shi) is a city located in Chiba, Japan. ... Kitamoto (Japanese: 北本市; -shi) is a city located in Saitama, Japan. ... Koshigaya (越谷市 Koshigaya-shi) is a city located in Saitama, Japan. ... Kounosu (Japanese: 鴻巣市; -shi) is a city located in Saitama, Japan. ... The term Kuki refers to an ethnic entity that spreads out in a contiguous region in Northeast India, Northwest Burma (Myanmar), and the Chittagong Hill tracts in Bangladesh. ... Kumagaya (Japanese: 熊谷市; -shi) is a city located in Saitama, Japan and part of the Greater Tokyo Area. ... Matsudo (松戸市; -shi) is a city located in Chiba, Japan. ... Minamiashigara (南足柄市 Minamiashigara-shi) is a city located in Kanagawa, Japan. ... Misato (Japanese: 三郷市; -shi) is a city located in Saitama, Japan. ... Miura (Japanese: 三浦市; -shi) is a city located in Kanagawa, Japan. ... Mobara (Japanese: 茂原市; -shi) is a city located in Chiba, Japan. ... Nagareyama (Japanese: 流山市; -shi) is a city located in Chiba, Japan. ... Narashino (習志野市; -shi) is a city located in Chiba, Japan. ... Narita (Japanese: 成田市; -shi) is a city located in Chiba, Japan. ... Niiza (Japanese: 新座市; -shi) is a city located in Saitama, Japan. ... Noda (Japanese: 野田市; -shi) is a city located in Chiba, Japan. ... Categories: Cities in Kanagawa Prefecture | Japan geography stubs ... Okegawa (Japanese: 桶川市; -shi) is a city located in Saitama, Japan. ... Sagamihara (Japanese: 相模原市; -shi) is a city located in Kanagawa, Japan. ... Sakado (Japanese: 坂戸市; -shi) is a city located in Saitama, Japan. ... Sakura (Japanese: 佐倉市; -shi) is a city located in Chiba, Japan. ... Satte (Japanese: 幸手市; -shi) is a city located in Saitama, Japan. ... Sawara (Japanese: 佐原市; -shi) is a city located in Chiba, Japan. ... Sayama (狭山市; -shi), formerly known as Irumagawa, is a city located in Saitama, Japan. ... Shiki can refer to multiple things: A city in Saitama, Japan; see Shiki, Saitama A video game character; see Shiki (video game character). ... Shiroi (白井市 Shiroi-shi) is a city located in Chiba, Japan. ... Sodegaura (Japanese: 袖ヶ浦市; -shi) is a city located in Chiba, Japan. ... Sōka (草加市 Sōka-shi) is a city located in Saitama, Japan. ... Tateyama (Japanese: 館山市; -shi) is a city located at the southern tip of the Boso Peninsula in Chiba, Japan. ... Toda (Japanese: 戸田市; -shi) is a city located in Saitama, Japan. ... Tōgane (東金市 Tōgane-shi) is a city located in Chiba, Japan. ... Tokorozawa (Japanese: 所沢市; -shi) is a city located in Saitama, Japan. ... Tomisato (Japanese: 富里市; -shi) is a city located in Chiba, Japan. ... Tsurugashima (鶴ヶ島市 Tsurugashima-shi) is a city located in Saitama, Japan. ... Urayasu (Japanese: 浦安市; -shi) is a city located in western Chiba, Japan, on the border with Tokyo. ... Wakō (Japanese: 和光市; -shi) is a city located in Saitama, Japan. ... Warabi (Japanese: 蕨市; -shi) is a city located in Saitama, Japan. ... Yachimata (八街市 Yachimata-shi) is a city located in Chiba, Japan. ... Yachiyo (八千代市; -shi) is a city located in Chiba, Japan. ... Yamato (Japanese: 大和市; -shi) is a city located in Kanagawa, Japan. ... Yashio (八潮市 Yashio-shi) is a city located in Saitama, Japan. ... Yōkaichiba (八日市場市; -shi) is a city located in Chiba, Japan. ... Categories: Cities in Kanagawa Prefecture | Japan geography stubs ... Yoshikawa (吉川市 Yoshikawa-shi) is a city located in Saitama, Japan. ... Yotsukaidō (四街道市 Yotsukaidō-shi) is a city located in Chiba, Japan. ... Zama (Japanese: 座間市; -shi) is a city located in Kanagawa, Japan. ... Zushi (逗子市 Zushi-shi) is a city located in Kanagawa, Japan. ...


Additional cities

In the major metropolitan area (MMA) definition used by the Japanese Statistics Bureau, the following cities in Ibaraki, Tochigi, Gunma, Yamanashi, and Shizuoka Prefectures are included: Ibaraki Prefecture ) is located in the Kantō region on Honshū island, Japan. ... Tochigi Prefecture (栃木県 Tochigi-ken) is a located in the Kanto region on the island of Honshu, Japan. ... Gunma redirects here. ... Map of Yamanashi Prefecture. ... Shizuoka Prefecture ) is located in the Chūbu region on Honshū island, Japan. ...


Gunma Prefecture

Gunma redirects here. ... Tatebayashi (館林市; -shi) is a city located in Gunma, Japan. ...

Ibaraki Prefecture

Ibaraki Prefecture ) is located in the Kantō region on HonshÅ« island, Japan. ... Inashiki (稲敷市; -shi) is a city located in Ibaraki, Japan. ... Ishioka (石岡市; -shi) is a city located in Ibaraki, Japan. ... Josō (常総市 -shi) is a city located in Ibaraki, Japan. ... Kasumigaura (かすみがうら市; -shi) is a city located in Ibaraki, Japan. ... Koga (古河市; -shi) is a city located in Ibaraki, Japan. ... Moriya (守谷市; -shi) is a city located in Ibaraki, Japan. ... Ryūgasaki (龍ヶ崎市; -shi) is a city located in Ibaraki, Japan. ... Toride (取手市; -shi) is a city located in Ibaraki, Japan. ... Tsuchiura (土浦市; -shi) is a city located in Ibaraki, Japan. ... Tsukuba (Japanese: つくば市 Tsukuba-shi) is a planned city located in Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan. ... Ushiku (牛久市; -shi) is a city located in Ibaraki, Japan. ...

Shizuoka Prefecture

Shizuoka Prefecture ) is located in the Chūbu region on Honshū island, Japan. ... View of Atami Atami (熱海市; -shi) is a city located in Shizuoka, Japan. ...

Tochigi Prefecture

Tochigi Prefecture (栃木県 Tochigi-ken) is a located in the Kanto region on the island of Honshu, Japan. ... Oyama is also the name of the Field-Marshal and Prince Oyama, commander of the Japanese forces in the Battle of Mukden. ...

Yamanashi Prefecture

Map of Yamanashi Prefecture. ... Ōtsuki (大月市; -shi) is a city located in Yamanashi, Japan. ... Uenohara (上野原市, Uenohara-shi) is a city located in Yamanashi, Japan. ...

Border areas

Greater Tokyo is bordered by metropolitan areas of Numazu-Atami (ab. 500,000) to the southwest, Maebashi-Takasaki-Ōta-Ashikaga, Tochigi (ab. 1,500,000 people) on the northwest, and Greater Utsunomiya (ab 800,000) to the north. If these areas are included, Greater Tokyo's population would be around 38-39 million. Numazu (沼津市; -shi) is a city located in Shizuoka, Japan. ... Atami (熱海市; -shi) is a city located in Shizuoka, Japan. ... Maebashi (前橋市 Maebashi-shi) is the capital city of Gunma in Japan. ... Cities Annaka | Fujioka | Isesaki | Kiryu | Maebashi  (capital) | Numata | Ōta | Shibukawa | Takasaki | Tatebayashi | Tomioka Districts Agatsuma | Gunma | Kanra | North Gunma | Nitta | Oura | Sawa | Seta | Tano | Tone | Usui | Yamada Edit this tempate Categories: Japan geography stubs | Cities in Gunma Prefecture ... Ota can refer to places: ÅŒta (大田区 Ota-ku), ward in Tokyo, Japan Ota, city in Nigeria ÅŒta (太田市 Ota-shi), city in Gunma prefecture of Japan Ota, a commune in the Corse-du-Sud département of France on the island of Corsica Ota, a town and a parish in the... Ashikaga (Japanese: 足利市, Ashikaga-shi) is a city located in Tochigi Prefecture, Japan. ... Utsunomiya (Japanese: 宇都宮市; -shi) is a city located in Tochigi, Japan. ...


Geography

At the centre of the main urban area (approximately the first 10km from Tokyo station) are the 23 special wards, formerly treated as a single city but now governed as separate municipalities, and containing many major commercial centres such as Shinjuku, Shibuya, Ikebukuro and Ginza. Around the 23 special wards are a multitude of suburban cities which merge seamlessly into each other to form a continuous built up area, circumnavigated by the heavily-travelled Route 16 which forms a (broken) loop about 40km from central Tokyo. Situated along the loop are the major cities of Yokohama (to the south of Tokyo), Hachiōji (to the west), Ōmiya (now part of Saitama city, to the north), and Chiba (to the east). Within the Route 16 loop, the coastline of Tokyo Bay is heavily industrialised, with the Keihin Industrial Area stretching from Tokyo down to Yokohama, and the Keiyō Industrial Area from Tokyo eastwards to Chiba. Along the periphery of the main urban area are numerous new suburban housing developments such as the Tama New Town. The landscape is relatively flat compared to most of Japan, most of it comprising low hills. Categories: Wards of Tokyo | Japan geography stubs ... Categories: Wards of Tokyo | Japan geography stubs ... Ikebukuro Ikebukuro at night Ikebukuro at night Ikebukuro (池袋), a part of Toshima ward, is a large commercial and entertainment district of Tokyo, Japan. ... The Ginza area of Tokyo, Japan The Wako department store occupies a busy corner in Ginza Ginza (銀座) is a place in Chūō Ward, Tokyo named after the silver coin foundry or Ginza established here in 1612 (Edo period). ... Route 16 ) is a national highway in Japan. ... Tokyo Bay from space Tokyo Bay ) is a bay in the southern Kantō region of Japan. ... The Keihin region (keihin chihō 京浜地方) consists of the Japanese cities Tōkyō and Yokohama. ... Tama New Town is a massive residential development straddling the municipalities of Hachioji, Tama, Inagi and Machida cities on the western flank of Tokyo, Japan. ...


Outside the Route 16 loop the landscape becomes more rural. To the south is an area known as Shōnan comprising various cities and towns along the coast of Sagami Bay, with their long beaches comprising black volcanic sand, and to the west the area is mountainous. Shōnan (湘南) is the name of a resort-oriented region along the coast of Sagami Bay in central Japan. ... Sagami Bay (相模湾, Sagami-wan), also known as the Sagami Gulf or Sagami Sea, lies south of Kanagawa Prefecture in HonshÅ«, central Japan, with the Miura Peninsula to its east and the Izu Peninsula to its west. ...


Many rivers run through the area, the major ones being Arakawa and Tama River. The Arakawa River The Arakawa River (Japanese: 荒川) is one of the principal rivers flowing through Tokyo, the capital city of Japan. ... Tama River, in a Landsat photo of the Tokyo area The Tama River (多摩川, たまがわ, tama-gawa) is a major river in and near Tokyo in Honshu, Japan. ...


Transportation

Shinkansen at Tokyo Station Tokyo subway line map The Ginza Line, Asias oldest subway line, first opened in 1927. ...

Air

The Greater Tokyo Area has two major airports, Tokyo International Airport (chiefly domestic) and Narita International Airport (chiefly international). Minor facilities include Chofu and Honda Airports. Tokyo Heliport serves helicopter traffic, including police, fire, and news. Various military facilities handle air traffic: Naval Air Facility Atsugi (United States Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force), Hyakuri Airfield (Japan Air Self-Defense Force), Yokota Air Base (United States Air Force), and Camp Zama (United States Army). Hyakuri is being developed for civil aviation with plans for service to begin in 2009; it will be called Ibaraki Airport. Tokyo International Airport ) (IATA: HND, ICAO: RJTT), located in Ota, Tokyo, Japan, is one of the two primary airports serving the Greater Tokyo Area. ... Narita International Airport ) (IATA: NRT, ICAO: RJAA) is an international airport located in Narita, Chiba, Japan, in the eastern portion of the Greater Tokyo Area. ... Chofu Airport is an airport located in Japan, west of central Tokyo. ... Honda Airport ) is a private airfield in the town of Kawajima, Hiki District, and the city of Okegawa, both in Saitama Prefecture, Japan. ... Tokyo Heliport (東京へリポート) is a heliport in Koto, Tokyo, mainly used for chartered flights, in the Greater Tokyo Area. ... Naval Air Facility Atsugi ) is a naval air base located in the cities of Yamato and Ayase in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. ... USN redirects here. ... The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ), or JMSDF, is the maritime branch of the Japanese Self-Defense Forces, tasked with the naval defense of Japan and formed following the dissolution of the Imperial Japanese Navy after World War II.[1] The force is based strictly on defensive armament, largely lacking... Hyakuri Airfield ) is a Japan Air Self-Defense Force air base in the city of Omitama, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan. ... The Japan Air Self-Defense Force ), or JASDF, is the aviation branch of the Japan Self-Defense Forces responsible for the defense of Japanese airspace and other aerospace operations. ... Yokota Air Base ), (IATA: OKO, ICAO: ROKO) is a United States Air Force base located in the city of Fussa and surrounding communities in Tokyo, Japan. ... The United States Air Force (USAF) is the aerial warfare branch of the United States armed forces and one of the seven uniformed services. ... Camp Zama ) is a United States Army post located in the cities of Zama and Sagamihara, in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, about 40 kilometers southwest of Tokyo. ... The United States Army is the largest and oldest branch of the armed forces of the United States. ...


Rail

Greater Tokyo has an extensive railway network comprising monorails, commuter rails, subways, private lines, trams, and so forth. There are around 136 individual rail lines in the Greater Tokyo Area, and between 1000 to 1200 railway stations depending on one's definition of the area, most designed for heavy use, usually long enough to accommodate 10-car trains. Major stations are designed to accommodate hundreds of thousands of passengers at any given time, with miles of connecting tunnels linking vast department stores and corporate offices. Tokyo Station has underground connections that stretch well over 4 kilometers, and Shinjuku Station has well over 200 exits. Greater Tokyo's Railway Network is easily considered the world's largest in terms of both daily passenger throughput with a daily trips of over 40 million (20 million different passengers) as well as physical extent with approximately 2,578 kilometers of track. Some 57 percent of all Greater Tokyo residents used rail as their primary means of transport in 2001.[5] Marunouchi side of Tokyo Station Tokyo Station ) is a train station located in the Marunouchi business district of Tokyo, near the Imperial Palace grounds and the Ginza commercial district. ... South side of Shinjuku Station at night East exit of Shinjuku Station Shinjuku Station ) is a train station located in Shinjuku and Shibuya wards in Tokyo, Japan. ...


JR East and many other carriers crisscross the region with a network of rail lines. The most important carriers include Keihin Kyuko Electric Railway (Keikyu), Keisei Electric Railway, Keio Electric Railway, Odakyu Electric Railway, Seibu Railway, Tobu Railway, and Tokyo Kyuko Electric Railway (Tokyu). In addition to Tokyo's two subway systems (Tokyo Metro and Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Transportation (Toei and Toden lines), Yokohama operates three lines. The Tokyo Monorail provides service to Haneda Airport and other destinations. Yamanote Line, Tokyo JR Yamanote Line train in Tokyo, Japan Above Yurakucho in Tokyo East Japan Railway Company (東日本旅客鉄道 Higashi-Nihon Ryokyaku Tetsudo or JR東日本; JR Higashi-Nihon) (TYO: 9020) is a Japanese private railroad company, the largest passenger railway company in the world and one of the seven JR companies. ... A 2100 Series train. ... Keisei Headquarters Skyliner, Keiseis express train from Tokyo to Narita Airport The ) is a major private railway in Chiba and Tokyo, Japan. ... The Keio Electric Railway (京王電鉄 Keio Dentetsu) is a private railway in Tokyo, Japan. ... Near Higashi-Kitazawa Station The Odakyu Electric Railway Co. ... Seibu Railway train in the city of Higashi Murayama, Tokyo The Seibu Railway Company, Ltd. ... Tōbu 50000 series trainset Tōbu 100 series Spacia limited express Tōbu Railway Co. ... Tokyu Series-8000 train approaching Daikanyama Station. ... new Tokyo Metro sign and logo This office tower, above Tokyo Metro Ueno Station, houses the headquarters of the Tokyo Metro. ... The Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Transportation (東京都交通局 Tōkyō-to Kōtsū-kyoku) is Tokyos public transportation authority. ... The Yokohama subway network in Yokohama, Japan is operated by two groups. ... Tokyo Monorail (東京モノレール) is a monorail system connecting Tokyo International Airport to Hamamatsucho Station in downtown Tokyo, Japan. ...


Tokyo Railway and Subway Map


Greater Tokyo Railway and Subway Map


Other

The Shuto Expressway system connects other national expressways in the capital region. A map of the Expressway Shuto Expressway , lit. ... The expressways (高速道路, kōsokudōro, lit. ...


Tokyo and Yokohama are the only two of the major ports in the Greater Tokyo Area.


References

  1. ^ United Nations World Urbanization Prospects (2005 edition)
  2. ^ Japan Statistics Bureau - Keihinyo Major Metropolitan Area
  3. ^ demographia.com - World urban areas
  4. ^ Japan Statistics Bureau - Population figures for range of distance
  5. ^ Urban Transport Fact Book - Tokyo-Yokohama suburban rail summary

See also

This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... The National Capital Region (首都圏 Shuto-ken) of Japan can refer to: The Greater Tokyo Area. ...

External links

  • Urban Employment Areas in Japan (2000)

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