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Encyclopedia > Shinjuku, Tokyo
Shinjuku
新宿区
Location of Shinjuku
Shinjuku's location in Tokyo, Japan.
Location
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Tokyo
Physical characteristics
Area 18.23 km²
Population (as of 2005)
     Total 305,352
     Density 16,710/km²
Symbols
Tree Zelkova serrata
Flower Azalea
Shinjuku Hall
Mayor Nakayama Hiroko
Phone number 03-3209-1111
Official website: Shinjuku

Shinjuku (新宿区 Shinjuku-ku?) is one of the 23 special wards of Tokyo, Japan. It is a major commercial and administrative centre, housing the busiest train station in the world (Shinjuku Station), and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, the administration center for the Tokyo Metropolis. The area around Shinjuku Station is home to a large concentration of department stores, specialist electronic and camera shops, cinemas, restaurants and bars. Many international hotels have a large presence here. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1440x801, 23 KB) Summary Made from merging Image:Carte Shinjuku-ku fr. ...   , literally Eastern capital) is a unique subnational administrative region of Japan with characteristics of both a prefecture and a city. ... In political geography and international politics, a country is a political division of a geographical entity, a sovereign territory, most commonly associated with the notions of state or nation and government. ... Map of the regions of Japan. ... Kantō region, Japan. ... 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). ...   , literally Eastern capital) is a unique subnational administrative region of Japan with characteristics of both a prefecture and a city. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Population density by country, 2006 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. ... The coniferous Coast Redwood, the tallest tree species on earth. ... Binomial name Zelkova serrata (Thunb. ... A Phalaenopsis flower Rudbeckia fulgida A flower, (<Old French flo(u)r<Latin florem<flos), also known as a bloom or blossom, is the reproductive structure found in flowering plants (plants of the division Magnoliophyta, also called angiosperms). ... Species see text Source: The Rhododendron page, and some research. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... A telephone number is a sequence of decimal digits that uniquely indicates the network termination point. ... The special wards of Tokyo are 23 municipalities that together make up the core and the most populous part of Tokyo, Japan. ...   , literally Eastern capital) is a unique subnational administrative region of Japan with characteristics of both a prefecture and a city. ... 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. ... Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building (Tochō) The Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building ), (also referred to as Tokyo City Hall, or tochō (都庁) for short) is the building which houses the headquarters of Tokyo local government; this comprises not only the 23 wards that people think of as the city of Tokyo, but also...


As of 2005, the ward has an estimated population of 305,352 and a density of 16,710 persons per km². The total area is 18.23 km².[citation needed] Population density by country, 2006 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. ...


Shinjuku has the highest numbers of registered foreign nationals of any community in Tokyo. As of October 1, 2005, 29,353 people with 107 nationalities were registered in Shinjuku. The top five nationalities are Korea (including North and South), China, France, Myanmar, and the Philippines.[citation needed] is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Korea (Korean: 한국 in South Korea or ì¡°ì„  in North Korea, see below) is a geographic area, civilization, and former state situated on the Korean Peninsula in East Asia. ... North Korea, officially the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea (DPRK; Korean: Chos&#335;n Minjuju&#365;i Inmin Konghwaguk; Hangul: &#51312;&#49440;&#48124;&#51452;&#51452;&#51032;&#51064;&#48124;&#44277;&#54868;&#44397;; Hanja: &#26397;&#39854;&#27665;&#20027;&#20027;&#32681;&#20154;&#27665;&#20849;&#21644;&#22283;), is a country in eastern Asia... Motto None (Unofficial: Broadly benefit humankind also translated as Devotion to the welfare of humanity) Anthem Aegukga Patriotic Hymn Capital (and largest city) Seoul Official languages Korean Government Presidential republic  -  President Roh Moo-hyun  -  Prime Minister Han Duck-soo Establishment  -  Independence declared March 1, 1919 (de jure)   -  Liberation August 15...

Contents

Geography

Shinjuku Skyscrapers viewed from Tokyo Tower.
Shinjuku Skyscrapers viewed from Tokyo Tower.
Billboards in Shinjuku.
Billboards in Shinjuku.

Tokyo wards around Shinjuku are: Chiyoda to the east; Bunkyo and Toshima to the north; Nakano to the west, and Shibuya and Minato to the south. In addition, Nerima is only a hundred meters away. The highest point in Shinjuku is Hakone Hill, 44.6 m, in Toyama Park east of Takadanobaba and Shin-Okubo stations. The lowest point is 4.2 m in the Iidabashi area.[citation needed] Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x768, 232 KB) 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 Download high resolution version (1024x768, 232 KB) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Taipei 101, the worlds tallest skyscraper by roof height on high rise. ... Tokyo Tower ) is a tower in Shiba Park, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan ( ). It is 332. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1728x2220, 733 KB) En: a street of Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan Copyright © 2003 David Monniaux File links The following pages link to this file: Shinjuku, Tokyo ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1728x2220, 733 KB) En: a street of Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan Copyright © 2003 David Monniaux File links The following pages link to this file: Shinjuku, Tokyo ... 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. ... Akamon Gate at the University of Tokyo. ... Toshima (豊島区; -ku) is a special ward located in Tokyo, Japan. ... Nakano (中野区 -ku) is one of the 23 special wards of Tokyo, Japan. ... Neon lights in Shibuya Location of Shibuya-ku in Tokyo. ... Tokyo Tower and Zojoji by night, Shiba Park Roppongi Hills Rainbow Bridge connecting central Tokyo to Odaiba Minato (港区 -ku) is one of the 23 special wards of Tokyo, Japan. ... Location of Nerima-ku in Tokyo. ...


Areas of Shinjuku include:

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History

In 1634, during the Edo period, as the outer moat of the Edo Castle was built, a number of temples and shrines moved to the Yotsuya area on the western edge of Shinjuku. In 1698, Naitō Shinjuku had developed as a new (shin) station (shuku or juku) on the Kōshū Kaidō, one of the major highways of that era. Naitō was a daimyo whose mansion stood in the area; his land is now a public park, the Shinjuku Gyoen. The Edo period ), also called Tokugawa period, is a division of Japanese history running from 1603 to 1868. ... Edo Castle (江戸城 -jō) was built in 1457 by ÅŒta Dōkan in what is now the Chiyoda ward of Tokyo, but was then known as Edo, Toshima District, Musashi Province. ... Section of Tokaido near Hakone A kaidō (Japanese 街道 road) is an ancient road in Japan dating from the Edo period. ... Daimyo Matsudaira Katamori visits the residence of a retainer. ...


Shinjuku began to develop into its current form after the Great Kantō earthquake in 1923, since the seismically stable area largely escaped the devastation. Consequently, West Shinjuku is one of the few areas in Tokyo with many skyscrapers. The 1923 Great Kanto earthquake ) struck the Kanto plain on the Japanese main island of Honshu at 11:58 on the morning of September 1, 1923. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


The Tokyo air raids from May to August 1945 destroyed almost 90% of the buildings in the area in and around Shinjuku Station. [1] The pre-war form of Shinjuku, and the rest of Tokyo, for that matter, was retained after the war because the roads and rails, damaged as they were, remained, and these formed the heart of the Shinjuku in the post-war construction. Only in Kabuki-cho was a grand reconstruction plan put into action (Ichikawa, 2003). B-29 bombers were used to drop hundreds of thousands of tons of explosives onto Japanese cities during the war. ...


The present ward was established on March 15, 1947, with the merger of the former wards of Yotsuya, Ushigome, and Yodobashi. is the 74th day of the year (75th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 1991, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government moved from the Marunouchi district of Chiyoda to the current building in Shinjuku. (The Tokyo International Forum stands on the site vacated by the government.) Skyline of Marunouchi district, viewed from Imperial Palace gardens Marunouchi gate of Tokyo Station Marunouchi (丸の内) is a commercial district of Tokyo located in Chiyoda Ward, between Tokyo Station and the Imperial Palace. ... Interior of Tokyo International Forum Interior of Tokyo International Forum The Tokyo International Forum ) is an important urban landmark in Tokyo, Japan. ...


Government and politics

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building

Like the other wards of Tokyo, Shinjuku has a status equivalent to a city. As of 2005, the mayor is Hiroko Nakayama. The kugikai (ward council) consists of 38 elected members. The Liberal Democratic Party and New Komeito Party currently forms government. Democratic Party of Japan, Japanese Communist Party and the Social Democratic Party are also represented together with 4 independents. Its kuyakusho (ward headquarters) is at 1-4-1 Kabukicho. Image File history File linksMetadata TokyoTocho. ... Image File history File linksMetadata TokyoTocho. ... Japan has three levels of government: national, prefectural, and municipal. ... The Liberal Democratic Party ), frequently abbreviated to LDP or Jimintō ), is a conservative political party and the largest party in Japan, which has been ruling almost uninterruptedly since Japan regained independence after World War II. It is not to be confused with the now-defunct Liberal Party ), which merged with... The New Komeito ), New Komeito Party , or NKP is a political party in Japan formed by Daisaku Ikeda, leader of the Buddhist organization Soka Gakkai. ... The Democratic Party of Japan ) is a liberal party in Japan. ... The Japanese Communist Party or Japan Communist Party (JCP) (in Japanese 日本共産党, Nihon Kyōsan-tō) is a political party in Japan. ... The Social Democratic Party (社会民主党 Shakai Minshu-tō, often abbreviated to 社民党 Shamin-tō; also abbreviated as SDP in English) is a political party of Japan. ...


Shinjuku is also the center of the government of Tokyo Prefecture and the prefecture assembly together with all political officies are located at the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building. Tokyo (&#26481;&#20140;; T&#333;ky&#333;, lit. ... Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building (Tochō) The Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building ), (also referred to as Tokyo City Hall, or tochō (都庁) for short) is the building which houses the headquarters of Tokyo local government; this comprises not only the 23 wards that people think of as the city of Tokyo, but also...


Elections

  • Shinjuku local election, 2004
  • Shinjuku mayoral election, 2006
  • Shinjuku local election, 2007

Shinjuku held an election to the local ward assembly on April 27, 2004- Categories: | ... Shinjuku held a mayoral election on November 12, 2006. ... Shinjuku, Tokyo held aa local election for the city assembly on April 22, 2007. ...

Transportation

Further information: Transportation in Greater Tokyo

Shinjuku is a major urban transit hub: JR Shinjuku Station sees an estimated 3 million passengers pass through each day, making it the busiest station in the world. It houses interchanges to three subway lines and two privately owned commuter lines, as well as the JR lines. Shinkansen at Tokyo Station Tokyo subway line map The Ginza Line, Asias oldest subway line, first opened in 1927. ... Japan Railway, more commonly called JR, is a collective term for the privatized descendants of the former Japanese National Railways, formed when JNR was divided into seven parts on April 1, 1987. ... 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. ...


Rail

Shinjuku station.
Shinjuku station.
Shinjuku view
Shinjuku view

Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 593 pixelsFull resolution (2015 × 1493 pixel, file size: 277 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Shinjuku Station, Tokyo. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 593 pixelsFull resolution (2015 × 1493 pixel, file size: 277 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Shinjuku Station, Tokyo. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... 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 Yamanote Line E231 series EMU on the left departs with a 205 series on the right Passengers prepare to board a train on the Yamanote Line 205 series 6-door car before the morning rush Display within Yamanote Line car shows next stop and route map. ... Commuter train on Chuo Line at Tokyo Station Chuo Main Line The Chūō Main Line ), commonly called the Chūō Line, is one of the trunk lines of JR, the intercity rail group in Japan. ... Sobu Line/Yokosuka Line E217 series train Sobu Line 113 series train at Naruto Station Sōbu Main Line ) is a railway line between Tokyo and the east coast of Chiba Prefecture, Japan, operated by the East Japan Railway Company. ... A northbound Saikyo Line train bound for Kawagoe takes on passengers at Shinjuku Station. ... E231 train on Shōnan-Shinjuku Line service at Shinjuku Station The Shōnan-Shinjuku Line ) is a railway service in Japan that connects the cities of Saitama, Tokyo, Yokohama, Kamakura, and Odawara. ... new Tokyo Metro sign and logo This office tower, above Tokyo Metro Ueno Station, houses the headquarters of the Tokyo Metro. ... Marunouchi Line train crossing the Kanda River near Ochanomizu Station Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line (東京地下鉄丸ノ内線) is a subway line, part of the Tokyo Metro system in Tokyo, Japan. ... Yurakucho Line (Click on image to enlarge. ... JR Line Station name sign Iidabashi Station (飯田橋駅) is a major interchange station in Tokyos Chiyoda ward, with some underground sections of the station complex located in Shinjuku and Bunkyō wards. ... A Series-05 train on the Tozai Line. ... Namboku Line (Click on image to enlarge. ... The Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Transportation (&#26481;&#20140;&#37117;&#20132;&#36890;&#23616; T&#333;ky&#333;-to K&#333;ts&#363;-kyoku) is Tokyos public transportation authority. ... The Toei Shinjuku Line ) is a subway line in Tokyo, Japan operated by the Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Transportation. ... The Toei Ōedo Line (都営地下鉄大江戸線, Toei Chikatetsu Ōedo-sen) is a subway line in Tokyo, Japan operated by the Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Transportation (not the Tokyo Metro). ... The Toden Arakawa Line (&#37117;&#38651;&#33618;&#24029;&#32218;) is a streetcar line in Tokyo, Japan. ... Near Higashi-Kitazawa Station The Odakyu Electric Railway Co. ... The Odakyū Odawara Line ) is the Odakyū Electric Railways main section of railway line in Japan. ... Series-1000 rolling stock on the Keio Inokashira Line. ... Series-8000 rolling stock on the Keio Line. ... The Keio New Line ) is the name for a 3. ... Seibu Railway train in the city of Higashi Murayama, Tokyo The Seibu Railway Company, Ltd. ... The Seibu Shinjuku Line (西武新宿線, seibu shinjuku sen) is a train line owned by the private company Seibu Railway running from Seibu Shinjuku Station in Shinjuku, Tokyo to Honkawagoe Station in Saitama Prefecture. ...

Highways

A map of the Expressway Shuto Expressway , lit. ... National Route 2 connects Osaka and Fukuoka. ... The Sakurada Gate of the Imperial Palace. ...

Education

Colleges and universities

For a university in Tanzania, see List of universities in Tanzania. ... Keio University ) is the top private university in Japan, which has a history as Japans very first private institution of higher learning, which dates back to the formation of a school for Dutch studies in 1858 in Edo (now Tokyo) by founder Yukichi Fukuzawa. ... Tokyo University of Science (東京理科大学 Tokyo Rika Daigaku, formerly Tokyo Science University) is the prestigious private university of science and technology in Japan. ... Waseda University ), often abbreviated to Sodai ) is a co-educational, private university in Japan. ... Lakeland College Japan is a two year campus located in the Shinjuku prefecture of Tokyo, Japan. ... Sophia University ) is a private university, with its main campus located in Yotsuya, an area of Tokyos Chiyoda Ward in Japan. ...

Schools

Public elementary and junior high schools in Shinjuku are operated by the Shinjuku Ward Board of Education. Public high schools are operated by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Board of Education. The Tokyo Metropolitan Government Board of Education (東京都教育委員会 Tōkyō-to Kyōiku Iinkai) manages public high schools in the metropolis of Tokyo, Japan. ...


Sight Seeing

This is the most popular sightseeing spot in Shinjuku.[citation needed] Shinjuku may have a reputation as ‘an urban area,’ but it is certainly not without a garden. Shinjuku-gyoen is an oasis within skyscrapers, and one can enjoy its beauty throughout the four seasons. Its 100th anniversary of founding was in 2006. Shinjuku Gyoen (新宿御苑, Shinjuku Imperial Gardens ) is national park with an eminent garden in Tokyo it is in Shinjuku (Tokyo, Japan). ...

This is a big park neighboring the skyscrapers of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government. This park is essential for businessmen to have a break during their busy weekdays, and for children to play at weekends. This article needs to be wikified. ...

  • Tokyo Tochō (The Tokyo Metropolitan Government)

Since 1991, Tokyo Tochō has been a symbol of Shinjuku. It has an observation room on the 45th floor, which is 202 meters high. From here, one can see the Diet Building and Tokyo Tower, and weather permitting, Mount Fuji. Mount Fuji Mount Fuji , IPA: )   is the highest mountain in Japan. ...

  • Kyu Ogasawara tei (The Ogasawara House)

This is a Spanish style house built for Earl Ogasawara in 1927. This European style building is now used as a restaurant run by a private enterprise.

  • Waseda daigaku ‘Okuma kodo’ (Waseda university 'Okuma auditoriums')

This is a symbol of the Waseda university and a landmark for people around the university.

  • Meiji Jingu Shoutoku kinen kaigakan (The Shotoku anniversary museum in the Outer Gardens of Meiji Shrine)

This is the most outstanding and magnificent building in the Outer Gardens of Meiji Shrine. A straight long avenue beginning at the front of the museum becomes golden with the leaves colour in autumn. The Outer Gardens of Meiji Shrine were selected as one of 100 most beautiful places in Tokyo.


People

Yukio Mishima Yukio Mishima ) was the public name of Kimitake Hiraoka , January 14, 1925—November 25, 1970), a Japanese author and playwright, famous for both his highly notable nihilistic post-war writings and the circumstances of his ritual suicide by seppuku. ... Natsume Soseki on the former 1000 yen note. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Kaoru Sugita ) (born November 27, 1964) is a Japanese actress, singer, and celebrity from Shinjuku, Tokyo. ... Tetsuro Tamba in You Only Live Twice. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Kōji Yamamoto is a Japanese actor who stars in Shinsengumi as Hijikata Toshizō. Categories: Japanese people stubs | Japanese actors ... Marty Friedman (born Martin Adam Friedman December 8, 1962 in Washington, D.C., United States) is an American guitarist. ... Ami as she appeared on Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi. ... Yumi Sue Yoshimura (吉村 由美 Yoshimura Yumi, born January 30, 1975) is thought of as the cool half of the J-Pop duo Puffy AmiYumi (known in Japan as Puffy). She was born in Neyagawa, Osaka, Japan. ... Anna Tsuchiya , born March 11, 1984 in Tokyo, Japan) is a Japanese singer, songwriter, model, and actress. ...

Sister cities

Shinjuku has friendship-city arrangements with three overseas localities[2]: Lefkada in Greece; Mitte in Berlin, Germany; and Dongcheng District, Beijing, People's Republic of China. Lefkada, or Lefkas (Greek: Modern: Λευκάδα, Ancient/Katharevousa: -as) is a Greek island in the Ionian Sea, connected to the mainland by a long causeway and floating bridge, as well as the islands capital city. ... The location of Mitte in Berlin. ... This article is about the capital of Germany. ... Spanning an area of 24. ...


References

  • Shinjuku Ward Office, History of Shinjuku
  • Hiroo Ichikawa "Reconstructing Tokyo: The Attempt to Transform a Metropolis" in C. Hein, J.M. Diefendorf, and I. Yorifusa (Eds.) (2003). Building Urban Japan after 1945. New York: Palgrave.

External links

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Cities: Akiruno | Akishima | Chōfu | Fuchū | Fussa | Hachiōji | Hamura | Higashikurume | Higashimurayama | Higashiyamato | Hino | Inagi | Kiyose | Kodaira | Koganei | Kokubunji | Komae | Kunitachi | Machida | Mitaka | Musashimurayama | Musashino | Nishi-Tōkyō | Ōme | Tachikawa | Tama
Districts and Subprefectures: Nishitama District | Hachijō Subprefecture | Miyake Subprefecture | Ogasawara Subprefecture | Ōshima Subprefecture

Coordinates: 35°42′02″N, 139°42′54″E Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...   , literally Eastern capital) is a unique subnational administrative region of Japan with characteristics of both a prefecture and a city. ... The 23 special wards (特別区 tokubetsuku) are self-governing, special municipalities in the central and most populous part of Tokyo, Japan. ... Map of Adachi-ku. ... Arakawa (Japanese: 荒川区; -ku) is a special ward located in Tokyo, Japan. ... Location of Bunkyo-ku in Tokyo. ... 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. ... Chūō ) is one of the 23 special wards that form the heart of Tokyo, Japan. ... Location of Edogawa-ku in Tokyo. ... Itabashi (&#26495;&#27211;&#21306;; -ku) is a special ward located in Tokyo, Japan. ... Katsushika (&#33883;&#39166;&#21306;; ku) is a special ward located in northeast Tokyo, Japan. ... Kita (Japanese: &#21271;&#21306;; -ku) is a special ward located in Tokyo, Japan. ... Location of Kōtō-ku in Tokyo. ... Categories: Wards of Tokyo | Japan geography stubs ... Tokyo Tower and Zojoji by night, Shiba Park Roppongi Hills Rainbow Bridge connecting central Tokyo to Odaiba Minato (港区 -ku) is one of the 23 special wards of Tokyo, Japan. ... Nakano (中野区 -ku) is one of the 23 special wards of Tokyo, Japan. ... Location of Nerima-ku in Tokyo. ... This article is about the Tokyo ward, for other uses, see Ota. ... Location of Setagaya-ku in Tokyo. ... Neon lights in Shibuya Location of Shibuya-ku in Tokyo. ... Shinagawa ) is one of the 23 special wards of Tokyo, Japan. ... Suginami (杉並区; -ku) is a special ward located in Tokyo, Japan. ... Sumida (Japanese: 墨田区; -ku) is a special ward located in Tokyo, Japan. ... Toshima (豊島区; -ku) is a special ward located in Tokyo, Japan. ... Location of Taitō-ku in Tokyo. ... 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. ... Map of Tokyo with Chōfu highlighted Ajinomoto Stadium The Tokyo Metropolitan Government Jindai Botanical Garden in Chōfu is a popular public park. ... For other locations with a similar name, see FuchÅ«. FuchÅ« ) 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 (&#32701;&#26449;&#24066;; -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 (&#26481;&#26449;&#23665;&#24066;; -shi) is a city located in Tokyo, Japan. ... Higashiyamato (&#26481;&#22823;&#21644;&#24066;; -shi) is a city located in Tokyo, Japan. ... Categories: Cities in Tokyo Prefecture | Japan geography stubs ... Inagi (&#31282;&#22478;&#24066;; -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 (&#22269;&#20998;&#23546;&#24066;; -shi) is a city in Tokyo, Japan. ... Komae (&#29403;&#27743;&#24066;; -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 (&#31435;&#24029;&#24066;; -shi) is a city located in western Tokyo, Japan. ... Tama (&#22810;&#25705;&#24066;; -shi) is a city located in Tokyo, Japan. ... Nishitama, in Tokyo, Japan, is formed in the following towns and villages. ... Hachijojima (八丈島; Hachijo Island) is a Japanese island in the Pacific Ocean, 300km south of Tokyo. ... View from Kozushima Miyakejima (三宅島) is an island in the Izu group, southeast of Honshu, Japan. ... A map of the Ogasawara Islands south of Japan The Ogasawara Islands (小笠原諸島) are an archipelago of over 30 subtropical islands some 1,000 km directly south of central Tokyo, Japan. ... ÅŒshima Subprefecture (大島支庁) is an administrative subdivision of Tokyo, Japan. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Shinjuku (新宿区-ku) is one of the 23 special wards of Tokyo, Japan.
Tokyo wards around Shinjuku are: Chiyoda to the east; Bunkyo and Toshima to the north; Nakano to the west, and Shibuya and Minato to the south.
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Tokyo was already the nation's political, economic, and cultural center, and the emperor's residence made it a de facto imperial capital as well with the former Edo Castle becoming the Imperial Palace.
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