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Tokyo Metropolis (東京都 Tōkyō-to)
Capital n/a
Region Kantō
Island Honshū
Governor Shintaro Ishihara
Area 2,187.08 km² (45th)
 - % water 1.0%
Population  (Oct 1, 2007)
 - Population 12,790,000
(8,652,700 in special wards) (1st)
 - Density 5796 /km²
Districts 1
Municipalities 62
ISO 3166-2 JP-13
Website www.metro.tokyo.jp/
ENGLISH/
Prefectural Symbols
 - Flower Somei-Yoshino cherry blossom
 - Tree Ginkgo tree (Ginkgo biloba)
 - Bird Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibundus)
Tokyo Metropolitan Government symbol

Adopted in June 1989, Tokyo's official symbol has three arcs forming the letter T for Tokyo in the shape of a vivid green ginkgo leaf. It symbolizes Tokyo's future growth, prosperity, charm, and tranquility. Tokyo may refer to: Tokyo, one of the 47 prefectures of Japan including the highly urbanized central area which was formerly the city of Tokyo Tokyo (single) a song by YUI Tokyo a song by The Books from their 2003 album The Lemon of Pink Category: ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Map of the regions of Japan. ... Kantō region, Japan. ... The four main islands of Japan are: Hokkaidō HonshÅ« KyÅ«shÅ« Shikoku Okinawa is the fifth largest island except the disputed northern territories, and is the smallest island which has a prefectural capital. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Shintaro Ishihara (right) in a typical election poster pose with local lawmaker Ichiro Akita (left). ... Notes: 1 km² References National Governers Association (Japanese) See also Politics of Japan Prefectures of Japan List of Japanese prefectures by population ISO 3166-2 codes for Japan Categories: Japanese prefectures ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... October 1 is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Notes: ¹ as of 2000 References National Governors Association (Japanese) See also Politics of Japan Prefectures of Japan List of Japanese prefectures ranked by area ISO 3166-2 codes for Japan Categories: Japanese prefectures ... The special wards of Tokyo are 23 municipalities that together make up the core and the most populous part of Tokyo, Japan. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... This article is about the Japanese municipality system. ... ISO 3166-2 codes for Japan cover 47 prefectures. ... This article is about cherry blossoms and their cultural significance to the Japanese. ... Species G. biloba L. The Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba; 銀杏 in Chinese), frequently misspelled as Gingko, and also known as the Maidenhair Tree, is a unique tree with no close living relatives. ... Binomial name Larus ridibundus Linnaeus, 1766 The Black-headed Gull, (Larus ridibundus), is a small gull which breeds in much of Europe and Asia, and also in coastal eastern Canada. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Species G. biloba L. The Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba; 銀杏 in Chinese), frequently misspelled as Gingko, and also known as the Maidenhair Tree, is a unique tree with no close living relatives. ...

Tokyo (東京 Tōkyō?) formally Tokyo Metropolis (東京都 Tōkyō-to?), is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan and, unique among the prefectures, provides certain municipal services characteristic of a city, as defined by Japanese law.[1] 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). ... A city ) is a local administrative unit in Japan. ...


Because it is the seat of the Japanese government and the Imperial Palace, and the home of the Japanese Imperial Family, Tokyo is the de facto capital of Japan.[2] This article describes the structure of the Japanese Government For an outlook on current and historical political events, see Politics of Japan. ... Panorama of the Imperial Palace in Tokyo Map of the Imperial Palace and surrounding Gardens Nijubashi Bridge at the Imperial Palace. ... Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan. ... De facto is a Latin expression that means in fact or in practice. It is commonly used as opposed to de jure (meaning by law) when referring to matters of law or governance or technique (such as standards), that are found in the common experience as created or developed without...


Tokyo is the most populous prefecture and city in the country. The twenty-three special wards of Tokyo, although each administratively a city in its own right, constitute the area informally considered as the "city of Tokyo" and are collectively one of the largest cities in the world with a total population of over 8 million people.[3] The total population of the prefecture exceeds 12 million. The special wards of Tokyo are 23 municipalities that together make up the core and the most populous part of Tokyo, Japan. ...


The Greater Tokyo Area, centered on Tokyo but also including Chiba, Kanagawa, and Saitama, is the most populous metropolitan area in the world with a population of over 35 million people.[4] It has been the world's most populous urban area since between 1965 and 1970, and despite Japan's declining population, is still growing. 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). ... 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 Honshū, Japan. ... Saitama Prefecture (埼玉県; Saitama-ken) is located on Honshu island, Japan. ... Metropolitan areas with at least a million inhabitants in 2006 This is a list of the 100 largest urban agglomerations in the world according to the United Nations World Urbanization Prospects report (2005 revision). ...


Tokyo has the largest metropolitan gross domestic product in the world for a city, and it held the title of the world's most expensive city for over a decade from 1992 through 2005.[5] This article is about GDP in the context of economics. ...


Tokyo is a major global city and megacity. The name "Tokyo" refers variously to Tokyo Metropolis (the prefecture) as a whole, or only to the main urban mass under its jurisdiction (thus excluding west Tama and Izu / Ogasawara Islands), or even the whole of Greater Tokyo Area, which includes Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama, Chiba, Gunma, Tochigi, Ibaraki, and Yamanashi prefectures, depending on context. “World city” redirects here. ... This article is about megacities in general. ... Kanagawa Prefecture ) is a prefecture located in the southern Kantō region of Honshū, Japan. ... Saitama Prefecture (埼玉県; Saitama-ken) is located on Honshu island, Japan. ... Chiba Prefecture ) is located in the Greater Tokyo Area of Honshu Island, Japan. ... Gunma redirects here. ... Tochigi Prefecture (栃木県 Tochigi-ken) is a located in the Kanto region on the island of Honshu, Japan. ... For the city, see Ibaraki, Osaka. ... Map of Yamanashi Prefecture. ...


This article uses the name to refer to Tokyo Metropolis unless otherwise stated.

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History

Main article: History of Tokyo

The megacity now known as Tokyo was originally a small fishing village named Edo. In 1457, Ōta Dōkan built Edo Castle. In 1590, Tokugawa Ieyasu made Edo his base and when he became shogun in 1603, the town became the center of his nationwide military government. During the subsequent Edo period, Edo grew into one of the largest cities in the world with a population topping one million by the 18th century[6]. It became the de facto capital of Japan[7] even while the emperor lived in Kyoto, the imperial capital. Former Edo Castle, now the Kokyo Imperial Palace. ... Image File history File links Tokugawa_1. ... Image File history File links Tokugawa_1. ... Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu The Tokugawa clan crest This is a Japanese name; the family name is Tokugawa Tokugawa Ieyasu (previously spelled Iyeyasu) January 31, 1543 – June 1, 1616) was the founder and first shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate of Japan which ruled from the Battle of Sekigahara in 1600 until... This article is about megacities in general. ... Edo (Japanese: , literally: bay-door, estuary, pronounced //), once also spelled Yedo or Yeddo, is the former name of the Japanese capital Tokyo. ... ÅŒta Dōkan (太田道灌) (1432-1486) was born as ÅŒta Sukenaga (太田資長) into a daimyo family descending from Minamoto no Yorimasa. ... 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. ... Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu The Tokugawa clan crest This is a Japanese name; the family name is Tokugawa Tokugawa Ieyasu (previously spelled Iyeyasu) January 31, 1543 – June 1, 1616) was the founder and first shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate of Japan which ruled from the Battle of Sekigahara in 1600 until... Edo (Japanese: , literally: bay-door, estuary, pronounced //), once also spelled Yedo or Yeddo, is the former name of the Japanese capital Tokyo. ... Minamoto no Yoritomo, the first shogun of the Kamakura shogunate Shōgun )   is supreme general of the samurai,a military rank and historical title in Japan. ... The Edo period ), also called Tokugawa period, is a division of Japanese history running from 1603 to 1868. ... Kyoto )   is a city in the central part of the island of HonshÅ«, Japan. ...


After about 263 years, the shogunate was overthrown under the banner of restoring imperial rule. In 1869, the 17-year-old Emperor Meiji moved to Edo, which was renamed "Tokyo" ("Eastern Capital") the year before. Tokyo was already the nation's political and cultural center[8], and the emperor's residence made it a de facto imperial capital as well with the former Edo Castle becoming the Imperial Palace. The city of Tokyo was established, and continued to be the capital until it was abolished as a municipality in 1943 and merged with the "Metropolitan Prefecture" of Tokyo. The Meiji Restoration ), also known as the Meiji Ishin, Revolution, or Renewal, was a chain of events that led to enormous changes in Japans political and social structure. ... Emperor Meiji ) (November 3, 1852 — July 30, 1912) was the 122nd emperor of Japan according to the traditional order of succession, reigning from February 3, 1867 until his death. ... Geographical renaming is the act of changing the name of a geographical feature or area. ... Edo Castle (江戸城 -jō) was built in 1457 by Ōta Dōkan in what is now the Chiyoda ward of Tokyo, but was then known as Edo, Toshima District, Musashi Province. ... Panorama of the Imperial Palace in Tokyo Map of the Imperial Palace and surrounding Gardens Nijubashi Bridge at the Imperial Palace. ... Tokyo City (東京市 Tōkyō-shi) was a Japanese municipality located in the center of the Tokyo urban area. ...


Central Tokyo, like Osaka, has been designed since about the turn of the century (1900) to be centered around major train stations in a high-density fashion[citation needed], so suburban railways were built relatively cheaply at street level and with their own right-of-way. This differs from other world cities, such as Los Angeles, that are low-density and automobile-centric. Though expressways have been built, the basic design has not changed to this day. For other uses, see Osaka (disambiguation). ... Right-of-way is a legal term which may have any of several meanings: priority at a crossing, or in traffic. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... A map of the Expressway Shuto Expressway , lit. ...


Tokyo went on to suffer two major catastrophes in the 20th century, but it recovered from both. One was the Great Kanto Earthquake in 1923, and the other was World War II. The firebombings in 1945, with 75,000 to 200,000 killed and half of the city destroyed, were almost as devastating as the atomic bombs of Hiroshima and Nagasaki combined.[9] After the war, Tokyo was completely rebuilt, and showcased to the world during the city's 1964 Summer Olympics. The 1970s brought new high-rise developments such as Sunshine 60, a new and controversial airport at Narita (well outside Tokyo), and a population increase to about 11 million (in the metropolitan area). The Great Kanto Earthquake (関東大震災 Kantō daishinsai) struck the Kanto plain on the Japanese main island of Honshu at 11:58 on the morning of September 1, 1923. ... 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... B-29 bombers were used to drop hundreds of thousands of tons of explosives onto Japanese cities during the war. ... For other uses, see Hiroshima (disambiguation). ... Nagasaki ) ( ) is the capital and the largest city of Nagasaki Prefecture in Japan. ... The 1964 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XVIII Olympiad, were held in 1964 in Tokyo, Japan. ... Sunshine 60 Sunshine 60 Building ) is a 60-story building in east Ikebukuro, Toshima, Tokyo, Japan, situated at the end of Sunshine City. ... Narita (Japanese: 成田市; -shi) is a city located in Chiba, Japan. ...


Tokyo's subway and commuter rail network became one of the busiest in the world[10] as more and more people moved to the area. In the 1980s, real estate prices skyrocketed during an economic bubble. The bubble burst in the early 1990s and many companies, banks, and individuals were caught with real estate shrinking in value. A major recession followed, making the 1990s Japan's "lost decade"[11] from which it is now slowly recovering. Inflation-adjusted house prices in Japan (1980–2005) compared to house price appreciation the United States, Britain, and Australia (1995–2005). ... The 1980s were known as the lost decade for Latin America, in which the area occurred a significant economic depression. ...


Tokyo still sees new urban developments on large lots of less profitable land. Recent projects include Ebisu Garden Place, Tennozu Isle, Shiodome, Roppongi Hills, Shinagawa (now also a Shinkansen station), and Tokyo Station (Marunouchi side). Buildings of significance are demolished for more up-to-date shopping facilities such as Omotesando Hills. Land reclamation projects in Tokyo have also been going on for centuries. The most prominent is the Odaiba area, now a major shopping and entertainment center. There is a disputed proposal that this article should be merged with Tokyo Ebisu is a fashionable shopping district (named after Ebisu, the god of wealth), with many sidewalk cafes and fashion shops. ... Roppongi Hills Roppongi Hills ) is one of Japans largest integrated property developments, located in the Roppongi district of Tokyo. ... For the record label, see Shinkansen Records. ... Omotesando hills Omotesando Hills is the latest in a series of Tokyo urban developments by Minoru Mori. ... Skyline of Odaiba Dai-Roku Daiba (第六台場) or No. ...

Rainbow Bridge and Tokyo Tower as seen from Odaiba at night
Rainbow Bridge and Tokyo Tower as seen from Odaiba at night

Tokyo was hit by powerful earthquakes in 1703, 1782, 1812, 1855 and 1923[12][13]. The 1923 earthquake, with an estimated magnitude of 8.3, killed 142,000 people. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 534 pixelsFull resolution‎ (1,024 × 683 pixels, file size: 351 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 534 pixelsFull resolution‎ (1,024 × 683 pixels, file size: 351 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Rainbow Bridge viewed from Odaiba: note the loop at the far end, which brings Rinko Road and the Yurikamome New Transit from surface level to bridge level. ... Tokyo Tower ) is a tower in Shiba Park, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan ( ). It is 332. ... Skyline of Odaiba Dai-Roku Daiba (第六台場) or No. ... This article is about the natural seismic phenomenon. ... The Great Kanto Earthquake (関東大震災 Kantō daishinsai) struck the Kanto plain on the Japanese main island of Honshu at 11:58 on the morning of September 1, 1923. ...


There have been various plans proposed[14] for transferring national government functions from Tokyo to secondary capitals in other regions of Japan, in order to slow down rapid development in Tokyo and revitalize economically lagging areas of the country. These plans have been controversial[15] within Japan and have yet to be realized.


During the early Meiji period, the city was also called "Tōkei", an alternative pronunciation for the same Chinese characters representing "Tokyo". Some surviving official English documents use the spelling "Tokei".[16] This pronunciation is now obsolete.


Geography and administrative divisions

Main article: Politics of Tokyo
Map showing the mainland portion of Tokyo.
Map showing the mainland portion of Tokyo.

The mainland portion of Tokyo lies northwest of Tokyo Bay and measures about 90 km east to west and 25 km north to south. It borders Chiba Prefecture to the east, Yamanashi Prefecture to the west, Kanagawa Prefecture to the south, and Saitama Prefecture to the north. Mainland Tokyo is further subdivided into the special wards (occupying the eastern half) and the Tama area (多摩地域) stretching westwards. Elections Tokyo prefecture held elections for the prefectural assembly on 3 July 2005. ... Image File history File links TokyoMap. ... Image File history File links TokyoMap. ... Tokyo Bay from space Tokyo Bay ) is a bay in the southern Kantō region of Japan. ... Chiba Prefecture ) is located in the Greater Tokyo Area of Honshu Island, Japan. ... Map of Yamanashi Prefecture. ... 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. ...


Also within the administrative boundaries of Tokyo Metropolis are two island chains in the Pacific Ocean directly south: the Izu Islands, which are almost parallel to the Izu Peninsula; and the Ogasawara Islands, which stretch more than 1,000 km away from mainland Japan. Location Map of Islands The Izu Islands (伊豆諸島) are a group of volcanic islands stretching south and east from the Izu Peninsula 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. ...


Under Japanese law, Tokyo is designated as a to (), translated as metropolis[17]. Its administrative structure is similar to that of Japan's other prefectures. Within Tokyo lie dozens of smaller entities, most of them conventionally[citation needed] referred to as cities. It includes twenty-three special wards (特別 -ku) which until 1943 comprised the city of Tokyo but are now separate, self-governing municipalities, each with a mayor and a council, and having the status of a city. In addition to these 23 municipalities, Tokyo also encompasses 26 more cities ( -shi), five towns ( -chō or machi), and eight villages ( -son or -mura), each of which has a local government. The Tokyo Metropolitan Government is headed by a publicly elected governor and metropolitan assembly. Its headquarters are in the ward of Shinjuku. They govern all of Tokyo, including lakes, rivers, dams, farms, remote islands, and national parks in addition to its famous neon jungle, skyscrapers and crowded subways. Japanese law was historically heavily influenced by Chinese law and developed independently during the Edo period through texts such as Kujikata Osadamegaki, but has been largely based on the civil law of Germany since the late 19th century. ... For other uses, see Metropolis (disambiguation). ... 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). ... The special wards of Tokyo are 23 municipalities that together make up the core and the most populous part of Tokyo, Japan. ... Tokyo City (東京市 Tōkyō-shi) was a Japanese municipality located in the center of the Tokyo urban area. ... 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... Shinjuku ) is one of the 23 special wards of Tokyo, Japan. ... This article is about national parks. ...


The twenty-three special wards

The special wards (tokubetsu-ku) of Tokyo comprise the area formerly incorporated as Tokyo City. On July 1, 1943, Tokyo City was merged with Tokyo Prefecture (東京府, Tōkyō-fu) forming the current "metropolitan prefecture". As a result of this merger, unlike other city wards in Japan, these wards are not part of any larger incorporated city. The special wards of Tokyo are 23 municipalities that together make up the core and the most populous part of Tokyo, Japan. ... is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1943 (MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1943 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A ku (区), translated as ward, is a district in a large Japanese city. ...


Each ward is a municipality with its own elected mayor and assembly like the other cities of Japan. The wards differ from other cities in that certain governmental functions are handled by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government. Japan has three levels of government: national, prefectural, and municipal. ...


The special wards of Tokyo are as follows:

Skyscrapers in Shinjuku
Skyscrapers in Shinjuku

The term "central Tokyo" today may refer to the 23 special wards, the centres of Shinjuku, Minato, Chiyoda and Chūō connected and enclosed by the Yamanote Line, or to the three centrally located wards of Chiyoda, Chūō and Minato. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 480 pixelsFull resolution (2208 × 1325 pixel, file size: 911 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Note: this is a cropped and edited version of the original photograph, found on Wikimedia Commons here: [1]. Primary edits: cropped and contrast slightly adjusted. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 480 pixelsFull resolution (2208 × 1325 pixel, file size: 911 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Note: this is a cropped and edited version of the original photograph, found on Wikimedia Commons here: [1]. Primary edits: cropped and contrast slightly adjusted. ... Categories: Wards of Tokyo | Japan geography stubs ... 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 (板橋区; -ku) is a special ward located in Tokyo, Japan. ... Katsushika (葛飾区; ku) is a special ward located in northeast Tokyo, Japan. ... {{Japanese city | Name=Kita | JapaneseName=北区 | Prefecture=Tokyo | Region=Kantō | Area_km2=20. ... 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. ... Shibuya ) is one of the 23 special wards of Tokyo, Japan. ... Shinagawa ) is one of the 23 special wards of Tokyo, Japan. ... Shinjuku ) 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. ... Location of Taitō-ku in Tokyo. ... Toshima (豊島区; -ku) is a special ward located in Tokyo, Japan. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ...

Western Tokyo

To the west of the special wards, Tokyo Metropolis consists of cities, towns and villages that enjoy the same legal status as those elsewhere in Japan.


While serving a role as "bed towns" for those working in central Tokyo, some of these also have a local commercial and industrial base. Collectively, these are often known as Tama Area or Western Tokyo. Commuters waiting for the morning train in Maplewood, New Jersey A bedroom community, dormitory town, or commuter town is a community that is primarily residential in character, with most of its workers commuting to a nearby town or city to earn their livelihood. ... Category: ...


Cities

Satellite photo of Tokyo taken by NASA's Landsat 7
Satellite photo of Tokyo taken by NASA's Landsat 7

Twenty-six cities lie within the western part of Tokyo Prefecture: Tokyo Landsat Image. ... Tokyo Landsat Image. ... The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) (IPA [ˈnæsə]) is an agency of the United States government, responsible for the nations public space program. ... Landsat 7 is the latest satellite of the Landsat program. ...

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government has designated Hachiōji, Tachikawa, Machida, Ōme and Tama New Town as regional centres of the Tama area[18], as part of their plans to disperse urban functions away from central 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 (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. ... Nishitōkyō ) is a city located in Tokyo, Japan. ... 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. ...


Districts, towns and villages

The far west is occupied by the district (gun) of Nishitama. Much of this area is mountainous and unsuitable for urbanization. The highest mountain in Tokyo, Mount Kumotori, is 2,017 m high; other mountains in Tokyo include Mount Takasu (1737 m), Mount Odake (1266 m), and Mount Mitake (929 m). Lake Okutama, on the Tama River near Yamanashi Prefecture, is Tokyo's largest lake. Nishitama, in Tokyo, Japan, is formed in the following towns and villages. ... Mount Kumotori ) stands at the boundary of Tokyo, Saitama, and Yamanashi Prefectures on the island of Honshu, Japan. ... The shrine on Mount Mitake Mount Mitake (御岳山 mitakesan) is a mountain in Tokyo, Japan. ... Aeral photo of Lake Okutama. ... 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. ... Map of Yamanashi Prefecture. ...

Hinode ) is a town in Nishitama District, Tokyo, Japan. ... Mizuho (瑞穂町: Mizuho-machi) is a town in Nishitama District, Tokyo, Japan. ... Okutama is a town in Nishitama District, Tokyo. ... Hinohara ) is a municipality in Nishitama District, Tokyo, Japan. ...

Islands

Tokyo's outlying islands extend as far as 1850 km from central Tokyo. Because of the islands' distance from the city, they are locally run by branches of the metropolitan government. The islands are organized into two towns and seven villages. Image File history File links Map_of_Izu_Islands. ... Image File history File links Map_of_Izu_Islands. ... Location Map of Islands The Izu Islands (伊豆諸島) are a group of volcanic islands stretching south and east from the Izu Peninsula of Honshu, Japan. ...


In Izu Islands, there are 2 towns and 6 villages. In Ogasawara Islands, there is only 1 village.


Izu Islands

The Izu Islands are a group of volcanic islands and form part of the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park. The islands in order from closest to Tokyo are: Location Map of Islands The Izu Islands (伊豆諸島) are a group of volcanic islands stretching south and east from the Izu Peninsula of Honshu, Japan. ... Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park (富士箱根伊豆国立公園) is a national park in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. ...

Izu Ōshima and Hachiojima are towns. The remaining islands are six villages, with Niijima and Shikinejima forming one village. Izu ÅŒshima ) is a volcanic island in the Izu Islands (伊豆諸島) and administered by the Tokyo (東京都) Metropolitan government, Japan, lies south of Tokyo and east of the Izu Peninsula, Shizuoka prefecture. ... Toshima (利島), a volcanic island in the Izu Islands (伊豆諸島) and administered by the Tokyo (東京都) Metropolitan government, Japan, lies south of Tokyo and east of the Izu Pennisula, Shizuoka prefecture. ... Niijima (新島) is an island in Tokyo prefecture, Japan. ... Shikinejima (式根島) a volcanic island in the Izu Islands (伊豆諸島) and administered by the Tokyo (東京都) Metropolitan government, Japan, lies south of Tokyo and east of the Izu Pennisula, Shizuoka prefecture. ... Kozushima is a small Japanese island approximately 95 miles south of Tokyo, which is accessible only by boat or plane. ... View from Kozushima Miyakejima is an island in the Izu group, southeast of Honshu, Japan. ... Mikurajima (御蔵島) is a volcanic island in the Izu Archipelago (伊豆諸島), in Japan, and is part of the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park. ... Hachijojima (八丈島; Hachijo Island) is a Japanese island in the Pacific Ocean, 300km south of Tokyo. ... Aogashima (青ヶ島)a volcanic island in the Izu Islands (伊豆諸島) and administered by the Tokyo (東京都) Metropolitan government, Japan, lies south of Tokyo and south east of the Izu Pennisula, Shizuoka prefecture. ...


Ogasawara Islands

To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Ogasawara Islands (小笠原諸島) are an archipelago of over 30 subtropical islands some 1000 km directly south of central Tokyo, Japan. ... Chichi-jima (父島, lit. ... Haha-jima (母島, lit. ... For other uses, see Iwo Jima (disambiguation). ... Aerial photo from 1987 Minamitori-shima (南鳥島) or Marcus Island is an isolated island in the northwestern Pacific Ocean, located at . ... Okino Torishima (沖ノ鳥島), formerly called Parece Vela (Spanish for it looks like a sail) is the southernmost island of Japan, at 22°49′ N 136°07′ E, 1 740 km south of Tokyo, or 534 km Southeast of Oki Daito, the closest Japanese island, or 567 km WSE of Minami I... Japans honor guard often marches to greet the arrival of foreign dignitaries. ... Chichi-jima (父島, lit. ... Haha-jima (母島, lit. ...

National Parks

Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park
Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park

There are four national parks in Tokyo Prefecture: Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 471 pixelsFull resolution‎ (2,048 × 1,206 pixels, file size: 172 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Mt. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 471 pixelsFull resolution‎ (2,048 × 1,206 pixels, file size: 172 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Mt. ... Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park (富士箱根伊豆国立公園) is a national park in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. ...

Chichibu-Tama-Kai National Park ) is a national park in Japan at the intersection of Saitama, Yamanashi, Nagano and Tokyo Prefectures. ... Map of Yamanashi Prefecture. ... Saitama Prefecture (埼玉県; Saitama-ken) is located on Honshu island, Japan. ... Meiji no Mori Takao Quasi-National Park is located around Mount Takao in Hachioji, Tokyo, Japan. ... Mount Takao (高尾山 takaosan) is a mountain in the city of Hachioji, Tokyo, Japan. ... Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park (富士箱根伊豆国立公園) is a national park in Shizuoka Prefecture, 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. ... UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) is a specialized agency of the United Nations established in 1945. ... A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a specific site (such as a forest, mountain, lake, desert, monument, building, complex, or city) that has been nominated and confirmed for inclusion on the list maintained by the international World Heritage Programme administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, composed of 21 State...

Climate

Tokyo lies in the humid subtropical climate zone (Koppen climate classification Cfa), with hot humid summers and generally mild winters with cool spells. Its location on the coast of the Pacific Ocean affords Tokyo a milder climate than other cities worldwide at a similar latitude. Annual rainfall averages 1,380 mm (55 inches), with a wetter summer and a drier winter. Snowfall is sporadic, but does occur almost annually. The humid subtropical climate (Köppen Cfa) is a climate zone characterized by hot, humid summers and chilly to mild winters. ... The Köppen climate classification is one of the most widely used climate classification systems. ...


Economy

Tokyo has the largest metropolitan economy in the world. According to a study conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers, the Tokyo urban area (35.2 million people) had a total GDP of US$1,191 billion in 2005 (at purchasing power parity), ranking again as the largest urban agglomeration GDP in the world.[19] See also List of cities by GDP. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1200x1600, 386 KB) The Tokyo Stock Exchange. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1200x1600, 386 KB) The Tokyo Stock Exchange. ... The Tokyo Stock Exchange ), or TSE, is one of the largest stock exchange markets in the world by monetary volume located in Tokyo, Japan, second only to the New York Stock Exchange. ... A former PwC office building (Southwark Towers) in London, England. ... Cities with at least a million inhabitants in 2006 An urban area is an area with an increased density of human-created structures in comparison to the areas surrounding it. ... The purchasing power parity (PPP) theory uses the long-term equilibrium exchange rate of two currencies to equalize their purchasing power. ... Here is a list of cities by GDP as to 2005, measuring the econonic power of a given city (the wealth of a given city being measured by the GDP per capita). ...


Tokyo is a major international finance center[20], houses the headquarters of several of the world's largest investment banks and insurance companies, and serves as a hub for Japan's transportation, publishing, and broadcasting industries. During the centralized growth of Japan's economy following World War II, many large firms moved their headquarters from cities such as Osaka (the historical commercial capital) to Tokyo, in an attempt to take advantage of better access to the government. This trend has begun to slow due to ongoing population growth in Tokyo and the high cost of living there. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Insurance, in law and economics, is a form of risk management primarily used to hedge against the risk of a contingent loss. ... “Publisher” redirects here. ... Broadcasting is the distribution of audio and/or video signals which transmit programs to an audience. ... 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... For other uses, see Osaka (disambiguation). ...


Tokyo was rated by the Economist Intelligence Unit as the most expensive (highest cost-of-living) city in the world for 14 years in a row ending in 2006.[21] Note that this is for living a Western corporate executive lifestyle, with items typically considered luxuries in large cities, like a detached house and several automobiles. Many Japanese get by fine on a budget in Tokyo, underpinning the high national savings rate. The Economist is an English-language weekly news and international affairs publication owned by The Economist Newspaper Ltd and edited in London. ... A cost-of-living index measures the cost of goods and services, typically over time. ...

The Tokyo Stock Exchange is the second largest in the world by market capitalization of listed shares, at $4.99 trillion.[1] Only the New York Stock Exchange is larger. However, its prominence has fallen significantly since early 1990s asset bubble peak, when it accounted for more than 60% of the entire world's stock market values. The Tokyo Stock Exchange ), or TSE, is one of the largest stock exchange markets in the world by monetary volume located in Tokyo, Japan, second only to the New York Stock Exchange. ... Market capitalization, or market cap, is a measurement of corporate or economic size equal to the stock price times the number of shares outstanding of a public company. ... The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), nicknamed the Big Board, is a New York City-based stock exchange. ...


Tokyo had 8,460 ha (20,900 acres) of agricultural land as of 2003,[22] according to the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, placing it last among the nation's prefectures. The farmland is concentrated in Western Tokyo. Perishables such as vegetables, fruits, and flowers can be conveniently shipped to the markets in the eastern part of the prefecture. Japanese leaf spinach and spinach are the most important vegetables; as of 2000, Tokyo supplied 32.5% of the Japanese leaf spinach sold at its central produce market. Office building The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries ) a cabinet ministry in the government of Japan responsible for oversight of the agriculture, forestry and fishing industries. ... Komatsuna is a type of leafy Chinese cabbage, grown in Japan, Taiwan and Korea. ... Binomial name Spinacia oleracea L. Percentages are relative to US recommendations for adults. ...


With 36% of its area covered by forest, Tokyo has extensive growths of cryptomeria and Japanese cypress, especially in the mountainous western communities of Akiruno, Ōme, Okutama, Hachiōji, Hinode, and Hinohara. Decreases in the price of lumber, increases in the cost of production, and advancing old age among the forestry population have resulted in a decline in Tokyo's output. In addition, pollen, especially from cryptomeria, is a major allergen for the nearby population centers. Binomial name (L.f. ... Binomial name Chamaecyparis obtusa (Siebold & Zucc. ...


Tokyo Bay was once a major source of fish. Presently, most of Tokyo's fish production comes from the outer islands, such as Izu Ōshima and Hachijōjima. Skipjack tuna, nori, and aji are among the ocean products. Binomial name (Linnaeus, 1758) The skipjack tuna, Katsuwonus pelamis, is a medium-sized perciform fish in the tuna family, Scombridae. ... For other uses, see Nori (disambiguation). ... A family of fishes which includes the Pompanos and Jacks Pilot fish - Naucrates ductor Categories: Fish stubs ...


Demographics

As one of the major cities of the world[23], Tokyo has over eight million people living within its 23 wards, and during the daytime, the population swells by over 2.5 million as workers and students commute from adjacent areas[24]. This effect is even more pronounced in the three central wards of Chiyoda, Chūō, and Minato, whose collective population is less than 300,000 at night, but over two million during the day. The entire prefecture has 12,790,000 residents in October 2007 (8,657,000 in 23 wards), with an increase of over 3 million in the day. Tokyo Metropolis is at its highest population ever, while that of the 23 wards peak official count was 8,893,094 in the 1965 Census, with the count dipping below 8 million in the 1995 Census. People continue to move back into the core city as land prices have fallen dramatically. London New York City Paris Tokyo A global city (also known as a world city or world-class city) is a city with a somewhat subjective set of traits, some of which are listed below. ... 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. ... 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. ...

Population of Tokyo Prefecture
By area1

Tokyo Prefecture
Special wards
Tama Area
Islands

12.6 million
8.64 million
4 million
27,000

By age²

Juveniles (age 0-14)
Working (age 15-64)
Retired (age 65+)

1.433 million (12%)
8.507 million (71.4%)
2.057 million (16.6%)

By hours³

Day
Night

14.667 million
12.017 million

By nationality

Foreign residents

353,8264

1 as of June 1, 2007.
² as of January 1, 2003.
³ as of 2000.
4 as of January 1, 2005.

As of 2005, the five most common foreign nationalities found in Tokyo are Chinese (123,661), Korean (106,697), Filipino (31,077), American (18,848) and British (7,696)[25].


The 1889 Census recorded 1,389,600 people in Tokyo city, Japan's largest city at the time.


Transportation

Map of Tokyo Subway system with transfer stations labeled
Map of Tokyo Subway system with transfer stations labeled

Tokyo is Japan's largest domestic and international hub for rail, ground, and air transportation. Public transportation within Tokyo is dominated by an extensive network of clean and efficient[26] trains and subways run by a variety of operators, with buses, monorails and trams playing a secondary feeder role. Railway stations are not only transport, but the center of Tokyo and Japanese urban life, as everything is judged in relation to the railroads, taking on the significance of highways in the United States and elsewhere[original research?]. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution‎ (4,444 × 3,333 pixels, file size: 3. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution‎ (4,444 × 3,333 pixels, file size: 3. ... 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. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1200x796, 141 KB) Summary Map of Tokyo Subway system, including Tokyo Metro and Toei lines, as well as the JR Yamanote line. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1200x796, 141 KB) Summary Map of Tokyo Subway system, including Tokyo Metro and Toei lines, as well as the JR Yamanote line. ... Shinkansen at Tokyo Station Tokyo subway line map The Ginza Line, Asias oldest subway line, first opened in 1927. ...


Within Ōta, one of the 23 special wards, Tokyo International Airport ("Haneda") offers mainly domestic flights. Outside Tokyo, Narita International Airport, in Narita, Chiba Prefecture, is the major gateway for international travelers. This article is about the Tokyo ward, for other uses, see Ota. ... Tokyo International Airport ) (IATA: HND, ICAO: RJTT), located in ÅŒta, 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. ... Narita (Japanese: 成田市; -shi) is a city located in Chiba, Japan. ... Chiba Prefecture ) is located in the Greater Tokyo Area of Honshu Island, Japan. ...


Various islands governed by Tokyo have their own airports with service to Tokyo International Airport and other airports. Hachijojima is served by Hachijojima Airport. Miyakejima Airport serves Miyakejima. Izu Ōshima is served by Oshima Airport. Hachijojima (八丈島; Hachijo Island) is a Japanese island in the Pacific Ocean, 300km south of Tokyo. ... Hachijojima Airport is an airport in Hachijojima, Tokyo, Japan (IATA: HAC, ICAO: RJTH). ... Miyakejima Airport is an airport in Miyakejima, Tokyo, Japan (IATA: MYE, ICAO: RJTQ). ... View from Kozushima Miyakejima is an island in the Izu group, southeast of Honshu, Japan. ... Izu ÅŒshima ) is a volcanic island in the Izu Islands (伊豆諸島) and administered by the Tokyo (東京都) Metropolitan government, Japan, lies south of Tokyo and east of the Izu Peninsula, Shizuoka prefecture. ... Oshima Airport is an airport in Izu Oshima, Tokyo, Japan (IATA: OIM, ICAO: RJTO). ...


Rail is the primary mode of transportation in Tokyo, which has the most extensive urban railway network in the world and an equally extensive network of surface lines. JR East operates Tokyo's largest railway network, including the Yamanote Line loop that circles the center of downtown Tokyo. Tokyo Metro and Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Transportation operate the subway network. The metropolitan government and private carriers operate bus routes. Local, regional, and national services are available, with major terminals at the giant railroad stations, including Tokyo and Shinjuku. 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. ... 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. ... 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. ...


Expressways link the capital to other points in the Greater Tokyo area, the Kantō region, and the islands of Kyūshū and Shikoku. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the island. ...


Taxis operate in the special wards and the cities and towns. Long-distance ferries serve the islands of Tokyo and carry passengers and cargo to domestic and foreign ports.


Education

Tokyo has many universities, junior colleges, and vocational schools. Many of Japan's most prestigious universities are in Tokyo, the University of Tokyo being the most prestigious[27] of all. National universities located in Tokyo include Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo Institute of Technology and University of Tokyo. There is only one public university (i.e., not national): the Tokyo Metropolitan University. Keio University and Waseda University, top private universities in Japan[28], are located in Tokyo. Tokyo also has a few universities well-known for classes conducted in English. They include International Christian University, Sophia University, Waseda University and Temple University Japan. For an extensive list of universities in Tokyo, see List of universities in Tokyo. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1436x2049, 1651 KB) 慶應義塾大学のシンボルとして知られている三田キャンパスの図書館の旧館。1912年竣工。左に小さく見える銅像は創設者でもある。福沢諭吉。 photo of older building of the library of Keio University Mita campus. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1436x2049, 1651 KB) 慶應義塾大学のシンボルとして知られている三田キャンパスの図書館の旧館。1912年竣工。左に小さく見える銅像は創設者でもある。福沢諭吉。 photo of older building of the library of Keio University Mita campus. ... Keio University ) is one of the oldest private universities in Japan. ... Todai redirects here. ... There are 89 National Universities (kokuritsu daigaku 国立大学) in Japan. ... Hitotsubashi University ) is a national university in Tokyo, Japan. ... Headquarters of Tokyo Medical and Dental University in Bunkyo, Tokyo Tokyo Medical and Dental University (東京医科歯科大学 tōkyō ika shika daigaku) offers baccalaureate and graduate degrees in medicine, dentistry, and related fields. ... The University of Electro-Communications (電気通信大学 Denki-Tsushin Daigaku) is a Japanese university based in Chofu city, Tokyo. ... Tokyo Institute of Technology Tokyo Institute of Technology (東京工業大学; Tōkyō Kōgyō Daigaku), often called Tokyo Tech or Tōkōdai (東工大) for short, is the largest institution of higher learning in Japan dedicated to science and technology. ... Todai redirects here. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... Tokyo Metropolitan University is one of Tokyos Metropolitan prefecture managing universities. ... Keio University ) is one of the oldest private universities in Japan. ... Waseda University ), often abbreviated to Sōdai ) is one of the most prestigious universities in Japan. ... International Christian University ) is a non-denominational private university located in Mitaka, Tokyo, Japan. ... Sophia University ) is a private university, with its main campus located in Yotsuya, an area of Tokyos Chiyoda Ward in Japan. ... Waseda University ), often abbreviated to Sōdai ) is one of the most prestigious universities in Japan. ... Temple University is a university in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... This is a list of universities in Tokyo, Japan: National Universities Ochanomizu University University of Electro-Communications Tokyo Medical and Dental University Tokyo University of Foreign Studies Tokyo Gakugei University Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology Tokyo Geijutsu Daigaku Tokyo Institute of Technology University of Tokyo Tokyo University of...


Publicly run kindergartens, elementary schools (years 1 through 6), and junior high schools (7 through 9) are operated by local wards or municipal offices. Public high schools in Tokyo are run by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Board of Education and are called "Metropolitan High Schools". Tokyo also has a great number of privately run schools from kindergarten through high school.[29] Primary or elementary education is the first years of formal, structured education that occurs during childhood. ... Middle school and junior high school cover a period of education that straddles primary education and secondary education and serve as a bridge between them. ... For other uses, see High school (disambiguation). ... 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. ...


Culture

Tokyo has many museums. Located in Ueno Park are the Tokyo National Museum, the country's largest museum and specializing in traditional Japanese art; the National Museum of Western Art; and the Tokyo National Museum of Modern Art, which contains collections of Japanese modern art as well as over 40,000 Japanese and foreign films[30]. Ueno Park also contains the National Museum of Science and the public zoo. Other museums include the Nezu Art Museum in Aoyama; the Edo-Tokyo Museum in the Sumida Ward across the Sumida River from the center of Tokyo; and the National Diet Library, National Archives, and the National Museum of Modern Art which are located near the Imperial Palace. People enjoying cherry blossoms Ueno Park (上野公園 Ueno Kōen) is a spacious public park located in the Ueno section of Taito-ku, Tokyo, Japan. ... The Tokyo National Museum. ... Bronze statue of Amida Buddha at Kotokuin in Kamakura (1252 A.D.) Japanese art covers a wide range of art styles and media, including ancient pottery, sculpture in wood and bronze, ink painting on silk and paper, and a myriad of other types of works of art. ... The Tokyo National Museum of Modern Art ) is the foremost collecting and exhibiting museum of contemporary Japanese art. ... Dejeuner sur lHerbe by Pablo Picasso At the Moulin Rouge: Two Women Waltzing by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, 1892 The Scream by Edvard Munch, 1893 I and the Village by Marc Chagall, 1911 Fountain by Marcel Duchamp, 1917 Campbells Soup Cans 1962 Synthetic polymer paint on thirty-two... People enjoying cherry blossoms Ueno Park (上野公園 Ueno Kōen) is a spacious public park located in the Ueno section of Taito-ku, Tokyo, Japan. ... The Ueno Zoo (恩賜上野動物園: Onshi Ueno Dōbutsuen) is a zoo, owned by the government of Tokyo, and located in Taito Ward, Tokyo, Japan. ... The Nezu Art Museum, (Nezu Fine Arts Institute), located in the Aoyama district of Tokyo, Japan, houses the private collection of Nezu Kaichirô (1860-1940). ... Aoyama can refer to: 1. ... Sumida (Japanese: 墨田区; -ku) is a special ward located in Tokyo, Japan. ... The Sumida River flowing through Adachi, Tokyo The Sumida River (隅田川, Sumida-gawa) is a river which flows through Tokyo, Japan. ... Established in 1948 for the purpose of assisting members of the Diet of Japan/National Diet of Japan (国会: Kokkai) in researching matters of public policy, the National Diet Library (国立国会図書館; Kokuritsu Kokkai Toshokan) is the only national library in Japan. ... Places Kokyo the Japanese Imperial palace in the Chiyoda ward of Tokyo; The Forbidden City in Beijing; Hofburg Imperial Palace in Vienna; Imperial Palace hotel and casino on the Las Vegas Strip; Imperial Palace from Star Wars. ...


Tokyo has many theaters for the performing arts as well. These include national and private theaters for traditional forms of Japanese drama (like noh and kabuki) as well as modern dramas. Symphony orchestras and other musical organizations perform Western and traditional music. Tokyo also hosts modern Japanese and Western pop and rock music at venues ranging in size from intimate clubs to internationally known arenas like the Nippon Budokan. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The oldest Kabuki theatre in Japan: the Minamiza in Kyoto The Kabukiza in Ginza is one of Tokyos leading kabuki theaters. ... For other uses, see Pop music (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Rock music (disambiguation). ... For the computer game Budokan, see Budokan: The Martial Spirit For the style of Karate, see Budokan Karate-do The Nippon Budokan ), often shortened to just Budokan, is an arena in central Tokyo. ...


Tokyo is home to many different festivals that occur throughout the city. Major festivals include the Sanno Festival at Hie Shrine, and the Sanja Festival at Asakusa Shrine. Many Japanese cities hold festivals called matsuri. The Kanda Matsuri in Tokyo is held every two years in May. The festival features a parade with elaborately decorated floats and thousands of people. Annually on the last Saturday of July, an enormous fireworks display is held over the Sumida River and it attracts over 1 million viewers. Once cherry blossoms, or sakura, bloom in spring, many residents gather in parks such as Ueno Park, Inokashira Park, and the Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden for picnics under the cherry trees. The front of the shrine. ... Sanja Festival in Asakusa Sensoji is to the left of Asakusa Shrine. ... Stalls selling food or toys are a familiar sight at festivals throughout Japan. ... Kanda can mean:- Kanda, Tokyo, a place in Japan. ... For other uses, see Fireworks (disambiguation). ... The Sumida River flowing through Adachi, Tokyo The Sumida River (隅田川, Sumida-gawa) is a river which flows through Tokyo, Japan. ... People enjoying cherry blossoms Ueno Park (上野公園 Ueno Kōen) is a spacious public park located in the Ueno section of Taito-ku, Tokyo, Japan. ... Inokashira Park Inokashira Park (井の頭公園 Inokashira Kōen) is a park located in the cities of Musashino and Mitaka in Tokyo, Japan. ... 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 article is about cherry blossoms and their cultural significance to the Japanese. ...


Cuisine

In November of 2007, Michelin released their guide for fine dining in Tokyo. The city was awarded 191 stars in total, or about twice as many as its nearest competitor, Paris. Eight establishments were awarded the maximum of three stars (Paris has 10), 25 were awarded two stars, and 117 were given one star. Of the eight top-rated restaurants, three offer traditional Japanese fine dining, two are sushi houses, three serve French cuisine. [2] New York City 2006 First Michelin Red Guide for North America The Michelin Guide (Le Guide Michelin) is a series of annual guide books published by Michelin for over a dozen countries. ... This article is about the capital of France. ...


Sports

Tokyo Dome, home ground of Yomiuri Giants
Tokyo Dome, home ground of Yomiuri Giants
Ryōgoku Kokugikan sumo wrestling arena
Ryōgoku Kokugikan sumo wrestling arena

The sports teams listed below are based in Tokyo. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 531 pixelsFull resolution‎ (2,002 × 1,328 pixels, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 531 pixelsFull resolution‎ (2,002 × 1,328 pixels, file size: 1. ... Tokyo Dome Baseball at the Tokyo Dome The Tokyo Dome and the amusement park Tokyo Dome City Attractions. ... The Yomiuri Giants ) are one of the popular Central League baseball teams based at the Tokyo Dome in Bunkyo, Tokyo, Japan. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2209x1424, 782 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Nippon Budokan ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2209x1424, 782 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Nippon Budokan ... For the computer game Budokan, see Budokan: The Martial Spirit For the style of Karate, see Budokan Karate-do The Nippon Budokan ), often shortened to just Budokan, is an arena in central Tokyo. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 593 pixelsFull resolution‎ (1,555 × 1,152 pixels, file size: 533 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) 両国国技館の吊り屋根 撮影日:2006年5月21日 撮影者:Goki File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 593 pixelsFull resolution‎ (1,555 × 1,152 pixels, file size: 533 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) 両国国技館の吊り屋根 撮影日:2006年5月21日 撮影者:Goki File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Ryōgoku Kokugikan ) is an indoor sporting arena located in Tokyo, Japan. ...


Football (soccer)

F.C. Tokyo ) is a Japanese football (soccer) club playing in J. League Division 1. ... Tokyo Verdy 1969 ) is a football team which plays in Division 2 of Japans J. League. ... Sagawa Express Tokyo S.C. (soccer club) was an industrial-league football team based on Kōtō district of Tokyo metropolitan area in Japan, which was a member of Japan Football League (JFL). ... Location of Kōtō-ku in Tokyo. ... Yokogawa Musashino F.C. ) are a football (soccer) club based in Musashiono City, Tokyo, Japan. ... Musashino (武蔵野市; -shi) is a city located in Tokyo, Japan. ...

Baseball

The Yomiuri Giants ) are one of the popular Central League baseball teams based at the Tokyo Dome in Bunkyo, Tokyo, Japan. ... The Tokyo Yakult Swallows (Japanese: , Tōkyō Yakuruto Suwarōzu) are a professional baseball team in Japans Central League. ...

Ice Hockey

The Seibu Prince Rabbits ) are an Asia League Ice Hockey team based in Nishi-Tokyo City in Tokyo, Japan. ... Nishitōkyō ) is a city located in Tokyo, Japan. ...

Basketball

Ariake Coliseum is an indoor sporting arena located in Tokyo, Japan. ...

Volleyball

Club Name NECブルーロケッツ Arena NEC New Life Plaza Fuchu city, Tokyo, Japan. ... For other locations with a similar name, see Fuchū. Fuchū ) is a city in Tokyo Metropolis, Japan. ...

Rugby

Ricoh Black Rams is a Japanese rugby union team in the Top League. ... Location of Setagaya-ku in Tokyo. ... Suntory Sungoliath is owned by Suntory and is one of the Japanese rugby union teams in the Top League. ... For other locations with a similar name, see Fuchū. Fuchū ) is a city in Tokyo Metropolis, Japan. ... Toshiba Brave Lupus (Lupus = wolf in Latin) is a Japanese rugby team in the Top League. ... For other locations with a similar name, see Fuchū. Fuchū ) is a city in Tokyo Metropolis, Japan. ...

Tennis

Tokyo hosts one of the ten prestigious Tier I tournaments on the women's tennis tour (WTA) and it takes place in September after the US Open. Tokyo also hosts a tennis event on the men's ATP tour. WTA may refer to: WTA: Type of Intercooler, also known as a charge cooler World Transhumanist Association Womens Tennis Association World Travel Agency Web Technologies Architect (Job title) Willingness to Accept, an economic term Category: ... ... ATP may refer to: Chemistry/Biochemistry Adenosine triphosphate, the universal energy currency of all known living organisms Companies Alberta Theatre Projects, a major Canadian theatre company. ...


Olympics

The city hosted the 1964 Summer Olympics, the first modern olympiad held in Asia. Tokyo is also bidding for the 2016 Summer Olympics. The 1964 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XVIII Olympiad, were held in 1964 in Tokyo, Japan. ... For other uses, see Asia (disambiguation). ... The 2016 Summer Olympics, officially the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, is a major international sports and cultural festival to be celebrated in the tradition of the Olympic Games as governed by the International Olympic Committee. ...


Tourism

Main article: Tourism in Tokyo

Tokyo has many tourist sightseeing, cultural and sport attractions. These include famous temples, shrines, annual festivals and events, parks, scenic views, popular shopping and nightlife districts. Cultural highlights of Tokyo include museums, concert halls, and theaters. Tokyo ), is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan and includes the highly urbanized central area formerly known as the city of Tokyo which is the heart of the Greater Tokyo Area. ...


Tokyo in popular media

Main article: Tokyo in pop culture

As the largest city in Japan and the location of the country's largest broadcasters and studios, Tokyo is frequently the setting for many Japanese movies, television shows, animated series (anime), and comic books (manga). In the kaiju (monster movie) genre, landmarks of Tokyo are routinely destroyed by giant monsters such as Godzilla. Many comics and animated series are set in Tokyo, such as Pokémon, Bleach, Digimon, Sailor Moon, Ranma ½, Azumanga Daioh, Death Note, Beyblade, Yu-Gi-Oh! and even the western animation Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi, have become popular across the world as well. Some futuristic anime and manga such as Akira often depict Tokyo as a sprawling metropolis in a post-apocalyptic setting; some, such as Neon Genesis Evangelion, go so far as to have numbers designating different Tokyos. As the largest city in Japan and the location of the countrys largest broadcasters and studios, Tokyo is frequently the setting for many Japanese movies, television shows, animated series (anime), and comic books (manga). ... “Animé” redirects here. ... This article is about the comics published in East Asian countries. ... KaijÅ« (怪獣) is a Japanese term that generically translates to monster. ... This article is about the character itself. ... The official Pokémon logo. ... BLEACH redirects here. ... Digimon , short for デジタルモンスター dejitaru monsutā, Digital Monster) is a popular Japanese series of media and merchandise, including anime, manga, toys, video games, trading card games and other media. ... For the title character, see Sailor Moon (character) and for the first story arc, see Sailor Moon (arc). ... Ranma redirects here. ... Serialized in Dengeki Daioh Original run February 1999 – June 2002 No. ... Death note redirects here. ... Original run 8 January 2001 – 24 December 2001 No. ... Serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump Shonen Jump BANZAI! Shonen Jump Comics House Original run 1996 – March 2004 Volumes 38 volumes, with 343 total chapters TV anime: Yu-Gi-Oh! Director Various Studio Toei Animation Network TV Asahi Original run April 4, 1998 – October 10, 1998 Episodes 27 TV anime: Yu... Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi is an Annie Award-nominated American animated television series produced by Renegade Animation for the Cartoon Network. ... “Animé” redirects here. ... This article is about the comics published in East Asian countries. ... Akira (Japanese: ) is a cyberpunk serial manga by Katsuhiro Otomo (Japanese: ). An animated film version was released in 1988 (see Akira (film)). Compared with the film, the manga is an epic which exhaustively examines its themes of social isolation, corruption and power. ... Original run October 4, 1995 – March 27, 1996 Episodes 26 Manga Author Yoshiyuki Sadamoto Publisher Kadokawa Shoten Serialized in Shōnen Ace Original run February 1995 – present Volumes 11 Movies Evangelion: Death and Rebirth (1997) The End of Evangelion (1997) Revival of Evangelion (1998) Rebuild of Evangelion (2007–2008) Neon...


Some Hollywood directors have turned to Tokyo as a filming location for movies set in Tokyo. Well-known examples from the postwar era include Tokyo Joe, My Geisha, and the James Bond film You Only Live Twice; well-known contemporary examples include Kill Bill, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift and Lost in Translation. DVD cover Tokyo Joe is a 1949 film directed by Stuart Heisler and starring Humphrey Bogart, Alexander Knox, and Florence Marly. ... My Geisha is an American film made in 1962 and directed by Jack Cardiff. ... 007 redirects here. ... For the Ian Fleming novel, see You Only Live Twice. ... Kill Bill is the fourth film by writer-director Quentin Tarantino. ... Lost in Translation is a 2003 comedy-drama film. ...


Sister relationships

Tokyo flag
Tokyo flag

Tokyo has sister relationships with eleven places worldwide[3]: Image File history File links Flag_of_Tokyo. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Tokyo. ... Sign denoting twin towns of Neckarsulm, Germany Town twinning is a concept whereby towns or cities in geographically and politically distinct areas are paired with the goal of fostering human contact and cultural links. ...

In addition, Tokyo has a "partnership" agreement with the cities of London, Auckland [31], Paris and Rome. [4] and many of the wards and cities within Tokyo maintain sister-city relationships with other foreign cities. Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ... Peking redirects here. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... This article is about the capital of Germany. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Egypt. ... For other uses, see Cairo (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Indonesia. ... Jakarta (also DKI Jakarta), is the capital and largest city of Indonesia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia. ... For other uses, see Moscow (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... NSW redirects here. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... This article is about the state. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This article is about the capital of France. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... For other uses, see Rome (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Motto Pro Brasilia Fiant Eximia (Latin) For Brazil Great Things Are Done Anthem Bandeirantes Anthem Capital (and largest city) São Paulo Demonym Paulista Government  -  Governor José Serra  -  Vice Governor Alberto Goldman Area  -  Total 248. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Korea. ... Short name Statistics Location map Map of location of Seoul. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... For other uses, see Auckland (disambiguation). ... This article is about the capital of France. ... For other uses, see Rome (disambiguation). ...


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