Tokyo is the enormous and wealthy capital of Japan, overflowing with culture, commerce and, most of all, people. The core of the most populated urban area in the world, Tokyo is a fascinating and dynamic metropolis that mixes foreign influences, consumer culture and global business along with remnants of the capital of old Japan.

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Shinjuku is a central ward of Tokyo, known as the metropolis' second center.

Minato is a ward in central Tokyo. The name means "port", referring to its seaside location, although due to reclamation many areas in the district are quite far from the sea these days.

Shibuya is a shopping and eating district popular with a lot of young Tokyoites.


Toshima is a ward in northwest Tokyo, Japan. This guide incorporates Ikebukuro, a section of Toshima and one of the three major metropolitan sub-centers on the Yamanote Line, along with Shinjuku and Shibuya.

Chiyoda Ward is the center of Tokyo and in many ways the center of all Japan.

The Ginza district of Tokyo, literally "Silver Mint", is in the Chuo ward.

Akihabara is Tokyo's "Electric Town", located on the eastern side of the central Chiyoda ward.

Setagaya is in western Tokyo, and is the most populous and the second largest of the city's 23 wards.

For the young and fashionable teenager, spending time in Harajuku on the weekends is practically a necessity.

Chuo is a central ward in Tokyo. While the name literally means "Center", this ward loses out in prestige to neighboring Chiyoda, home to the Emperor among others.

If you want to get a feel for old Tokyo, Ueno in the Taito district is a good place to start.

Asakusa is a part of Tokyo's downtown Taito district best known for its many temples, particularly Sensōji.

Bunkyō is in Tokyo, north of the Imperial Palace. The name means roughly "Capital of Culture" and, indeed, it's best known as the home of the sprawling University of Tokyo and a series of aristocratic parks and villas.

Shinagawa is one of the 23 wards of central Tokyo, and is also a major railway station in south-central Tokyo.

Gotanda is part of Shinagawa and a Yamanote Line station between Osaki and Meguro.

Meguro is a largely residential district in southwest Tokyo, named after the Meguro River.

Sumida Ward lies east of central Tokyo. It is home to a famous cherry blossom viewing area in spring, the Sumida River Fireworks Festival in summer, and Tokyo's main sumo stadium where tournaments are held three times a year.

Taitō is a northeastern district of Tokyo. Talk to a Tokyoite about "downtown", and he will think …

Eastern Tokyo covers the wards of Adachi, Katsushika, Edogawa, Kōtō and Arakawa.

Suginami is in Tokyo, west of Shinjuku. Suginami is mostly a residential area which will provide a great view of real Japanese living in Tokyo.

Nakano ward, adjacent to Shinjuku, is the near edge of the endless urban sprawl of western Tokyo.

Nerima, Itabashi, and Kita are a trio of suburban wards in north and northwestern Tokyo, bordering Saitama and outer Tokyo's Tama region.

Haneda Airport, officially known as Tokyo International Airport, in Ota is the second busiest airport in all Asia despite a majority of flights being domestic.

Ota Ward is a suburban area of Tokyo, located between Shinagawa and Kawasaki.

Ebisu is a district of Tokyo, Japan. Ebisu is a station on the JR Yamanote line, one stop south of Shibuya.


  • Location:  , , ,
  • Population:  9,270,000
  • IATA airport code:  TYO
  • Latitude of center:  35° 40' 56.3" (35.6823°) north
  • Longitude of center:  139° 45' 11.4" (139.7532°) east
  • Elevation:  44 meters (144 feet)
  • Wikidata:  Tokyo
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  • Arabic:  طوكيو
  • Aragonese:  Tokio
  • Armenian:  Տոկիո
  • Basque:  Tokio
  • Bulgarian:  Токио
  • Catalan:  Tòquio
  • Chinese:  东京, 東京都
  • Croatian:  Tokio
  • Czech:  Tokio
  • Dutch:  Tokio
  • English:  Edo
  • Esperanto:  Tokio
  • Estonian:  Tōkyō
  • Finnish:  Tokio
  • Galician:  Toquio - 東京
  • Georgian:  ტოკიო
  • German:  Tokio
  • Greek:  Τόκιο
  • Hebrew:  טוקיו
  • Hindi:  टोक्यो
  • Hungarian:  Tokió
  • Icelandic:  Tókýó
  • Japanese:  東京, 東京都
  • Korean:  도쿄
  • Latin:  Tocio
  • Latvian:  Tokija
  • Limburgan:  Tokio
  • Lithuanian:  Tokijas
  • Low German:  Tokio
  • Macedonian:  Токио
  • Marathi:  टोक्यो
  • Occitan (post 1500):  Tòquio
  • Official Aramaic (700-300 BCE):  ܛܘܟܝܘ, ܜܘܟܝܘ
  • Ossetian:  Токио
  • Persian:  توکیو
  • Polish:  Tokio
  • Portuguese:  Tóquio
  • Romanian:  Tokio, Токё
  • Russian:  Токио
  • Serbian:  Токио
  • Sicilian:  Tochiu
  • Slovak:  Tokio
  • Slovenian:  Tokio
  • Spanish:  Tokio
  • Tamil:  டோக்கியோ
  • Thai:  โตเกียว
  • Uighur:  توكيو
  • Ukrainian:  Токіо

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