Tokyo is the enormous and wealthy capital of , and also its main city, overflowing with culture, commerce, and most of all, people. As the most densely 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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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. Photo: Kentin, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a central ward of Tokyo, known as the metropolis' second center. Photo: Morio, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Ward is the center of Tokyo and in many ways the center of all . Photo: Fg2, Public domain.

is a shopping and eating district popular with a lot of young Tokyoites. Photo: Schellack, Public domain.

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is an area in , Japan, located adjacent to and , near and the . Photo: Yosemite, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The is the usual residence of the Emperor of Japan. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 3.0.

, also known as Chiyoda Castle, is a flatland castle that was built in 1457 by Ōta Dōkan. Photo: Wikimedia, Public domain.

The is the national library of and among the largest libraries in the world. Photo: 663highland, CC BY 2.5.


Haneda Airport, officially known as Tokyo International Airport, in the Tokyo neighborhood of , is the largest and busiest airport in Japan, and the second busiest airport in all Asia despite the majority of flights being domestic. Photo: Traveler100, CC BY-SA 4.0.

Taitō is a special ward located in Tokyo Metropolis, Japan. Photo: Yoshikazu TAKADA, CC BY 2.0.

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. Photo: Lukas, CC BY 2.0.

is a special ward in Tokyo, Japan. The ward refers to itself as City in English. Photo: Miles Bader, CC BY 2.0.

is in western Tokyo, and is the most populous and the second largest of the city's 23 wards. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY 2.0.

Ward lies east of central Tokyo. It is home to a famous cherry blossom viewing area in spring, the River Fireworks Festival in summer, and Tokyo's main sumo stadium where tournaments are held three times a year. Photo: Aimaimyi, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is one of the 23 wards of central Tokyo, and is also a major railway station in south-central Tokyo. Photo: OiMax, CC BY 2.0.

is a central ward in Tokyo. It has been the historical commercial heart of Tokyo since the Edo period, and to this day, is filled with offices, banks, and other institutions that drive the Japanese economy. Photo: Nicolas1981, CC BY 2.1 jp.

is a special ward in Tokyo, . The English translation of its Japanese self-designation is City.As of May 1, 2015, the ward has an estimated population of 322,731, and a population density of 20,701 persons per km2. Photo: Keiichi Yasu, CC BY-SA 2.0.

is a ward in northwest Tokyo, . This guide incorporates Ikebukuro, a section of and one of the three major metropolitan sub-centers on the Yamanote Line, along with Shinjuku and Shibuya. Photo: Dick Thomas Johnson, CC BY 2.0.

Ōta is a special ward located in Tokyo Metropolis, . Photo: Ignat Gorazd, CC BY-SA 2.0.

is a special ward in Tokyo, . The English translation of its Japanese self-designation is City. Photo: Yoshikazu TAKADA, CC BY 2.0.

, or Akiba in slang, is Tokyo's "Electric Town" on the eastern side of the central ward. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The district of Tokyo, literally "Silver Mint", is in the ward. Photo: AwOiSoAk KaOsIoWa, CC BY-SA 3.0.

For the young and fashionable teenager, spending time in on the weekends is practically a necessity. Photo: Shinjiro, CC BY 3.0.

If you want to get a feel for old Tokyo, in the district is a good place to start. Photo: z tanuki, CC BY 3.0.

is a part of Tokyo's downtown district best known for its many temples, particularly Sensōji. Photo: oimax, CC BY 2.0.

Eastern Tokyo covers the wards of Adachi, Katsushika, Edogawa, Kōtō and Arakawa. Photo: Neruru, CC0.

is part of and a Yamanote Line station between Osaki and . Photo: na0905, CC BY 2.0.

is major district of Shibuya-ku in Tokyo, Japan. Photo: kcomiida, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Localities in the Area

is an expensive section of Tokyo's ward famous for its nightlife, much of which is geared towards foreigners. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is one of Tokyo's central business districts, full of corporate headquarters and expensive hotels. Photo: Aimaimyi, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a district of central Tokyo which is a significant business center and commercial area, although not quite as busy as Shinjuku or Shibuya to the west. Photo: LERK, CC BY-SA 3.0.


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