Tokyo

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 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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Popular Destinations

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: Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0.

Notable Places in the Area

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

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

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

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

Destinations

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.

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.

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.

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

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, Japan. 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 special ward in Tokyo, . The English translation of its Japanese self-designation is City. Photo: Yoshikazu TAKADA, CC BY 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, Japan. Photo: Ignat Gorazd, CC BY-SA 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.

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

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.

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.

Tokyo

Latitude
35.6823° or 35° 40' 56.3" north
Longitude
139.7532° or 139° 45' 11.4" east
Population
13,600,000
IATA airport code
TYO
United Nations Location Code
JP TYO
Elevation
44 metres (144 feet)
Open­Street­Map ID
node 265018692
Geo­Names ID
1850147
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Also Known As

  • Abkhazian: Tokyo
  • Achinese: Tokyo
  • Achinese: Tokyô
  • Adyghe: Токио
  • Afar: Tokiyo
  • Afrikaans: Tokio
  • Akan: Tokyo
  • Albanian: Tokio
  • Albanian: Tokjo
  • Albanian: Tokyo
  • Amharic: ቶክዮ
  • Arabic: Tokyo
  • Arabic: توكيو
  • Arabic: طوكيو
  • Arabic: محافظة توكيو
  • Arabic: محافظة طوكيو
  • Aragonese: Tokio
  • Armenian: Թոքիօ
  • Armenian: Տոկիո
  • Arpitan: Toquio
  • Assamese: টকিঅ'
  • Asturian: Tokiu (prefeutura)
  • Asturian: Tokiu
  • Asturian: Tokyo
  • Asturian: Tōkyō
  • Asturian: prefeutura de Tokiu
  • Aymara: Tokyo
  • Azerbaijani: Tokio
  • Balinese: Tokyo
  • Bambara: Tokyo
  • Banjar: Tokyo
  • Bashkir: Токио
  • Basque: Tokio
  • Bavarian: Prefektua Tokio
  • Bavarian: Tokio
  • Belarusian: Токіа
  • Belarusian: Токіё
  • Bengali: টোকিও
  • Bhojpuri: टोकियो
  • Bislama: Tokyo
  • Bosnian: Tokio
  • Breton: Tokyo
  • Bulgarian: Токио
  • Burmese: တိုကျိုမြို့
  • Catalan: Tokio
  • Catalan: Tokyo
  • Catalan: Toquio
  • Catalan: Tòkio
  • Catalan: Tòquio
  • Cebuano: Tokyo (ulohang dakbayan sa Hapon)
  • Cebuano: Tokyo
  • Central Bikol: Tokyo
  • Central Kurdish: تۆکیۆ
  • Chamorro: Tokyo
  • Chavacano: Tokio
  • Chechen: Токио
  • Cherokee: ᏙᎩᏲ
  • Cheyenne: Tokyo
  • Chinese: Tang-kiaⁿ-to͘
  • Chinese: 东京
  • Chinese: 东京都/東京都
  • Chinese: 东京都
  • Chinese: 日本东京
  • Chinese: 日本東京
  • Chinese: 東京
  • Chinese: 東京都
  • Chuvash: Токио
  • Cornish: Tokyo
  • Corsican: Tochiu
  • Corsican: Tochju
  • Corsican: Tokiu
  • Corsican: Tōkyō
  • Cree: ᑐᑭᔪ
  • Crimean Tatar: Tokyo
  • Croatian: Tokio
  • Czech: Prefektura Tokio
  • Czech: Tokio
  • Czech: prefektura Tokio
  • Danish: Tokyo
  • Dimli (individual language): Tokyo
  • Dotyali: टोकियो
  • Dutch: Tokio-to
  • Dutch: Tokio
  • Dzongkha: ཊོ་ཀི་ཡ
  • Eastern Mari: Токио
  • Egyptian Arabic: طوكيو
  • English: Edo
  • English: Tokio
  • English: Tokyo-to
  • English: Tokyo Metropolis
  • English: Tokyo Metropolitan prefecture
  • English: Tokyo Prefecture
  • English: Tôkyô-to
  • English: Tôkyô
  • English: Tōkyō-to
  • English: Tōkyō
  • Erzya: Токио
  • Erzya: Токио ош
  • Esperanto: Tokio
  • Estonian: Tōkyō
  • Estonian: Tōkyō prefektuur
  • Ewe: Tokyo
  • Extremaduran: Tóquiu
  • Faroese: Tokyo
  • Fiji Hindi: Tokyo
  • Fijian: Tokyo
  • Finnish: Tokio
  • French: Tokyo
  • French: Tokyo-to
  • French: Tokyo Metropolis
  • French: Tôkyô
  • French: Tôkyô-to
  • French: Tōkyō
  • French: Tōkyō-to
  • French: métropole de Tokyo
  • French: préfecture de Tokyo
  • French: préfecture métropolitaine de Tokyo
  • Galician: Tokio
  • Galician: Toquio - 東京
  • Galician: Toquio
  • Gan Chinese: 東京
  • Ganda: Tokyo
  • Georgian: ტოკიო
  • German: Präfektur Tokio
  • German: Stadt Tokio
  • German: Tokio
  • German: Tokio Metropolis
  • German: Tokyo
  • German: Tokyo Metropolis
  • Gorontalo: Tokyo
  • Gothic: 𐍄𐌰𐌿𐌺𐌹𐌰𐌿
  • Gothic: 𐍄𐍉𐌺𐌾𐍉
  • Greek: Τōκιō
  • Greek: Τōκυō
  • Greek: Τόκιο
  • Greek: Τόκυο
  • Greek: Τṓκιō
  • Greek: Τṓκυō
  • Guarani: Tokio
  • Guarani: Tókio
  • Guianese Creole French: Tokyo
  • Gujarati: ટોક્યો
  • Haitian: Tokyo
  • Hakka Chinese: Tûng-kîn
  • Hausa: Tokyo
  • Hausa: Tûng-kîn-tû
  • Hausa: Tōkiō
  • Hawaiian: Tōkiō
  • Hebrew: טוקיו
  • Hindi: टोक्यो
  • Hungarian: Tokió
  • Hungarian: Tokyo-to
  • Hungarian: Tokyo
  • Hungarian: Tôkyô
  • Hungarian: Tōkyō
  • Icelandic: Tókýó
  • Ido: Tokyo
  • Iloko: Tokyo
  • Inari Sami: Tokio
  • Indonesian: Prefektur Tokyo
  • Indonesian: Tokyo
  • Ingush: Токио
  • Interlingua (International Auxiliary Language Association): Tokyo
  • Interlingue: Tōkyō
  • Inuktitut: ᑑᑭᐅ
  • Inupiaq: Tokyo
  • Irish: Tóiceo
  • Irish: Tōkyō
  • Italian: Tochio
  • Italian: Tokyo
  • Italian: Tōkyō
  • Italian: prefettura di Tokyo
  • Italian: prefettura di Tōkyō
  • Jamaican Creole English: Tuokio
  • Japanese: Tōkyō-to
  • Japanese: とうきょうと
  • Japanese: 東京
  • Japanese: 東京都
  • Javanese: Tokyo
  • Kabiyè: Tokiyo
  • Kabyle: Tokyo
  • Kalaallisut: Tokyo
  • Kannada: ಟೋಕಿಯೋ
  • Kannada: ಟೋಕ್ಯೊ
  • Kara-Kalpak: Tokiyo
  • Kazakh: Токио
  • Kazakh: Төкей
  • Kazakh: Эдо
  • Khmer: តូក្យូ
  • Khmer: ទីក្រុងតូខ្យូ
  • Kikuyu: Tokyo
  • Kinyarwanda: Tokyo
  • Kirghiz: Токио
  • Kirghiz: Токио шаарынын тарыхы
  • Korean: 도쿄
  • Korean: 도쿄도
  • Korean: 도쿄 도
  • Korean: 동경
  • Korean: 동경 도
  • Korean: 동경도
  • Kurdish: Tokyo
  • Ladino: Tokio
  • Lao: Tokyo
  • Lao: ໂຕກຽວ
  • Latin: Tocio
  • Latin: Tocium
  • Latin: Tokium
  • Latvian: Tokija
  • Lezghian: Токио
  • Ligurian: Tòkyo
  • Limburgan: Tokio
  • Lingala: Tokyo
  • Literary Chinese: 東京都
  • Lithuanian: Tokijas
  • Livvi: Tokio
  • Lojban: tokios.
  • Lojban: tokios
  • Lombard: Tokyo
  • Low German: Tokio
  • Lower Sorbian: Tokio
  • Luxembourgish: Prefektur Tokio
  • Luxembourgish: Tokio
  • Macedo-Romanian: Tokyo
  • Macedonian: Токио
  • Maithili: टोक्यो
  • Malagasy: Tokyo
  • Malay: Tokyo
  • Malayalam: ടോക്കിയോ
  • Maltese: Tokjo
  • Manx: Tokyo
  • Maori: Tōkio
  • Marathi: टोक्यो
  • Marathi: तोक्यो
  • Mazanderani: توکيو
  • Min Dong Chinese: Dŭng-gĭng-dŭ
  • Min Nan Chinese: Tang-kiaⁿ-to͘
  • Minangkabau: Tokyo
  • Mingrelian: ტოკიო
  • Mirandese: Tóquio
  • Moksha: Токио
  • Mongolian: Токио
  • Mongolian: Токио хот
  • Mongolian: ᠲᠣᠣᠺᠶᠣ᠋
  • Mongolian: ᠲᠣᠣᠺᠶᠣ᠋ ᠬᠣᠲᠠ
  • Moroccan Arabic: طوكيو
  • Narom: Tokyo
  • Nauru: Tokyo
  • Neapolitan: Tokyo
  • Nepali: टोकियो
  • Nepali: तोक्यो
  • Newari: तोक्यो
  • Nias: Tokyo
  • Northern Frisian: Prefektuur Tokio
  • Northern Luri: توکیو
  • Northern Sami: Tokio
  • Northern Sami: Tokyo
  • Norwegian: Tokyo
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Tokyo
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Tokyo
  • Novial: Tokyo
  • Nyanja: Tokyo
  • Occitan (post 1500): Tòquio
  • Occitan (post 1500): Tòquio metròpol
  • Occitan (post 1500): prefectura de Tòquio
  • Official Aramaic (700-300 BCE): ܛܘܟܝܘ
  • Official Aramaic (700-300 BCE): ܛܘܩܝܘ
  • Official Aramaic (700-300 BCE): ܜܘܟܝܘ
  • Oriya: ଟୋକିଓ
  • Ossetian: Токио
  • Pampanga: Tokyo
  • Panjabi: ਟੋਕੀਓ
  • Papiamento: Tokio
  • Papiamento: Tokyo
  • Persian: توکیو
  • Pfaelzisch: Togjo
  • Pfaelzisch: Tokio
  • Picard: Tōkyō
  • Piemontese: Tokyo
  • Pitcairn-Norfolk: Tokyo
  • Polish: Prefektura Tokio
  • Polish: Tokio
  • Polish: Tōkyō-to
  • Pontic: Τόκιο
  • Portuguese: Edo
  • Portuguese: Metrópole de Tóquio
  • Portuguese: Tóquio
  • Pushto: توکيو
  • Pushto: توکیو
  • Quechua: Tokyo
  • Romanian: Tokio
  • Romanian: Tokyo
  • Romanian: Tōkyō
  • Romanian: Токё
  • Romansh: Tokio
  • Russia Buriat: Токёо
  • Russia Buriat: Тоокёо
  • Russian: Токио-то
  • Russian: Токио
  • Russian: Токё-то
  • Russian: Токё
  • Rusyn: Токіо
  • Samoan: Tokyo
  • Samogitian: Tokėjės
  • Sanskrit: टोक्यो
  • Santali: ᱴᱚᱠᱭᱚ
  • Santali: ᱴᱳᱠᱭᱚ
  • Sardinian: Tokio
  • Saterfriesisch: Tokio
  • Scots: Tokyo
  • Scottish Gaelic: Tokyo
  • Serbian: Токио
  • Serbo-Croatian: Tokio
  • Serbo-Croatian: Tokyo
  • Shona: Tokyo
  • Sicilian: Tochiu
  • Silesian: Tokjo
  • Sinhala: ටෝකියෝ
  • Sinhala: ටෝකියෝව
  • Slovak: Tokio
  • Slovenian: Tokio
  • Somali: Tokyo
  • South Azerbaijani: توکیو
  • Spanish: Tokio
  • Spanish: prefectura de Tokio
  • Sundanese: Tokyo
  • Swahili: Tokyo
  • Swedish: Tokyo
  • Swedish: Tokyo prefektur
  • Swiss German: Tokio
  • Tagalog: Tokyo
  • Tahitian: Tokyo
  • Tajik: Префектураи Токио
  • Tajik: Токио
  • Tamil: டோக்கியோ
  • Tamil: டோக்யோ
  • Tamil: தோக்கியோ
  • Tatar: Токио
  • Telugu: టోక్యో
  • Tetum: Tokio
  • Thai: จังหวัดโตเกียว
  • Thai: โตเกียว
  • Tibetan: ཐོ་ཁེ་ཡོ།
  • Tok Pisin: Tokyo
  • Tonga (Tonga Islands): Tokio
  • Tosk Albanian: Tokio
  • Tswana: Tokyo
  • Tulu: ಟೋಕಿಯೋ
  • Tumbuka: Tokyo
  • Turkish: Tokyo
  • Turkmen: Tokio
  • Turkmen: Tokýo
  • Twi: Tokyo
  • Udmurt: Токио
  • Uighur: توكيو
  • Ukrainian: Метрополія Токіо
  • Ukrainian: Префектура Токіо
  • Ukrainian: Токіо, Японія
  • Ukrainian: Токіо
  • Ukrainian: Токіо метрополіс
  • Ukrainian: префектура Токіо
  • Upper Sorbian: Tokio
  • Urdu: توکیو
  • Uzbek: Tokio
  • Venetian: Tokyo
  • Veps: Tokio
  • Vietnamese: Thủ đô Tokyo
  • Vietnamese: Tokyo-to
  • Vietnamese: Tokyo
  • Vietnamese: Tokyo Metropolis
  • Vietnamese: Tokyo Metropolitan
  • Vietnamese: Tôkyô
  • Vietnamese: Tōkyō
  • Vietnamese: Đông Kinh
  • Vietnamese: Đông Kinh Đô
  • Vlaams: Tokio
  • Volapük: Tokyo
  • Võro: Tokio
  • Waray (Philippines): Tokyo
  • Welsh: Tokyo
  • Western Armenian: Թոքիօ
  • Western Frisian: Tokio
  • Western Mari: Токио
  • Western Panjabi: ٹوکیو
  • Wolof: Tokyo
  • Wu Chinese: 东京都
  • Yakut: Токио
  • Yiddish: טאקיא
  • Yoruba: Tokyo
  • Yue Chinese: 東京
  • Yue Chinese: 東京都
  • Zeeuws: Tokio
  • Zhuang: Dunghgingh
  • Zulu: ITokyo
  • Tōquiō

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