Tokyo Metropolis covers the city of Tokyo, a bulk of the plain of Kanto and a chain of islands extending thousands of kilometers south. The following are all suburban cities outside the city core, which are collectively known as the Tama Region in Japanese.

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Tokyo is the enormous and wealthy capital of Japan, overflowing with culture, commerce and, most of all, people.

Kichijoji is a western suburb of Musashino, Tokyo. The general area also extends into Mitaka.

Machida is a city in Tokyo, Japan. The city is located to the west of Tokyo's 23 downtown wards, bordering on Kanagawa.


The Izu Islands are a chain of volcanic islands scattered over several hundred kilometers south of Tokyo, Japan.

Hachioji is in the western part of Tokyo. Hachioji gained city status on September 1st, 1917.

The Ogasawara Islands are an archipelago of over 30 subtropical and tropical islands, administratively part of Tokyo but about 1000 km away from the city.

Musashino is a city in western Tokyo. Musashino was formed as the result of a merger of several nearby neighborhoods.

Mitaka is a city in western Tokyo. The main attraction for foreign visitors is the Ghibli Museum, while for Japanese the main attraction is Inokashira Park, in which the museum is located, particularly during cherry blossom season.


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Other Names for Tokyo

  • English:  Tokyo Metropolis, Tokyo
  • French:  Préfecture de Tokyo
  • Japanese:  とうきょうと, 東京都
  • Korean:  도쿄 도

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