Metropolis of Tokyo
The city of Tokyo (Tokyo-shi) is located in Tokyo Prefecture (Tokyo-to).
Although the Tokyo Metropolitan Area occupies less than 4% of Japanese territory, it is inhabited by over one-quarter of the Japanese population and generates almost one-third of Japan's gross national product.
One-seventh of Tokyo is zoned as agricultural land and the average height of buildings is less than two stories.
Metropolitan Tokyo (Tokyo-to) comprises 23 central wards, 26 outlying cities, 7 towns, and 8 villages.
The Metropolis of Tokyo and Tokyo Prefecture are coextensive.
Located near Tokyo Bay, the 23 wards of central Tokyo are:
Adachi-ku, Arakawa-ku, Bunkyo-ku, Chiyoda-ku, Chuo-ku (Central Ward), Edogawa-ku (Edo River Ward), Itabashi-ku, Katsushika-ku, Kita-ku (North Ward), Koto-ku, Meguro-ku, Minato-ku (Harbor Ward), Nakano-ku, Nerima-ku, Ota-ku (aka Ohta-ku), Setagaya-ku, Shibuya-ku, Shinagawa-ku, Shinjuku-ku, Suginami-ku, Sumida-ku, Taito-ku, Toshima-ku
Metropolitan Tokyo includes the following 26 cities to the west of central Tokyo:
Akigawa-shi, Akishima-shi, Chofu-shi, Fuchu-shi, Fussa-shi, Hachioji-shi, Higashi-Kurume-shi, Higashi-Murayama-shi, Higashi-Yamato-shi, Hino-shi, Hoya-shi, Inagi-shi, Kiyose-shi, Kodaira-shi, Koganei-shi, Kokubunji-shi, Komae-shi, Kunitachi-shi, Machida-shi, Mitaka-shi, Musashi-Murayama-shi, Musashino-shi, Ome-shi (aka Ohme), Tachikawa-shi, Tama-shi, Tanashi-shi
The 7 towns are:
Hachijo-machi, Hamura-machi, Hinode-machi, Itsukaichi-machi, Mizuho-machi, Okutama-machi, Oshima-machi
The 8 villages are:
Aogashima-mura, Hinohara-mura, Kozushima-mura, Mikurajima-mura, Miyake-mura, Niijimahon-mura, Ogasawara-mura, Toshima-mura
City of Tokyo (Tokyo-shi) : Districts & Vicinity
Akasaka, Akihabara, Aoyama, Asakusa, Ginza, Hamamatsucho, Haneda (Airport), Harajuku, Hibiya, Ikebukuro, Jiyugaoka, Kanda, Kichijoji, Korakuen, Kyobashi, Marunouchi, Meguro, Nakano, Narita (Airport), Nihonbashi, Ochanomizu, Otsuka, Roppongi, Ryogoku, Shinagawa, Shinbashi, Shinjuku, Ueno, Yotsuya, Yoyogi
City of Tokyo : Streets
The main streets of Tokyo include:
Aoyama-dori, Asakusa-dori, Chuo-dori, Dogen-zaka, Ginza-dori, Harumi-dori, Hibiya-dori, Kaigan-dori, Kokusai-dori, Kuramae-dori, Meguro-dori, Meiji-dori, Mejiro-dori, Okubo-dori, Omote-sando, Sakurada-dori, Shin-Ohashi-dori, Shinjuku-dori, Showa-dori, Sotobori-dori, Uchibori-dori, Waseda-dori, Yamate-dori, Yasukuni-dori
City of Tokyo : Main Business Districts
Business is conducted primarily in the Chiyoda, Chuo, Minato, and Shinjuku wards.
Tokyo Teleport Town is a new waterfront subcenter constructed by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government in order to decentralize the overcrowded city center. This business and residential area was built on 440 hectares in Tokyo Bay.
City of Tokyo : Specialized Centers
Central Tokyo is about 6 m (20 feet) above mean sea level.
Over 25 million Japanese (i.e., 20% of Japanese) live within 40 km (25 miles) of central Tokyo.
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