A report on Special wards of Tokyo

Asakusa
Ginza
Marunouchi
Shibuya
Shinjuku
Rainbow Bridge and Tokyo Tower viewed from Odaiba

Special wards (特別区) are a special form of municipalities in Japan under the 1947 Local Autonomy Law.

- Special wards of Tokyo

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Tokyo

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Capital and largest city of Japan.

Capital and largest city of Japan.

Satellite photo of Tokyo in 2018 taken by ESA Sentinel-2
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building
Map of Nishi-Tama District in green
Map of the Izu Islands in black labels
Map of the Ogasawara Islands in black labels
Ogasawara National Park, a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site
A bilingual sign with instructions (in Japanese and English) in case of an earthquake (Shibuya)
The MAOUDC is the world's largest underground diversion floodwater facility.
Tokyo Skytree, the tallest tower in the world
Tokyo Stock Exchange
Ginza is a popular upscale shopping area in Tokyo.
Bank of Japan headquarters in Chūō, Tokyo
Marunouchi in Chiyoda, Tokyo
Tokyo Tower at night
Shibuya Crossing in Shibuya attracts many tourists, also known as "the Times Square of the Orient".
Tokyo Station is the main intercity rail terminal in Tokyo.
Haneda Airport
Narita International Airport
Tokyo Metro and Toei Subway are two main subway operators in Tokyo.
Hamazakibashi JCT in Shuto Expressway
The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, also known as "Miraikan"
Takeshita Street in Harajuku
The Sanja Festival in Asakusa
Japan National Stadium
Ryōgoku Kokugikan sumo wrestling arena
Akihabara is the most popular area for fans of anime, manga, and games.
FCG Building, home of Fuji TV headquarters
Edo Castle, 17th century
Commodore Matthew Perry expedition and his first arrival in Japan in 1853
Famous Edo Places. Yamanote (above) Nihonbashi (center) and Shitamachi (below), c. 1858.
Suruga street with Mount Fuji by Hiroshige (1856)
The 1870s Chuo-dori terraces in Ginza, Tokyo
Aerial view of the Sumida River with Taitō-ku (west) and Sumida-ku (east) in Tokyo, c. 1930
Nihonbashi after Great Kanto Earthquake, September 1, 1923
Ginza area in 1933
"The first underground railway in the Orient", Tokyo Underground, opened on December 30, 1927
Tokyo Bombing in 1945
Aftermath of Tokyo Bombing in March 1945
Nihonbashi in 1946
Tokyo Tower, built in 1958
Yoyogi National Gymnasium built for the 1964 Summer Olympics
Sunshine 60, tallest building in Asia until 1985, and in Japan until 1991
Tama
Hachioji
Musashino
Yasuda Auditorium at the University of Tokyo in Bunkyō
Okuma Auditorium at Waseda University in Shinjuku
Hibiya High School in Chiyoda
Ginza is a popular upscale shopping area in Tokyo.
Tama

Since 1943, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government has administered the prefecture's 23 special wards (formerly Tokyo City), various bed towns and suburbs in the western area, and two outlying island chains.

Shinboru of Tokyo

Tokyo Metropolitan Government

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Government of the Tokyo Metropolis.

Government of the Tokyo Metropolis.

Shinboru of Tokyo
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building
The former Tokyo City Hall (1930s)
The former Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building (c. 1960)

The metropolitan government administers the special wards, cities, towns and villages that constitute part of the Tokyo Metropolis.

Tokyo City

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Municipality in Japan and part of Tokyo-fu which existed from 1 May 1889 until its merger with its prefecture on 1 July 1943.

Municipality in Japan and part of Tokyo-fu which existed from 1 May 1889 until its merger with its prefecture on 1 July 1943.

Wako store in Ginza, Tokyo City in 1933
Map of Tokyo City before the Great Kanto earthquake of 1923
Wako store in Ginza, Tokyo City in 1933
Tokyo Prefectural Office and Tokyo City Hall
Administrative map of "Greater Tokyo" (大東京 Dai-Tōkyō), the merger of 82 municipalities into Tokyo City in 1932, and two smaller mergers in 1936

The historical boundaries of Tokyo City are now occupied by the Special Wards of Tokyo.

Shinjuku

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Shinjuku office buildings
Man with guitar immediately south of the Shinjuku JR Station, a popular busking location
Shinjuku Gyo-en National Garden and NTT DoCoMo Yoyogi Building
Shinjuku shopping street
Shinjuku shopping area
Shinjuku at night
Shinjuku's entertainment district
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building
Shinjuku City Office
Shinjuku Central Park
Traffic on Ōme-kaidō heading towards Kabukichō at night

Shinjuku (新宿区) is a special ward in Tokyo, Japan.

Ōta, Tokyo

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Ōta ward office
Canon headquarters
Toyoko Inn headquarters in Kamata
Sega original headquarters. After its offices were relocated to Shinagawa in January 2018, the original office in Ota was later sold in February 2019 and will likely be torn down.
Kamata High School

Ōta (大田区) is a special ward located in Tokyo Metropolis, Japan.

Map of all Municipalities of Japan including disputed territories.

Municipalities of Japan

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Japan has three levels of governments: national, prefectural, and municipal.

Japan has three levels of governments: national, prefectural, and municipal.

Map of all Municipalities of Japan including disputed territories.

There are four types of municipalities in Japan: cities, towns, villages and special wards (the ku of Tokyo).

Osaka

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Designated city in the Kansai region of Honshu in Japan.

Designated city in the Kansai region of Honshu in Japan.

Satellite image of Osaka
A street in Umeda, Osaka
Osaka Exchange in the Kitahama district of Osaka
Greater Osaka (without Kyoto) Metropolitan Employment Area.
Keihanshin with Osaka (red), Kobe (green), and Kyoto (blue).
Map of Osaka Metro system
A chef prepares for the evening rush in Umeda
The Glico Man among numerous signboards at Dōtonbori
Grand Front Osaka
Chayamachi district in Kita-ku
Amerikamura in Chuo-ku
Nipponbashi in Naniwa-ku
The National Museum of Art, a subterranean museum for Japanese and international arts
Tenjin Matsuri
The Osaka Dome, home to the Orix Buffaloes and Hanshin Tigers
NHK Osaka
Kansai University
Osaka City University
Universal Studios Japan
Nagai Park is visible
Tsūtenkaku, a symbol of Osaka's postwar reconstruction
Ancient shells found in the Morinomiya kaizuka (Jomon period)
Daisen Kofun, the largest Kofun in Sakai, Osaka, 5th century
Sumiyoshi Taisha Grand Shrine
Shitennō-ji
Remains of Naniwa-no-Miya Palace (2017)
Osaka Castle (first built in 1583)
The Sumiyoshi-matsuri in the 16th century
Japanese painting of the Siege of Osaka (1615)
Map of Osaka, 1686
Dōjima Rice Exchange ukiyo-e by Yoshimitsu Sasaki
A model of the Kawaguchi foreign settlement (1868-1899)
Skyscrapers in Umeda district
Sennichimae area in 1916
View of Osaka after the bombing in 1945
The Expo '70 was the first world's fair held in Japan and Asia
Abeno Harukas, tallest building in Japan
Central Osaka looking north from the Abeno Harukas observation deck (2014)
Osaka skyline towards Umeda (2014)
Nakanoshima, a boundary of Kita (right) and Semba (left)
Umeda district (2019)
Dōtonbori bridge
Namba (2015)
Utsubo Park
Osaka Castle Park
Sakuranomiya Park
Yodogawa Riverside Park
Izumi Hall
Osaka-jō Hall
National Bunraku Theatre
Tenma Tenjin Shichotei
Daisen Kofun, the largest Kofun in Sakai, Osaka, 5th century

He then fell back on a project that included the suppression of the 24 wards of Osaka, thus dividing the city into 5 new special districts with a status similar to that of the 23 Special wards of Tokyo.

Setagaya

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Todoroki Valley
Gōtoku-ji
Futako-Tamagawa
Kamikitazawa
Sangenjaya
Seta Intersection at Seta, Setagaya in 2010
Rakuten Crimson House
Embassy of Tanzania in Kamiyōga, Setagaya

Setagaya (世田谷区) is a special ward in Tokyo, Japan.

Shibuya

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Shibuya in 1959
Shibuya in 1952
South of Shibuya in 2020
Shibuya's scramble crossing from Shibuya Sky observation deck
Meiji Shrine
Yoyogi Park
Yoyogi National Gymnasium
Omotesandō
Love hotels concentrated in Dōgenzaka
Shibuya Scramble Square
Aerial view around Shibuya Station in June 1963
The former Tokyu Toyoko Line station (now demolished)
Shuto Expressway No.3 Shibuya Route
NTT Docomo Yoyogi Building
Aoyama Gakuin Majima Memorial Hall
United Nations University, Shibuya campus
Shibuya crossing at ground level
View from the Sky View observation deck
Shibuya crossing at night
Streets of Shibuya at night
"The Iceberg", building in Shibuya

Shibuya (渋谷区 Shibuya-ku) is a special ward in Tokyo, Japan.

Cities of Japan (Without Hokkaido and Okinawa)

Cities of Japan

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Local administrative unit in Japan.

Local administrative unit in Japan.

Cities of Japan (Without Hokkaido and Okinawa)

The 23 special wards of Tokyo, which constitute the core of the Tokyo metropolitan area, each have an administrative status analogous to that of cities.