Discover all and Tokyo Neighborhoods

Tokyo is a district province in Japan made up of 23 neighborhoods (or satellite cities) that form the Greater Tokyo City along with other cities and neighborhoods that circulate the capital of Japan. In this article, we will get to know in detail each of the 23 neighborhoods and other sectors that make up Tokyo.

The population that makes up the greater Tokyo exceeds the number of 8 million inhabitants, but the province completely exceeds the number of 13 million inhabitants. Chiba and Kanagawa are the provinces that surround the great capital of Tokyo.

Kanagawa circulates the province of Tokyo with the second largest population in the country surpassing the number of 9 million inhabitants. Especially because going from Tokyo to Yokohama doesn't even seem like you're leaving the city.

Some do not know, but Tokyo stopped being a City in 1947. Nowadays they consider Shinjuku the capital of the province of Tokyo, but still in the heart of everyone there is the Greater City of Tokyo which is the junction of these 23 neighborhoods.

Tokyo's 23 Districts

Tokyo's 23 neighborhoods are called tokubetsuku[特別区] and can be compared to cities. Both have their own administration, despite belonging to Tokyo. We can compare with the cities that circulate Brasilia, the capital of Brazil.

The population of these neighborhoods is equivalent to several cities, they have their own neighborhoods and sectors. In Japan people usually indicate the location or sector that lives by the name of the station, so basically it is believed that there are more than 1000 sectors in Tokyo.

Below we will leave the names, population and square area of the 23 major neighborhoods in Tokyo that are also called nijuusanku [23 区]. Throughout the article we will list several neighborhoods and famous sectors of Tokyo in great distinction.

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Adachi足立区62184853,25
Arakawa荒川区18627510,20
Bunkyo文京区18106511,31
Chiyoda千代田区3798811,64
Chuō中央区8199610,15
Edogawa江戸川区63757149,86
Itabashi板橋区52596932,17
Katsushika葛飾区42640334,84
Kita北区32708620,59
Kōto江東区39880539,44
Meguro目黒区25583314,70
Minato港区16709820,34
Nakano中野区31332515,59
Nerima練馬区67482648,16
Ōta大田区66115759,46
Setagaya世田谷区82962458,08
Shibuya渋谷区20152415,11
Shinagawa品川区33253622,72
Shinjuku新宿区29713518,23
Suginami杉並区53030734,02
Sumida墨田区22109313,75
Toshima豊島区25276413,01
Taitō台東区16268510,08

Shibuya

This is undoubtedly the most famous district in Tokyo, here you can find the statue of Hachiko, the busiest intersection in the world and several brand and price stores. The advantage is that it is close to the Yoyogi park and the neighborhood Harajuku. (The cover photo of the article is from the Shibuya crossing).

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Shinjuku

Shinjuku is the largest neighborhood in Tokyo. Shinjuku is so big that it has several neighborhoods within it. Here you find Kabukichou, Tokyo's biggest nightlife district ...

Ginza

Ginza is a large luxury shopping area with hundreds of iconic retail locations. Buying or Selling in Ginza means you have a lot of money. Even if you don't have money, this neighborhood is very interesting and you can find affordable things and small stores in the surroundings.

Ginza

Omotesando

Omotesando is an area of elegant shopping and restaurants. Its main street is a tree-lined avenue that is often compared to the Champs-Élysées in Paris.

Omotesando

Odaiba

Odaiba is an artificial island in Tokyo Bay that has cost the government trillions of yen in infrastructure spending over 200 years ago. Today it is a huge leisure and entertainment area that has an excellent view of Tokyo. Here you will find several shopping malls, TV stations and highlights! Indispensable!

Odaiba

Akihabara

Akihabara is the nerdy neighborhood and otaku in Tokyo. Considered the largest electronics district in the world. If you are going to build a robot and need parts this is the place. It is also a great place to find Maid Cafes.

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Asakusa

Asakusa was once a huge district. Now it is known as a traditional part of the city, full of temples, bates, hotels, shops, etc. The biggest highlight is the Sensō-ji Temple.

Harajuku

Harajuku is a fashion commercial area, here you can find clothes of all types and prices, as well as people with fashion freedom with different clothes and styles like lolitas and visual kei.

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Shimbashi

Shimbashi is a business district, it is also known for its charming restaurants and nightlife. A paradise for wage earners.

Ikebukuro

This is Tokyo's second largest neighborhood, also known for nerdy shops and nightlife.

Shimokitazawa

Shimokitazawa is a charming old neighborhood full of cafes, restaurants, bars, shops and concert halls.

Marunouchi

Marunouchi is Japan's largest business district, quite interesting during the week, a desert on weekends.

Marunouchi

Gaienmae

Gaienmae is a trendy neighborhood that is full of offices and agencies for models, fashion brands and photographers.

Gaienmae

Ebisu

Ebisu is known for its international atmosphere and pleasant cafés and restaurants.

Ebisu

Yoyogi

Yoyogi is Japan's largest park, a real contrast between nature and Tokyo's buildings.

Kichijoji

Kichijoji is the type of neighborhood where housewives shop with their friends during the afternoon. It is also a neighborhood full of university students with a vibrant nightlife.

Kichijoji

Ueno

Ueno is known for its large park, colorful markets and numerous cultural attractions. There are more than a dozen major attractions in the area, including Ueno Zoo and a number of art and history museums.

Koenji

A neighborhood full of old buildings that attract young entrepreneurs. Composed of shops, cafes and bars.

Koenji

Yurakucho

Known for its tiny restaurants under the train tracks.

Nakameguro

Nakameguro is best known for the sakura around the Meguro River. The high stone walls of the river resemble an urban canal.

Kasumigaseki

Kasumigaseki is a large neighborhood south of the Imperial Palace. It is the home of the Japanese government. The main functions of the government of Japan are performed in Kasumigaseki including its ministries, departments and the patent offices.

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Nagatacho

Nagatacho is a Federal Government district that is next to Kasumigaseki. The two in the area are almost the same neighborhood.

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Shinagawa

Shinagawa is a business district that is a sea of black suits every morning. At night the neighborhood changes completely to a nightlife.

Akasaka-Mitsuke

Akasaka-Mitsuke a business district, with a more cultural atmosphere, with an international atmosphere, full of attractions, bars, schools, restaurants.

Meguro

Like Nakameguro, it is possible to find that river full of sakuras. however Meguro is a residential neighborhood with charming restaurants, cafes and bars.

Shiodome

Shiodome is one of the most expensive lands in the world next to Ginza. Shiodome is a mix of residential, commercial, cultural, business and park district.

Jimbocho

Jimbocho is a central neighborhood, surrounded by universities. It is the best place in Japan to buy books and snowboard.

Takebashi

Takebashi is a business district in the east of the Imperial Palace, which has museums and the Palace Park. It is also a good starting point for exploring the ruins of Edo Castle and its huge moat.

Sugamo

Sugamo is where there are many elderly people, where grandmothers and grandmothers do their shopping.

Hibiya

Hibiya is an old neighborhood next to the Imperial Palace. It has a large park and is where the famous Hotel Imperial is located.

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Jiyugaoka

Jiyugaoka is a desirable residential neighborhood for your Sunday afternoons.

Kyobashi

Kyobashi is a luxury business district near Ginza in central Tokyo. Known for its bridge and river that disappeared in World War II.

Toranomon

It is a large business district in Tokyo. Toranomon is also famous for its great skyscrapers, the Toranomon Hills.

Aoyama Itchome

Aoyama Itchome is a business and fashion district in central Tokyo.

Aoyama

Daikanyama

Daikanyama is a residential area that is home to a number of embassies.

Fukagawa

Fukagawa is a nice old neighborhood close to the center of Tokyo next to the Sumida River.

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Denenchofu

Denenchofu was built from the ground up as an upscale residential neighborhood. It was founded in 1907 by Shibusawa Eiichi - one of the richest men in history. Today, it is still a top-notch area known for its vegetation and famous residents.

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Hiroo

Hiroo is a surprisingly peaceful residential area located between two of Tokyo's wildest neighborhoods: Shibuya and Roppongi.

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Kagurazaka

Kagurazaka has been a wealthy neighborhood since the Edo era. Today it is known for its French and Geisha culture.

Futako Tamagawa

Futako Tamagawa is home to celebrities, professional athletes, politicians and business leaders. And it is still a simple, beautiful and natural place, with a beautiful river.

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