Tokyo (Japanese: 東京, Tōkyō, "aestren caipital") is the hame tae the Japanese govrenment an the emperor, makkin it the Caipital o Japan. It is the naition's maist populous urban aurie an aw (12 million fowk, or aboot 10 percent o the kintra's population, bides in Tokyo) an ane o the 47 prefecturs o Japan.


東京都 · Tokyo Metropolis
Frae top left: Nishi-Shinjuku, Tokyo Touer, Rainbow Bridge, Shibuya, Naitional Diet Biggin
Anthem: Tokyo Metropolitan Song (東京都歌, Tokyo Toka)[1]
Location o Tokyo in Japan
Location o Tokyo in Japan
Tokyo is located in Japan
Location o Tokyo in Japan
Coordinates: 35°41′22.22″N 139°41′30.12″E / 35.6895056°N 139.6917000°E / 35.6895056; 139.6917000Coordinates: 35°41′22.22″N 139°41′30.12″E / 35.6895056°N 139.6917000°E / 35.6895056; 139.6917000
Diveesions23 special wairds, 26 ceeties, 1 destrict, & 4 subprefecturs
 • TeepMetropolis
 • GovrenorYuriko Koike
 • CaipitalShinjuku
(rankit 45t)
 • Metropolis2187.66 km2 (844.66 sq mi)
 • Metro
13572 km2 (5,240 sq mi)
 • Metropolis13,929,280
 • Rank1st in Japan
 • Density6349/km2 (16,440/sq mi)
 • Metro37,468,000 (2018, Greater Tokyo Aurie)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Staundart Time)
ISO 3166-2
FlouerSomei-Yoshino cherry blossom
TreeGinkgo tree (Ginkgo biloba)
BirdBlack-heidit Gull (Larus ridibundus)


Tokyo is locate in the Kanto region on the island o Honshu. Its centre is at 35°41' North, 139°46' Aest (35.68333, 139.7667), but its borders extends tae ootlyin islands in the Paceefic Ocean, some sae hyne awa as 1,000 km sooth o the mainlaund.

Geografie an admeenistrative diveesionsEdit

Tokyo is north-wast o Tokyo Bay, an is aboot 90 km aest-tae-wast an 25 km north-tae-sooth. It borders Chiba Prefectur tae the aest, Yamanashi Prefectur tae the wast, Kanagawa Prefectur tae the sooth, an Saitama Prefectur tae the north. Forby thon it conseests o islands in the Paceefic Ocean directly sooth—the Izu Islands is closest, while the Ogasawara Islands raxes ower 1,000 km awa fae mainland Japan.

Sister relationshipsEdit

Tokyo haes elieven sister ceeties/states:[4]

In addition, Tokyo haes a "pairtnership" agreement wi:




  1. "東京都歌・市歌". Tokyo Metropolitan Government. Archived frae the original on 11 September 2011. Retrieved 17 September 2011.
  2. "「東京都の人口(推計)」の概要-令和元年6月1日現在|東京都" (in Japanese). Tokyo Metropolitan Government. Retrieved 28 Apryle 2020.
  3. "The World's Cities in 2018" (PDF). United Nations. Retrieved 5 Mey 2020.
  4. a b "Sister Cities (States) of Tokyo - Tokyo Metropolitan Government". Archived frae the original on 16 September 2010. Retrieved 9 Mey 2010.