Tokyo in map. Tokyo map (Kantō - Japan) to print. Tokyo map (Kantō - Japan) to download. Tokyo (東京 Tōkyō?, "Eastern Capital") [toːkʲoː], English /ˈtoʊki.oʊ/; officially Tokyo Metropolis (東京都 Tōkyō-to?), is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan. Tokyo is the capital of Japan, the center of the Greater Tokyo Area as its shown in Tokyo map, and the largest metropolitan area of the world. Tokyo is the seat of the Japanese government and the Imperial Palace, and the home of the Japanese Imperial Family.
Tokyo Metropolis is situated in the center of the Japanese archipelago in the Kanto Region on the northwest of Tokyo Bay as its mentioned in Tokyo map. Tokyo borders Edogawa River and Chiba Prefecture to the east, mountains and Yamanashi Prefecture to the west, Tamagawa River and Kanagawa Prefecture to the south, and Saitama Prefecture to the north.
Metropolitan Tokyo is divided into smaller administrative bodies – the “central” area, comprising of 23 wards as you can see in Tokyo map ( ku in Japanese); the “western” area, made up of 26 cities ( shi in Japanese), 3 towns ( cho in Japanese), and 1 village ( son in Japanese); and the islands. Together they are about 2,187 square kilometers, running 25 kilometers north to south and 90 kilometers east to west.
The Metropolis of Tokyo has a special governing process. Each Tokyo ward has its own local government and manages its own services just like any city does as its mentioned in Tokyo map. To keep uniformity among the wards and cohesion as a single city, Tokyo has a larger government of the metropolis as a whole – the Tokyo Metropolitan Government. Services such as education, fire-fighting, police, waterworks and sewerage are managed by the metropolitan government.
The Tokyo Megalopolis Region, or Greater Tokyo Area, is made up of Tokyo and the three neighboring prefectures of Saitama, Chiba, and Kanagawa as its shown in Tokyo map. Tokyo area is home to around 30% of Japan’s total population. The National Capital Region is made up of Tokyo and the seven surrounding prefectures of Saitama, Chiba, Kanagawa, Ibaraki, Tochigi, Gunma, and Yamanashi.