National Geographic : 2019 Apr
0mi 10 0km 10 Tokyo Prefecture Perimeter of historic 23 wards Greater metropolitan area Tokyo boundaries Commuter and regional connections Population density in built-up area Subway Railroad Featured neighborhood New York City 28,450 23 wards 38,500 People per square mile Lower Higher TokyoBay Sagami Bay Suruga Bay PACIFIC OCEAN UragaChannel Lake Kasumigaura Sugamo Asakusa Minamisenju Tsukiji Sendagaya Tone T oneEdoKinuKokaiNaka Ara T amaTamaSagami BOSO PENINSULA IZU PENINSULA Cape Inubo Cape Nojima Oshima Mount Fuji 12,388 ft 3,776 m Miura Peninsula Highest point in Japan Kawasaki Yokohama Chigasaki Odawara Fuji Numazu Mishima Shimoda Izu Fujisawa Atsugi Sagamihara Fujiyoshida Kamakura Kisarazu Tateyama Isumi Mobara Choshi Chiba Funabashi Ichikawa Kamagaya Sakura Soka Koshigaya Kawaguchi Kashiwa Toride Noda Kasukabe Tsukuba Hokota Ishioka Kasama Mito Hitachinaka Chikusei Oyama Tochigi Koga Kazo Kuki Sano Ashikaga Isesaki Fukaya Kumagaya Ota Konosu Ageo Saitama Niiza Tokorozawa Kiryu Yokosuka NARITA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TOKYO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (HANEDA) 23 wards 9.2 million people 240 square miles Greater metropolitan area 37.5 million people Nearly 5,200 square miles Tokyo Prefecture 13.4 million people Nearly 850 square miles TOKYO MEGAC TOKYO Greater Tokyo’s more than 37 million residents make it the world’s most populous metropolitan area. Millions commute through a dense urban landscape that has expanded over the centuries, built atop fertile plains hemmed in by volcanic mountains. MEGACITY TOKYO Greater Tokyo’s more than 37 million residents make it the world’s most populous metropolitan area. Millions commute through a dense urban landscape that has expanded over the centuries, built atop fertile plains hemmed in by volcanic mountains. OLD EDO Edo was the shoguns’ capital from 1603 until 1868, when imperial rule was restored. Edo was renamed Tokyo when it became the emperor’s seat. TOKYO MERGES Tokyo Prefecture and the historic 23 wards of the city were united in 1943 to streamline bureau- cracy at the height of WWII. SHADOW OF MOUNT FUJI The volcano last erupted in 1707 and remains active, a looming reminder of Tokyo’s precarious volcanic and seismic geography. IZU AND OGASAWARA ISLANDS Oshima is the nearest in a chain of several dozen islands, administered by Tokyo, that stretch more than 650 miles into the Pacific Ocean.