TOKYO DISTRICTS

Tokyo Districts - guide to Tokyo districts and their main attractions.

Tokyo is sub divided into wards or cities, which are then further sub divided into districts or neighbourhoods. The list below details the most popular Tokyo Districts for visitors to Tokyo.

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Akasaka

Akasaka
Akasaka is one of Tokyo's central business districts, full of corporate headquarters and exclusive hotels. Akasaka, part of the Chiyoda Ward, is not far from Tokyo Imperial Palace. Akasaka a...

Akihabara

Akihabara
Akihabara is famous for its high tech shopping (electric town), entertainment and meido cafe. Akihabara is in the eastern part of Chiyoda Ward in Tokyo....

Aomi

Aomi
Aomi is a district in Koto Ward of central Tokyo. Aomi forms part of what is commonly known as Odaiba, a modern development area on an artifical island in Tokyo Bay. Aomi makes up much of th...

Ariake

Ariake
Ariake is a district in Koto Ward of central Tokyo. Ariake forms part of what is commonly known as Odaiba, a modern development area on an artifical island in Tokyo Bay. Ariake makes up the ...

Asakusa

Asakusa
Asakusa District, part of the Taito Ward is to the north east of central Tokyo. Asakusa is most famous for Sensoji Temple (sometimes referred to as Asakusa Temple), a long with the surroundi...

Daiba

Daiba
Daiba is a district in Minato Ward of central Tokyo. Daiba forms part of what is commonly known as Odaiba, a modern development area on an artifical island in Tokyo Bay. Daiba includes secti...

Ebisu
Ebisu is a district of Shibuya which is home to many bars, izakaya style restaurants, boutiques and patisseries. All these lifestyle attractions make Ebisu one of the most expensive parts of...

Ginza

Ginza
Ginza is an up market shopping district in central Tokyo featuring major department stores, international fashion brand stores, galleries, restaurants and some distinctive architecture. Ginz...

Golden Gai
Golden Gai is a small area within Kabukicho District of Shinjuku Ward. Golden Gai is several narrow lane ways filled with bars and food outlets, which is between Shinjuku Ward Office and Han...

Harajuku

Harajuku
Harajuku is a significant fashion and shopping district, but it also includes Tokyo's most popular shine, Meiji Jingu Shrine and one of the most signficant parks in Tokyo, Yoyogi Park. Haraj...

Higashiyama
Higashiyama is a district within the central Tokyo Ward of Meguro, where shell mounds (remains of shells left by humans) have been found that date back to the paleolithic period (10,000+ yea...

Ichigaya
Ichigaya is a district within Shinjuku Ward, which is to the East of Shinjuku Station. Ichigaya includes the Ministry of Defence Headquarters....

Ikebukuro
Ikebukuro is a commercial and entertainment district to the north east of central Tokyo in Toshima (one of the 23 special wards of Tokyo). Ikebukuro is focused around Ikebukuro Station, whic...

Kabukicho

Kabukicho
Kabukicho is the entertainment district of Shinjuku Ward. Kabukicho is filled at night with bright colored neon signs which light up the narrow streets packed with bars, restaurants, cinemas...

Kagurazaka
Kagurazaka District is to east of Shinjuku Station, near Iidabashi Station, in Shinjuku Ward....

Meiji Jingu Gaien
Meiji Jingu Gaien is the outer precient of Meiji Jingu Shrine, but is not directly attached to the shine grounds. Meiji Jingu Gaien is around 1km to the east of Meiji Jingu Shrine. The cente...

Nihonbashi
Nihonbashi is a business district in the Chuo ward of central Tokyo. Nihonbashi, which literally means Japan Bridge, derives its name from the historic bridge which crosses the Nihonbashi Ri...

Nishi-Shinjuku

Nishi-Shinjuku
Nishi-Shinjuku is Tokyo's largest skyscraper district and is to the west of Shinjuku Station in the Shinjuku Ward. Several of the tallest buildings in Tokyo are in Nishi-Shinjuku, including ...

Roppongi

Roppongi
Roppongi is a district in central Tokyo famous for its nightlife and very popular with foreigners. Roppongi also features many of the embassies. Roppongi is to the west of central Tokyo in t...

Sendagaya

Sendagaya
Sendagaya is a some what unloved district of Shibuya, as many businesses located within Sendagaya use the name of the adjacent ward, Shinjuku in their title. To further add to this lack of i...

Shiba

Shiba
Shiba District is within the Minato ward in central Tokyo. Shiba District attractions include Tokyo Tower and Shiba Park, which includes Zojoji Temple. The Minato Ward Office is locate in th...

Shinjuku Ni-Chome
Shinjuku Ni-Chome is known for being the centre of gay culture in Tokyo. There are two to three hundred bars, pubs and clubs cramed into the small area that makes up Shinjuku Ni-Chome, with ...

Ueno

Ueno
Ueno District is north east of the center of Tokyo in the Taito Ward. Ueno is most famous for Ueno Park which is Tokyo's most popular location for viewing cherry blossom. Ueno Station is als...

Yanesen
Yanesen is an area where historical street still remained, which makes this downtown area rare and attractive. Yanesen area consists of three parts, and the name "Yanesen" is a combination o...

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