Tokyo is Japan’s capital and the country’s largest city.
It is also one of Japan’s 47 prefectures, but is called a metropolis rather than a prefecture. The metropolis of Tokyo consists of 23 city wards, 26 cities, 5 towns and 8 villages, including the Izu and Ogasawara Islands, several small Pacific Islands in the south of Japan’s main island Honshu.
The 23 city wards are the center of Tokyo and make up about one third of the metropolis area, while housing roughly eight of Tokyo’s approximately twelve million residents.
It’s located in the Kanto region on the island of Honshu and is Japan’s center of politics, business, finance, education, mass media, and pop culture. It is called one of the world’s major “global cities”.