Greater Tokyo Area

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The Greater Tokyo Area (東京圏 Tōkyō-ken), also the Tokyo-Yokohama area, is a large metropolitan area in Japan consisting of the prefectures of Tokyo, Chiba, Kanagawa and Saitama.

The Greater Tokyo area is the largest metropolitan area in the world by population (33,418,366 in 2000), and one of the largest in terms of built-up or urban function landmass at around 4,400 to 5,200 km2 (1,700 to 2,000 sq.mi.) (estimates vary with growth now occurring in the Tama region and north of Saitama).

While the four-prefecture definition above is the most common, the Japan Statistics Bureau uses the alternative definition of the area within 50 kilometres of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Offices in Shinjuku, resulting in a lower population estimate of 30,724,000. [1] (http://www.stat.go.jp/english/data/handbook/c02cont.htm)

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Prefectures

Cities

Major cities

Cities in Tokyo

Tokyo is not a city. It contains 23 wards, subdivisions with the status of cities. A list of these, together with a description of their governmental status, is available at 23 special wards.

In addition, Tokyo contains many cities. The following cities are in Tokyo:

Cities outside Tokyo

These cities are in Chiba, Kanagawa and Saitama Prefectures:

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Airports

Major airports:

Airbases:

Railways

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