Tokyo / Tōkyō (東京) is the capital of Japan.
The geography of central Tokyo is defined by the JR Yamanote Line. The center of Tokyo — the former area reserved for the Shogun and his samurai — lies within the loop, while the Edo-era downtown (下町 shitamachi) is to the north and east. Sprawling around in all directions and blending in seamlessly are Yokohama, Kawasaki and Chiba, Tokyo’s suburbs.
The Central Tokyo area includes: Chiyoda (Akihabara); Chuo (Ginza); Minato (Akasaka, Shinbashi, Roppongi, Odaiba, Shiodome); Shinjuku; Shibuya (Harajuku, Ebisu); Shinagawa (Gotanda); Toshima (Ikebukuro) and Meguro.