Tokyo Orientation

Orientation: Learn the Complex Structure of Tokyo

To amplify your time in Japan, I think it’s important to get a basic understanding of where each of the parts of Tokyo is located in relation to each other. It will help you travel around more efficiently — and give you a good sense of where you want to go. Where is Tokyo Located?Downtown TokyoThe SuburbsDistricts (or Neighborhoods)The BreakdownBefore You Leave Where is Tokyo Located? First, let’s find the location of Tokyo in Japan. This will help set the stage for the rest of this guide. The black shape on the map below is Tokyo (and yes, that’s all it is, seems like it should be bigger huh?). Let’s zoom in a bit. This is the full outline of Tokyo. You can see Tokyo is surrounded by the Saitama, Chiba, Kanagawa, and Yamanashi prefectures. Notice I color-coded the map into two halves? That is because you can break Tokyo into two main parts. Downtown…