Chiyoda, Tokyo

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National Diet Building, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
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Yasukuni Shrine, Kudan Kita 3-1-1, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
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Otemon, the Great Gate of Edo Castle (Kokyo)

Chiyoda (千代田区; -ku) is a special ward in central Tokyo, Japan. As of 2004, the ward has an estimated population of 42,015 and a density of 3,609.54 persons per km². Chiyoda is also home to over 36,000 businesses employing over 888,000 people. The total area is 11.64 km², of which the Imperial Palace takes up 12 percent.

Chiyoda consists of the Palace and a surrounding radius of about 1 km. The name Chiyoda, which literally means "field of a thousand generations," comes from the former name of Edo Castle, which was located in the center of present-day Chiyoda. Many government institutions, such as the Diet, Prime Minister's residence, and Supreme Court, are located in Chiyoda, as are Tokyo landmarks such as Yasukuni Shrine, Tokyo Station, and the Budokan.


The main districts of Chiyoda Ward are Iidabashi, Jinbocho, Kanda, Kasumigaseki, Kojimachi, Marunouchi, Nagatacho, Otemachi, and Yurakucho.

Chiyoda was founded on March 15, 1947 by the unification of Kojimachi Ward and Kanda Ward.

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