16 Maps Of Tokyo That’ll Make Your City Seem Insignificant

There are megacities, and then there’s Tokyo.

1. This is Tokyo.

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2. Tokyo is MASSIVE. With 37.8 million people according to the UN, Greater Tokyo is Earth’s most populated metropolitan area.

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3. Here’s Tokyo compared to New York (both at 10km scale).

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4. Tokyo compared to London.

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5. Tokyo and Sydney.

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6. And Tokyo with Los Angeles, the nearest equivalent US city by urban area.

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7. And here’s Tokyo compared with Chicago, San Francisco, Toronto, Sao Paulo, Mexico City, Berlin, Paris, and Mumbai – some of the other cities BuzzFeed has offices!

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8. Here’s Greater Tokyo overlaid on Great Britain.

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9. Here’s all the countries on Earth with smaller populations than Greater Tokyo. Hello Australia (23 million ) and Canada (35 million).

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10. And here’s a detailed breakdown of population density in Greater Tokyo versus London, the most populated city in Europe.

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11. Here’s a map of the Tokyo metro to help you find your way around.

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12. And a simplified English-language version ;-)

13. Want to hit the suburbs? Here’s the metropolitan rail map.

14. This is the Tokyo metropolitan area compared to US cities (SO NOT LIKE WITH LIKE).

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15. Here’s a map showing that much of Greater Tokyo is actually relatively sparsely populated.

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16. And here’s an (exaggerated) topographic map that goes some way towards explaining why Greater Tokyo has grown so big – it’s the flattest region in mainland Japan.

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