Tokyo Prefecture

former prefecture in Japan (1869–1943)

Tokyo Prefecture (東京府, Tōkyō-fu or Tōkei-fu) is a former Japanese government entity starting in 1869 and ending in 1943[1]

Tokyo Prefecture
Prefecture of Japan
Coat of arms of Tokyo
Coat of arms

Ginza, Tokyo City, in 1933
CapitalTokyo City
 • Coordinates35°41′N 139°46′E / 35.68°N 139.77°E / 35.68; 139.77
• Established
2 October 1868
• Disestablished
1 July 1943
Political subdivisions3 cities
3 Districts
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Musashi Province
Today part ofPart of the Tokyo Metropolis
This article is about Tokyo Prefecture. For other uses, see Tokyo (disambiguation).

In 1943, the prefecture's municipalities, including the traditional city of Tokyo, became part of the newly formed Tokyo metropolis (東京都, Tōkyō-to) or "greater Tokyo metropolian area".[1]

References change

  1. 1.0 1.1 "東京都年表". 27 November 2002. Archived from the original on 15 October 2002. Retrieved 25 August 2015.(in Japanese)