According to recent estimates, the 23 wards that make up the city of Tokyo had an approximate population of 9,, The 23 wards made up the boundaries of the historic city of Tokyo, which was officially dissolved in when it merged with the prefecture. Today, Tokyo extends way beyond the original city boundaries, and is one of the largest urban sprawls in the world, which doesn't make it easy to explain exactly how many people live in Tokyo. The Tokyo prefecture, into which Tokyo city was merged, was home to 13,, people in But the story doesn't end there -- the Tokyo urban area extends beyond even the prefecture's boundaries. According to a estimate of Tokyo's population, the metropolis is now home to
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This is the eighth installment of my Japan travelogue. Read my first impressions here , my visit to Odaiba here , my visit to Akihabara here , my last day in Tokyo here , my first day in Kyoto here , my shrine visit here , and my traditional inn excursion here. After nine days in Japan, my sleep schedule finally caught up to Tokyo time. That meant that instead of getting up at 5 AM to write my travelogue, I woke up just in time to go sightseeing.