Meaning

Primary

Tokyo Metropolis

Alternatives

Tokyo Metro, Tokyo Metropolitan Area, Tokyo Metro Area

Word Type

proper noun

Explanation

The Tokyo Metropolis is, of course, the Tokyo Metropolis. Technically this is one of Japan's prefectures, but it's called a "Metropolis" instead. It's the capital and the largest city in all of Japan!

Reading

とうきょうと
Kyoko
(Tokyo accent, female)
Kenichi
(Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

The reading is just 東京 and (). Really it's all just the reading you learned with the kanji, too, so you can think of it that way as well.

Context

Pattern of Use

  • 東京都に〜

Common Word Combinations

  • 東京都に住む
    to live in the Tokyo Metropolitan Area
    東京都にある
    to be in the Tokyo Metropolitan Area
    東京都に多い
    there are many in the Tokyo Metropolitan Area

Context Sentences

東京都には、一流のレストランがたくさんある。

There are a lot of first-rate restaurants in the Tokyo Metropolitan Area.

東京都の30代会社員、山田太ろうさん(仮名)は、げきむと長時間ろうどうで知られるぎょうかいで働いています。

Taro Yamada (pseudonym), who is in his 30s and a salaryman in the Tokyo Metropolis, is working in an industry that is notorious for its hard work and long working hours.

スカイツリーがそびえ立つ東京都墨田区では、今年は昨年よりも早く木の葉が落ち始めた。

The leaves started falling earlier this year than last year in Tokyo Metro’s Sumida Ward, where the Tokyo Sky Tree stands.

Kanji Composition