sumo ring

Taitō, Tokyo

is one of the 23 special wards of Tokyo, Japan. In English, it calls itself Taito City

As of 2008, the ward has an estimated population of 175,346 and a density of 15,890 persons per km². The total area is 10.08 km².


The ward was founded on March 15, 1947.

During the Edo period, the Yoshiwara licensed quarter was in what is now Taitō.


Situated in the northeastern portion of the wards area of Tokyo, Taitō is surrounded by five other special wards: Chiyoda, Bunkyo, Arakawa, Sumida and Chūō.

The Tokyo National Museum is in Taitō.



Temples and shrines


Museums and zoos


Colleges and universities

Primary and secondary schools

Taito operates public elementary and junior high schools.

Public high schools are operated by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Board of Education.

In addition the school district of the metropolis also operates a metropolitan junior high school:

Public libraries

Taito operates several public libraries, including the Central Library, the Central Library Asakusabashi Branch, the Negishi Library, and the Ishihama Library. The Central Library is located in the first and second floors of the Lifelong Learning Center.


The city operates the Lifelong Learning Center, a complex including a multi-media room, a studio, and other facilities. The Central Library is on the first and second floors of the Lifelong Learning Center.




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Sports and recreation

The City of Taito operates the Taito Riverside Sports Center. The center includes a gymnasium, tennis courts, two baseball fields for adults, one baseball field for children, one large swimming pool, one children's pool, and an athletic field. The gymnasium includes two courts, two budo halls, a Japanese-style archery range, a sumo ring, a training room, a table tennis room, an air-rifle shooting range, and a meeting room.

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