ABOUT

ABOUT

Marunouchi has served as Japan’s center of politics, economics and culture for over 400 years, and as Japan’s center of international business for over 100 years, ever since its first office building – the Mitsubishi Ichigokan – was constructed in 1894. Stretching 120 hectares between the Imperial Palace and Tokyo Station, it accommodates more than 4,000 domestic and global blue chip corporations and 230,000 office workers.

Tokyo – One of the world’s most cosmopolitan cities

国際都市“東京”

Detailed map of Marunouchi area

GDP ranking

GDP ranking

Global Power City Index

Global Power City Index

World’s most populous urban agglomerations

World’s most populous urban agglomerations

Marunouchi – A world-leading business center

World’s highest concentration of Fortune Global 500
company headquarters

World’s highest concentration of Fortune Global 500
company headquarters

Business center size comparison

Business center size comparison

Asia-Pacific’s top 5 megacities

Asia-Pacific’s top 5 megacities

The most foreign financial institutions in Japan

The most foreign financial institutions in Japan

History

400 years ago in the Tokugawa era, Marunouchi was a residential district surrounding Edo Castle with the estates of feudal lords. After Mitsubishi’s second president, Yanosuke Iwasaki, purchased the land from the Meiji Government in 1890, Marunouchi became a modern business center and the driving force of Japan’s economy, which it has remained until this day. Through Meiji Era modernization and Japan’s post-WWII economic growth, Marunouchi has always evolved in step with the times.

  • 1600s Tokugawa Edo Castle becomes Japan’s center of politics, finance and culture

  • 1890s Marunouchi launches a new era as Japan’s business center

  • Late 1890s An office area is developed with brick buildings

  • 1920s Modern American-style high-rise buildings line the streets

  • 1950s Japan’s high economic growth period raises the demand for large buildings

  • 1998 Launch of the Marunouchi Redevelopment Project

  • Marunouchi now

  • 前へ
  • 次へ
  • 0
  • 1