As a whole, there are 13 cities in Japan with populations above one million, 191 cities with populations between 100,000 and one million, and 540 cities with populations between 10,000 and 100,000. Tokyo is Japan’s largest city, with a population of 8,336,599 individuals.
Japan has some of the most crowded cities and streets in the world. Although the population is shrinking there are still very large metro areas.
Japan is the world’s 61st largest nation in terms of land area, Japan is in the top ten in terms of population size. Many of the country’s most populous cities are densely inhabited, and this trend is projected to continue in the future.
Tokyo, the country’s largest city, has a population of over 8 million people, and there are 13 other cities with populations above one million. Japan has 684 inhabited places that are classified as cities, as well as 20 designated cities, 42 core cities, and 40 special cities.
It’s simple to understand why Japan is one of the world’s most populated countries, with over 200 cities with populations of at least 100,000 (but less than one million).
As a whole, the Greater Tokyo area or the Tokyo metropolitan area is expected to have a population of 37.4 million people by 2022. With about 13.9 million inhabitants as of 2021 in Tokyo proper, it is the world’s most populated metropolitan area.
Tokyo with the three surrounding prefectures of Saitama, Chiba, and Kanagawa make up the Greater Tokyo Area.
Although Japan has some of the most crowded cities in the world its population is in decline. Japan’s 2020 census recorded a population decline of 800,000 people. It’s one of the most populous nations with a population over 65 years of age.