Map: Tama New Town overlaid on a map of central Tokyo

Tama New Town 多摩ニュータウン is a series of housing developments first planned in the 1960s and opened in the early 1970s. These housing developments, built by various governmental housing agencies, grew to over 200,000, and is the largest housing development in Japan. However, unlike most danchi (public housing complexes), Tama New Town is not physically coherent development due to staggered development, multiple housing agencies, and sheer size: the new town is roughly 9 miles wide.

The following is a map I created to overlay Tama New Town on top of a map of central Tokyo. Note: Tama New Town’s size and shape are approximate, but still fairly accurate for purposes of comparison.

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