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List of famous people from Tokyo, including photos when available. The people below are listed by their popularity, so the most recognizable names are at the top of the list. Some of the people below are celebrities born in Tokyo, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Tokyo you might already know that these prominent figures are also from your hometown, but some of the names below may really surprise you. This list includes people who were born and raised in Tokyo, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

Examples include Shintaro Katsu and Sally Yoshino.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Tokyo?" or "Which celebrities were born in Tokyo?" then this list is a great resource for you.

Olivia de Havilland is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Tokyo
Olivia de Havilland age 100 - Olivia Mary de Havilland is a British-born American actress known for her early ingenue roles, as well as her later more substantial roles. Born in Tokyo to English parents, de Havilland and her ...more

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Yoko Ono is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Tokyo
Yoko Ono age 84 - Yoko Ono, is a Japanese multimedia artist, singer, and peace activist. She is the widow and second wife of John Lennon and is also known for her work in avant-garde art, music, and filmmaking. ...more

Takeshi Kitano is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Tokyo
Takeshi Kitano age 68 - Takeshi Kitano is a Japanese director, comedian, singer, actor, show host, film editor, presenter, screenwriter, author, poet, painter, and one-time video game designer who has received critical ...more

Rila Fukushima is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Tokyo
Rila Fukushima Rila Fukushima is a Japanese fashion model and actress.

Anna Tsuchiya is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Tokyo
Anna Tsuchiya age 33 - Anna Tsuchiya is a Japanese singer, actress, and semi-retired model. Since 2005, she is primarily known as a singer.

Inejiro Asanuma is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Tokyo
Inejiro Asanuma Died at 62 (1898-1960) - Inejiro Asanuma was a Japanese politician, and leader of the Japan Socialist Party. A noted public speaker, Asanuma was unusual in postwar Japan for his forceful advocacy of socialism, and his ...more

Crown Princess Masako is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Tokyo
Crown Princess Masako age 53 - Masako, Crown Princess of Japan, born Masako Owada on 9 December 1963, is the wife of Naruhito, Crown Prince of Japan, who is the eldest son of Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko and the heir ...more

Asuka Sakamaki is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Tokyo
Asuka Sakamaki age 33 - Asuka Sakamaki is a Japanese former AV idol from Tokyo who was born on October 8, 1982.

Yukio Mishima is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Tokyo
Yukio Mishima Died at 45 (1925-1970) - Mishima Yukio is the pen name of Kimitake Hiraoka, a Japanese author, poet, playwright, actor, and film director. Mishima is considered one of the most important Japanese authors of the 20th ...more

Maki Tomoda is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Tokyo
Maki Tomoda age 43 - Maki Tomoda is a Japanese actress who is best known for her appearances in adult videos. She announced her retirement from adult work in 2010.

Tanisha Harper is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Tokyo
Tanisha Harper age 31 - Tanisha Mariko Harper is a model, actress and television host.

Kōki Ishii is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Tokyo
Kōki Ishii Died at 62 (1940-2002) - Kōki Ishii was a Japanese politician of the Democratic Party of Japan born in Setagaya, Tokyo. A lifelong reformist, he was murdered under suspicious circumstances.

Akihiko Hoshide is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Tokyo
Akihiko Hoshide age 48 - Akihiko Hoshide is a Japanese engineer and a JAXA astronaut. On August 30, 2012, Hoshide became the third Japanese astronaut to walk in space.

Toyohiro Akiyama is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Tokyo
Toyohiro Akiyama age 74 - Toyohiro Akiyama is a Japanese TV journalist best known for his flight to the Mir space station aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft in 1990. Akiyama is the first person of Japanese nationality to ...more

Empress Michiko is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Tokyo
Empress Michiko age 82 - Empress Michiko, born Michiko Shōda on 20 October 1934, is the Empress consort of Japan as the wife of Emperor Akihito, the current Emperor of Japan reigning from 7 January 1989. She succeeded ...more

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Marie Helvin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Tokyo
Marie Helvin age 64 - Marie Helvin is a British-based American fashion model, who worked extensively with David Bailey—to whom she was married between 1975 and 1985. In the 1970s and 1980s she appeared in many ...more

Megumi Hayashibara is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Tokyo
Megumi Hayashibara age 48 - Megumi Hayashibara is a Japanese voice actress, singer, radio personality, and lyricist from Tokyo. She is affiliated with Woodpark Office. She is best known for her roles in Love Hina, Saber ...more

Kou Shibasaki is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Tokyo
Kou Shibasaki age 35 - Kō Shibasaki, is a Japanese actress and singer. She is managed by Stardust Promotion. Her stage name is taken from the main character of Junko Kawakami's manga Golden Delicious Apple Sherbet.

Anna Umemiya is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Tokyo
Anna Umemiya age 44 - Anna Umemiya is a Japanese television personality and model. Born in Tokyo, she is the daughter of a Japanese father and an American mother, herself a former model. Her father, Tatsuo Umemiya, ...more

Mikako Ichikawa is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Tokyo
Mikako Ichikawa age 37 - Mikako Ichikawa is a Japanese actress and model from Tokyo, Japan. She was working as a model for the Japanese fashion magazine Olive under an exclusive contract. She appeared in the movies ...more

Ayako Enomoto is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Tokyo
Ayako Enomoto age 30 - Ayako Enomoto is a Japanese model and actress.

Haruna Iikubo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Tokyo
Haruna Iikubo age 22 - Haruna Iikubo is a Japanese fashion model, actress and pop singer. She is a tenth-generation member and sub-leader of the pop group Morning Musume. She is a former model for the Japanese fashion ...more

Akiko Kojima is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Tokyo
Akiko Kojima age 79 - Akiko Kojima is a Japanese model and the first Miss Universe to originate from Asia. She was crowned Miss Japan 1959 by Miss Japan 1958, Tomoko Moritake.

Bandō Mitsugorō VIII is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Tokyo
Bandō Mitsugorō VIII Died at 69 (1906-1975) - Bandō Mitsugorō VIII was one of Japan's most revered Kabuki actors from the 1930s until his death. He was a renowned tachiyaku and katakiyaku, specializing in particular in the aragoto style. He ...more

Takashi Murakami is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Tokyo
Takashi Murakami age 55 - Takashi Murakami is an internationally prolific contemporary Japanese artist. He works in fine arts media—such as painting and sculpture—as well as what is conventionally considered commercial ...more

Akira Jimbo is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Tokyo
Akira Jimbo age 58 - Akira Jimbo, also seen as Akira Jinbo is a Japanese freelance jazz fusion drummer who is famous for his drumming independence and fusion of electronic drum technology and acoustic drums. Aside ...more

Hiroyuki Sanada is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Tokyo
Hiroyuki Sanada age 55 - Hiroyuki Sanada, MBE is a Japanese actor.

Eiko Ishioka is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Tokyo
Eiko Ishioka Died at 74 (1938-2012) - Eiko Ishioka was a Japanese art director, costume and graphic designer known for her work in stage, screen, advertising and print media. Noted for her advertising campaigns for the Japanese ...more

Kenji Kawai is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Tokyo
Kenji Kawai age 59 - Kenji Kawai, born April 23, 1957 in Shinagawa, Tokyo, Tokyo, is a Japanese music composer, for motion pictures, anime movies, video games and televised programs. He has contributed to the ...more

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Shōji Nakayama is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Tokyo
Shōji Nakayama Died at 70 (1928-1998) - Shōji Nakayama was a Japanese film actor.

Shinya Tsukamoto is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Tokyo
Shinya Tsukamoto age 57 - Shinya Tsukamoto is a Japanese film director and actor with a considerable cult following both domestically and abroad.

Maaya Sakamoto is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Tokyo
Maaya Sakamoto age 37 - Maaya Sakamoto is a Japanese singer-songwriter, actress, and voice actress who made her debut as a voice actress in 1992 as the voice of Chifuru in Little Twins, but is better known as voice of ...more

Hirotsu Kazuo is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Tokyo
Hirotsu Kazuo Died at 77 (1891-1968) - Kazuo Hirotsu was a Japanese novelist, literary critic and translator active in the Shōwa period.

Yōsuke Eguchi is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Tokyo
Yōsuke Eguchi age 48 - Yōsuke Eguchi is a Japanese poet, actor and singer, who most recently starred in 2009 Japanese film Goemon. Since 1986, he has appeared in a number of television series and movies. He is married ...more

Kōichi Mashimo is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Tokyo
Kōichi Mashimo age 64 - Kōichi Mashimo is a well-known Japanese anime director and the founder of the animation studio Bee Train. Since the creation of the studio, Mashimo directed or otherwise participated in all its ...more

Shota Matsuda is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Tokyo
Shota Matsuda age 30 - Shota Matsuda is a Japanese actor. Matsuda is best known for his roles in the Hana Yori Dango series, the Liar Game series, and Love Shuffle.

Daisaku Ikeda is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Tokyo
Daisaku Ikeda age 87 - Daisaku Ikeda is the spiritual leader and former president of the Nichiren Buddhist Soka Gakkai, the largest of Japan's new religious movements, and also one of the most controversial. Ikeda is ...more

Osamu Nishimura is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Tokyo
Osamu Nishimura age 45 - Osamu Nishimura is a Japanese professional wrestler currently working for All Japan Pro Wrestling as a freelancer. Nishimura formerly worked for New Japan Pro Wrestling and MUGA World Pro

Hitomi Aizawa is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Tokyo
Hitomi Aizawa age 33 - Hitomi Aizawa is a Japanese actress, gravure idol and race queen. In a 2006 article on an "Air Guitar roadshow" in which Aizawa participated, the website cinematopics.com noted that ...more

Jack McCollough is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Tokyo
Jack McCollough age 37 - Jack McCollough is the co-founder of womenswear label Proenza Schouler.

Aya Kamikawa is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Tokyo
Aya Kamikawa age 49 - Aya Kamikawa is a Tokyo municipal official, the first openly transgender person to seek or win elected office in Japan. She was elected in April 2003. Kamikawa, then a 35-year-old writer, ...more

Tōru Takemitsu is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Tokyo
Tōru Takemitsu Died at 66 (1930-1996) - Toru Takemitsu was a Japanese composer and writer on aesthetics and music theory. Largely self-taught, Takemitsu possessed consummate skill in the subtle manipulation of instrumental and ...more

Shizuka Ito is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Tokyo
Shizuka Ito age 36 - Shizuka Itō is a Japanese voice actress and singer. She is represented by Ken Production. When voicing adult games, she is also known as Maya Takashi, Suno Toba, Teruka Neno and Rina Misaki. Itō ...more

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Hideyuki Tanaka is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Tokyo
Hideyuki Tanaka age 66 - Hideyuki Tanaka is a Japanese voice actor, actor and narrator from Tokyo who is attached to Aoni Production. He is a graduate of the Toho Gakuen School of Music. He is most known for his roles ...more

Ikue Ōtani is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Tokyo
Ikue Ōtani age 50 - Ikue Ōtani is a Japanese actress and voice actress from Kashiwazaki, Niigata, affiliated with Mausu Promotion. She is best known for her roles in the Pokémon series, One Piece, Detective ...more

Shinichiro Miki is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Tokyo
Shinichiro Miki age 47 - Shin-ichiro Miki is a Japanese voice actor. He is a member of 81 Produce. Miki is most known for the roles of Kojirō, Takumi Fujiwara, Kisuke Urahara, Akira Yuki, Lockon Stratos, and Roy

Akiko Yano is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Tokyo
Akiko Yano age 62 - Akiko Yano is a Japanese pop and jazz musician and singer. She was born Akiko Suzuki in Tokyo and raised in Aomori, Aomori, and later began her singing career in the mid-1970s. Her vocals and ...more

Shiro Kuramata is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Tokyo
Shiro Kuramata Died at 57 (1934-1991) - Shiro Kuramata is one of Japan's most important designers of the 20th century. Kuramata was mainly known for his use of industrial materials such as wire steel mesh and lucite to create ...more

Ai Orikasa is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Tokyo
Ai Orikasa age 52 - Ai Orikasa is a Japanese voice actress and singer from Tokyo. She formerly worked for Production Baobab but left for AXL-ONE, Toshiyuki Morikawa's agency. Orikasa also provided the Japanese dub ...more

Akio Ohtsuka is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Tokyo
Akio Ohtsuka age 57 - Akio Ōtsuka is a Japanese actor and voice actor from the Tokyo Metropolitan area. He is attached to Mausu Promotion. The astringent and calm quality of his voice has landed him many roles in ...more