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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
age 102
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

Yoko Ono is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Tokyo
age 86
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
age 72
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 is a Japanese fashion model and actress.

Anna Tsuchiya is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Tokyo
age 34
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
Dec. 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
age 55
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
age 36
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
Dec. 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
age 46
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
age 33
Tanisha Mariko Harper is a model, actress and television host.

Kōki Ishii is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Tokyo
Dec. 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
age 50
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
age 76
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
age 84
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

Marie Helvin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Tokyo
age 66
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
age 51
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
age 37
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
age 46
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
age 40
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
age 33
Ayako Enomoto is a Japanese model and actress.

Haruna Iikubo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Tokyo
age 24
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
age 82
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
Dec. 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
age 57
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