Tokyo

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Tokyo is one of the 47 prefectures and the capital and is the largest city of Japan. Tokyo translates to eastern capital and is the largest city of Japan. The Greater Tokyo Area is the most populous metropolitan area in the world. Japan’s bustling capital, mixes the ultramodern and the traditional, from neon-lit skyscrapers and anime shops to cherry trees and temples.The city is famed for its vibrant food scene, and its Shibuya and Harajuku districts are the heart of its trendy teen fashion scene.Tradition collides with pop culture in Tokyo, where you can reverently wander ancient temples before rocking out at a karaoke bar.

Tokyo is not only the political and economical center of Japan, it has also emerged as a center of the world economy and culture. There are a number of attractions in Tokyo that should not be missed.

  • History:

The beginnings of the city of Tokyo can be traced back as early as 1457, in the Sengoku era, when construction began on the Edo Castle. The castle itself was not considered particularly significant at the time, but its importance grew considerably once Tokugawa Ieyasu, the man who was to become the first Japanese shogun, chose it as his seat of power. Ieyasu obtaining the title of shogun in 1603 marks the start of the Edo era, and the rapid ascension of the city of Edo, which is later to become the megalopolis of Tokyo. The castle itself was completed three years after Ieyasu’s rise to power.

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  • Places Not To Miss:

Tokyo Tower And Tokyo Skytree:

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Tsukiji Fish Market:

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Shinjuku Golden Gai:

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Tokyo Disneyland:

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Meiji Shrine:   

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