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Streetscape of Shinjuku, Tokyo. Photo Dan Price
Streetscape of Shinjuku, Tokyo. Photo Dan Price
Fuji TV Headquarters and Aqua City Odaiba
Fuji TV Headquarters and Aqua City Odaiba
Tokyo National Museum at Taito-ku Tokyo, Japan
Tokyo National Museum at Taito-ku Tokyo, Japan
500 Series Shinkansen Train at Tokyo Station
500 Series Shinkansen Train at Tokyo Station
Tokyo World Trade Tower at Night. Photo Parag
Tokyo World Trade Tower at Night. Photo Parag
Skyscrapers of Shinjunku. Tokyo City, Japan
Skyscrapers of Shinjunku. Tokyo City, Japan
Edo-Tokyo Museum at Ryogoku Tokyo, Japan
Edo-Tokyo Museum at Ryogoku Tokyo, Japan
Crosswalk in Tokyo, Japan. Photo Andres Ojeda
Crosswalk in Tokyo, Japan. Photo Andres Ojeda

Tokyo Information

Tokyocapital of the empire of Japan, situated on the main island of Honshu with a total population in the metropolis of over 13 million. It is the seat of the Japanese government, the Imperial Palace and the Japanese Imperial Family.

Destroyed twice in the last century, originally by a huge earthquake in 1923 and then in 1944 - 1945 during Allied bombing raids in World War II, Tokyo’s architectural structure is relatively new and you will not find many examples of ancient buildings that are evident in other major historical capital cities.

Most people agree that the Japanese tradition and the heritage of the Geisha, Martial Arts, Sumo and the respect of the Ancient Culture the Shogun and Samurai warriors displayed in years gone by, have endeared other nations to their simple way of life, but Tokyo is changing all that.

Tokyo is a modern thriving metropolis where business and finance have made it one of the top three financial centres in the world along with New York and London. An exuberant nightlife thrives in the city with Fashion, Music and Film being the driving force behind the youth culture.

Films such as Fast and Furious – Tokyo Drift, Lost in Translation, Kill Bill, Tokyo Joe, and James Bond – You Only Live Twice as well as the home made monster movies featuring Godzilla and incredible Japanese animation films, (anime) have spurred Tokyo to be the number one TV and Movie production centre of Japan.

Add to that four National Museums, several National Parks, and numerous Theatres, both modern and traditional Japanese, a rail transport system that is second to none and you have a holiday of a lifetime waiting to happen. But it is in the area of food that Japan excels above all others. When Michelin released their fine dining guide in 2007, restaurants in Tokyo collected twice as many acclaims as its nearest rival Paris.

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Sumo Wrestling and Hanging Roof of Ryogoku Kokugikan Arena. Photo Goki
Sumo Wrestling and Hanging Roof of Ryogoku Kokugikan Arena. Photo Goki
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