Tokyo is the capital city of Japan. It consists of 23 wards, Tama area and an island. 

Government agencies, financial institutions, large corporations, etc. are concentrated, and they play a central role in Japan from politics, business, culture, food, entertainment, fashion and education. 

It is also worldly famous for its nested transportation system of the railway. 


  • 14 million (Prefecture) 
  • 32 million (Tokyo Metropolitan area)
Popular places to visit (central Tokyo area)
  • Asakusa
  • Ginza
  • Shinjuku
  • Shibuya
  • Akihabara
  • Shimokitazawa
  • Imperial Palace
  • Tsukiji Fish Market
  • Ueno Park
  • Yoyogi Park
  • Inokashira Park
  • Wadakura Fountain Park
Popular day trip destinations
  • Mt. Fuji
  • Hakone
  • Kamakura
  • Nikko
  • Yokohama
Local specialty food Soba, Tempura, Monjayaki
  • Tokyo Giants (Baseball)
  • FC Tokyo (Soccer)
  • Sumo Tournament ()
Corporation Sony, Softbank, First Retailing, SUMCO, Toshiba, Nomura, MUFG, SMBC, Mitsubishi, Mitsui, Itochu, Marubeni, Sumitomo, Recruit, etc
  • Kanda Festival (mid May)
  • Sanja Festival (late May, Asakusa)
  • Sumidagawa River Firework Festival ()
  • Jingu Firework Festival (early August)
  • Koenji Awa Dance Festival (mid August)
  • Tokyo Marathon (January)
  • University of Tokyo
  • Keio University
  • Waseda University
  • Tokyo Institute of Technology
  • Hitotsubashi University
  • International Christian University
  • Meiji University
  • Sophia University
  • Chuo University


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