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Tokyo Prefecture is located in the Kanto region and is the capital of Japan. It is the world’s most populous metropolitan area and hosts the highest number of Fortune Global 500 companies worldwide. Tokyo consists of 23 central city wards which are all self governing. Tokyo is a great mix of old and new, featuring many historical temples and beautiful gardens as well as monumental skyscrapers and entertainment for all ages. Imperial Palace Plaza is located in the center of Tokyo, immersed in natural beauty by the surrounding trees, flowers and moats. Constructed on what was once the location of Edo Castle, the building is home to the Emperor of Japan. The Tsukiji Fish Market, the world’s largest wholesale fish and seafood market, is also located in central Tokyo. The sight of the many kinds of fresh fish and other seafood and the busy atmosphere of scooters, trucks, sellers and buyers hurrying around, make Tsukiji Market a major tourist attraction. Tokyo SkyTree, a new television broadcasting tower, at a height of 634 meters, is the new landmark of Tokyo. It has exceeded the previous landmark, Tokyo Tower, but both are very popular landmarks of Japan. Tokyo SkyTree and Tokyo Tower provide amazing panoramic views of the city of Japan. Shibuya, Shinjuku, and Akihabara in Tokyo are also among the most popular districts in Japan for their innovative and distinctive atmosphere. Tokyo, as a city with both old and new, is sure to have something for everyone.
The only surviving seaside garden of Edo Period in Tokyo
Imperial Palace Plaza comprises the moats and spacious plaza
Center of Japan's otaku culture in downtown Tokyo
The Tokyo Central Wholesale Market; Live Tuna Auction
Japan's most prestigious university and ranks in the top schools in the world.
Lies in the heart of Tokyo and a high fashion district
The cafe with maids waitresses and treat the customers as their masters
Known as the Kitchen Town, ideal for restaurants and cooking.
One of Tokyo's largest and most popular parks in Shinjuku
The center of Japan's most extreme teenage cultures and fashion styles
A Shinto shrine which was dedicated to Emperor Meiji and his wife in 1920
Tokyo's busiest district and Center of Youth Fashion and Culture
One of the 23 city wards of Tokyo and the world's busiest railway station
Largest retail store selling toys, novelty goods and stationeries
The sacred place of Otaku culture - Anime, Manga, Game, Costume Shops
Hachiko - Akita Dog Statue as a Meet up Spot
Enjoy Rainbow Pasta and the unique designs of the Monster Cafe
The Samurai Museum is the ideal destination for the samurai aficionado.
Museum shows how the 15th century village of Edo grew to be Tokyo
Tokyo's Oldest and Most Visited Temple Asakusa Sensoji and Nakamise-dori
One of Tokyo's few districts which have preserved a certain atmosphere of the old Tokyo
The Tallest Television Broadcastine Tower in The World
Japan's Oldest Zoo which houses more than 2500 animals
Modern Design Aquarium in The Tokyo SkyTree Town
Japan's Largest Baseball Stadium holds concerts, festivals and exhibitions
Human-Powered Taxis take you to your destination in Asakusa
View Modern skyline of Tokyo and Old Edo
One of the Largest Most Popular Anime Chain Stores in Japan
Theme Park for Naruto, One Piece and Dragon Ball
Preserve a wide range of sumo materials - Banzuke, Aprons
Well known as the city's most popular nightlife district among foreigners
Popular shopping and entertainment district in Tokyo Bay
Contemporary Art Museum in Roppongi Hills of Tokyo
Educational Amusement Park replicating a real city
Meet Penguins, Sharks and Sea lions
Exquisite Garden Hidden in the Busy City of Tokyo
Pokemon Fans reminisce their childhood with Pikachu
Life-size Gundam Model Standing 59 ft Tall
Japan's Prominent Landmark; Enjoy a Panoramic View of Tokyo
Race around town in true Mario Kart style!
Sea Themed Amusement Park located next to Tokyo Disneyland
Happiest Place on Earth modeled after Disneyland and Magic Kingdom
Sacred Mountain to meet the
Museum Designed by Studio Ghibli director Hayao Miyazaki in Tokyo
Theme Park Dedicated to Hello Kitty and Her Sanrio Friends
Collection of Islands with Large Ecosystem and Unique Wildlife
Handles 65 million passengers a year and very convenient location to any other places in Tokyo
Attracting locals from all prefectures, Tokyo offers a great variety of food. For this reason, it is quite difficult to identify food and cuisine that originates in Tokyo.
One of Japan's signature dishes, sushi, originated in Tokyo. Sushi was and is sometimes referred to as "Edomae-zushi". "Edo-mae" means Tokyo Bay, and therefore Edomae-zushi refers to sushi made from fish caught in Tokyo Bay. Edomae-zushi is also unique from other sushi in that the fish are flavored and seasoned rather than just cut and served. For example, the maguro would be brushed with soy sauce before serving, allowing the consumer to enjoy the sushi as it is served, without dipping into soy sauce themselves.
One of the most known Tokyo-originated dish is "monja yaki". Monja yaki is similar to an okonomiyaki, but contains for liquid and runny unlike the solid okonomiyaki. The batter mixture is cooked on a hot plate and eaten directly off the pan with a small spatula. Restaurants serving monja yaki also often serve okonomiyaki and even yakisoba.
Although there are not too many dishes that seem to have originated from Tokyo, Tokyo is known as one of the best dining cities in the world. Various kinds of dishes from not only all over Japan but all over the world are available in Tokyo.
Master Sushi Chef of Jiro Dream of Sushi
Popular Japanese Sweet and Souvenir of Tokyo
Robots battle while lasers, flashing lights and trance music encompass the room
Catch your own fish and request how you would like your fish prepared
Vampire themed restaurant in Tokyo
Baratie is an entertainment restaurant that reproduces the world of One Piece
"Tokyo-some-komon" is a traditional form of dyeing that developed in Tokyo during the 17th century. The Tokyo-some-komon method creates fine print dye effects and has a subtle beauty. Designs and patterns of Tokyo-some-komon can vary from geometric designs to plum blossoms and sharkskin pattern. The process involves brush dyeing and thrashing, or hitting the garment repeatedly. Although kimonos of Tokyo-some-komon were worn by everyone, today, Tokyo-some-komon is used to create beautiful kimono exclusively for women. Tokyo Somemonogatari Museum offers workshops where you can try your hand at Tokyo-some-komon and dye your very own fabric.
Japanese traditional form of decorative little stabs.
Great Place for Fabric Shopping at Discounted Prices
Unique department store started as a Do It Yourself Store
Sanja Matsuri, held in Asakusa every May, is one of the three largest festivals in Tokyo. The three day event attracts hundreds of thousands of spectators who gather to watch several dozens of extravagant mikoshi get carried by men. Women and children can also participate in Sanja Matsuri, carrying mikoshi that is exclusively carried by women or children. The highlight of Sanja Matsuri is when the mikoshi are jolted, which is believed to strengthen the power of the deities. The whole town becomes a dancing parade as several large shrines are carried throughout town from morning until night as performers dance and parade to the sound of the beating drums and flute tunes.
The Largest Anime Festival in the World
The Largest Quilt Show in the World
One of Japan's Largest Fireworks Festivals with 9,500 fireworks