Tokyo – Japan’s capital, a city in the southeastern part of the island of Honshu, on the shores of Tokyo Bay of the Pacific Ocean. This is one of the largest and most influential cities in the world, the undoubted leader in the political, financial, industrial and cultural scene of the rising sun. The population of Tokyo exceeds the mark of 13 million people, the number of inhabitants of this metropolis is the fifth in the world.
Tokyo – forever young and vibrant city
The capital of Japan, surprisingly, is one of the youngest cities in the country – its base referred to in 1457. Completion of the small Edo Castle gave rise to the city, which for hundreds of years has turned to Tokyo – throbbing as Vienna, and never sleeping capital of the state. And despite the fact that the city has experienced huge losses strongest earthquake of Kanto in 1923 and virtually the same loss of World War II, he survived, rebuilt and now is the largest capital on economic performance in the world. This is one of the fastest growing megacities, while combining the features of ancient and modern. In the shadow of huge skyscrapers you can see tiny houses, miraculously survived the devastation and small narrow streets that do not even have names.
Now Tokyo – the center of high-tech enterprises, where most of the electronic equipment in Japan, and the offices of many foreign companies. It should be noted that the capital of Japan, is one of three global financial centers alongside New York and London – there is one of the world’s largest stock exchanges.
Evening Tokyo shines a plurality of lights
In the vast metropolis, where the clock reigns high-tech, and the dizzying pace of life does not take a breath, locals revere national traditions and peculiarities. Tokyo both famous ancient monuments of oriental architecture and modern attractions, unique creations of technical ideas. For example, recently in the city opened a new tower Tokyo Sky Tree – this is poetic name means “Tokyo Sky Tree”. The design height of 634 meters is the largest telecommunications tower in the world.
The most interesting of the “traditional” sights of Tokyo is perhaps the Imperial Palace – a complex of buildings and structures, the first buildings that were laid in the 16th century. This is the official residence of the rulers of Japan, today it houses apartments current Emperor Akihito and his country relatives.
A favorite vacation spot of Tokyo people are parks, among which occupies a special place Ueno Park – a kind of cultural Mecca of the Japanese capital. On the territory of the park complex has several major museums, including the Tokyo National Museum, the concert hall, the largest city zoo and the main building of the Tokyo University of the Arts. By the way, the National Museum has collected about 90 thousand exhibits, including an amazing examples of Japanese art, the most valuable archaeological finds, household items of the ancient inhabitants of Japan, and more.
A popular place for walking and shopping with locals and tourists is the street of Ginza, like a giant showcase of stretching for 1,200 meters. Here are the most famous shops, shopping centers and popular restaurants. However, it should be noted that in the Ginza shopping – fun is not cheap.