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Introduction to Tokyo

Tokyo, the name of the modern capital city of Japan

Tokyo should be considered the same tourist destination as lively international cities like Paris, London, and New York. Tokyo is the financial, political, and commercial heart of Japan. While the pace of the city can be overwhelming, we will show the tranquil, traditional side of this great city too. The city was historically referred to as Edo. In 2003, it celebrated its 400th birthday.

Tokyo has an incredible variety of museums, galleries, shrines, and temples to keep you preoccupied for many days. In the city of Tokyo, there is a broad spectrum of places to visit, from the Imperial Palace, home of the Emperor and past shogunates, to the legendary Tokyo Tower and Tokyo Sky Tree, the new landmark of Tokyo.

And within Tokyo, like many other capital cities of Asian countries with a long history, there are historic neighborhoods, revealing glimpses of vanishing traditional Japanese culture. And please do not forget to visit resort areas outside Tokyo, showcasing the splendor of Mount Fuji.

General Information for the prefecture of Tokyo

Country :

Japan (Nippon)
General information for the country of Japan 

Region :  

Kanto region
Maps and City Guides of Tokyo


23 special wards 
26 cities
5 towns
8 villages 
11 islands 

Maps and City Guides of Tokyo

Map of Tokyo prefecture, cities and towns


Approx. 2,190 km2


Approx. 13,990,000

National Language:

Japanese (Nihongo)

Water, Tipping:

Drinkable tap water is available throughout Japan 
Has No custom of tipping


Voltage: 100V Utility frequency:: 50Hz

Emergency Calls:

Police 110
Fire 119
Ambulance 119

Tokyo Metropolitan Government