Tokyo is Japan’s capital and the largest metropolitan area in the world. It is also one of Japan’s 47 prefectures, consisting of 23 central city wards and multiple cities, towns and villages west of the city center. The Izu and Ogasawara Islands are also part of Tokyo. Prior to 1868, Tokyo was known as Edo. A small castle town in the 16th century, Edo became Japan’s political center in 1603 when Tokugawa Ieyasu established his feudal government there. A few decades later, Edo had grown into one of the world’s most populous cities. With the Meiji Restoration of 1868, the emperor and capital moved from Kyoto to Edo, which was renamed Tokyo (“Eastern Capital”).
World’s highest Skywalk- the Tokyo Sky tree is the tallest free-standing tower in the world, measuring 634m. The observation deck at 450m is the world’s highest skywalk and offers panoramic views of the city.
Tokyo is a fascinating city, where the latest trends and the oldest traditions meet. From ancient cherry-blossom festivals to the vibrant Harajuku neighbourhood. Tokyo offers a seemingly unlimited choice of shopping, entertainment, culture and dining to its visitors.
The city’s history can be appreciated in districts such as Asakusa, and in many excellent museums, historic temples and gardens. Contrary to common perception, Tokyo also offers a number of attractive green spaces in the city centre and within relatively short train rides at its outskirts.