Rest in Tokyo

Stay in Tokyo

Tokyo is one of the largest cities in the world, which amazes with its futuristic shape and orientation to the future. In order to understand what a significant place the city occupies in the life of not only the country but also all world community, will appreciate the fact that if Tokyo became a separate state, it would have taken 15-th place in list of countries by GDP. It turns out that Tokyo in terms of economic development ahead of Turkey, Australia, Indonesia and many others. In addition, the population of the Tokyo Metropolitan area – more than 37 million people, and it’s bigger than the whole Asian part of Russia (far East Siberia plus). However, speaking of Tokyo, you should bear in mind that this is not one city, and one of a kind capital district. Tokyo district includes 62 administrative units, including cities, villages and towns. When it comes to Tokyo, the usually mean the “heart” of the district, including district 23. Each of these areas is so great that it has the status of a city and has its own mayor and city Council.

East Tokyo

Today Tokyo is the cultural, administrative and economic capital of the country, but not always. The town was founded in the XV century, building on the model of the ancient capital of China Danyang shogun Tokugawa. Initially the city was called Edo. In the XII century the brave warrior Edo Taro Shigenaga ordered to build on the site of the future port of Edo, and for a long time there was a modest village of fishermen. In the XV century in these places was built Edo castle, and in 1630 the city of Edo became the capital and residence of the shoguns.

On the development of the new capital were thrown all the forces of Japan: here worked the residents from across the country. During the construction of the city builders were guided by rules of Chinese urban development in the North must be a mountain in the South – water, West – road, in the East river. In order to build a Palace in the city center, the builders had to artificially create land. For 40 years the diggers were filling the space marine land of the hill with Kanda. Their labors were not in vain, and Edo became the largest city of its time. In 1868 the Emperor with his court moved to Edo which was renamed Tokyo, became the capital of the country. During the XX century the city was twice destroyed (due to earthquakes and because of the bombing in 1945). When the city was preparing for the Olympics in 1964, then received a strong impulse in the development.

Old Tokyo

When it comes to modern Tokyo, primarily represented high skyscrapers, and rightly so. The city is constantly striving upwards, and here not a rarity in buildings of 50 or more floors, among them – luxury hotels, offices, shops. A symbol of aspiration for the future is the television tower, whose height is 333 meters. A unique feature of Tokyo is that the city is seeking not only up, but also deep down, like “putting down roots” — here the construction is very developed underground. This is felt especially acutely in the metro city or in a multi-level underground Central Tokyo.

As the economic capital, Tokyo is a city of businessmen, and to feel this atmosphere of active business, being in the business district of Marunouchi. Here are the main offices of the largest banks and corporations.

Tokyo truly has many faces, and for some travelers it is primarily a city where you can buy literally everything. Kind of a “showcase” of the capital is the street of Ginza. There is a huge number of boutiques, retail shops and other shops and cafes, cinemas. On Ginza street, which stretches more than a kilometer, you can see a lot of fancy storefronts and buildings, and a walk in the area – a kind of Japanese entertainment.

The capital of Japan is truly a universal place in terms of tourist activities, as there will be entertainment for every taste. First of all, Tokyo is a cultural capital in which only art galleries more than four hundred, and several dozen museums. Although Tokyo is a very modern city, “the concrete realm”, but there are enough Islands of greenery, where like the rest to nature lovers. Especially a lot of tourists in the spring that come here to look at the cherry blossoms and Japanese plum.


Like Tokyo and art lovers, because there is a rich theatrical life. While vacationing in Tokyo, don’t miss the opportunity to visit the national Japanese Kabuki theater, Kabuki-za and national theatre Tokyo, where you can see the performance of puppets “Bunraku”. Sports fans will be interested to take part in the tournament on sumo wrestling.

A holiday in Tokyo will appeal to the youngest tourists, because in the capital of Japan is Tokyo Disneyland, which area is equal to nearly 50 hectares. Will not be disappointed and those who escaped in the journey for the sake of “light” and fun. In Tokyo a lot of recreational facilities and clubs, many of which are located in the districts of Roppongi and Shinjuku.

Finally, Tokyo will surely be remembered by tourists for its first class cuisine. The Japanese culinary art is the principle that products must be of superior quality and undergo minimal processing. The task of the chef is to emphasize the taste of the food and not change it during complex manipulations. Tokyo had a chance to earn the honorary title of culinary capital of the world, beating Paris and London.

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