Tokyo common name Musashi is Japan's capital, but also Japan's political, cultural and economic center, a high degree of modernization. Its area of 2162 square kilometers, population 11.82 million, including 23 urban, 26 suburban cities, seven-machi, 8 villages, while the surrounding towns, are gradually and continuously to become its "satellite" urban. Tokyo is the world's most populous, the largest modern international cities.
In ancient times, Tokyo is only a reed profusion of wild remote small fishing village, it was first known as Chiyoda. 1457, big feudal lords Ota Dokan in massive construction projects tectonics after the Edo castle, there are documented formally established in Tokyo, but it was the size of a small Edo Castle until 1603, Tokugawa Ieyasu in exercising the power, set up in the Edo After the shogunate, Edo to serve as the administrative hub of Japan have made great headway. AD 1700, it had become a population of more than 1 million of the world's first city.
In 1869, Emperor Meiji moved the capital to Edo, and it is located in eastern Kyoto, is named for Tokyo.
In 1943, Tokyo City was renamed Tokyo, (equivalent to municipalities), expanding the jurisdiction and rapidly developed into large cities and 500 million people. In Tokyo, to protect the good historic and modern architecture communities constitute a perfect harmony, always reflects Japan's traditional culture and cosmopolitan city in perfect harmony.
Tokyo is now Japan's largest industrial city, gathered 11% of the nation's factories. Mainly iron and steel, machinery, chemicals, precision instruments, printing, publishing and apparel and other industries. Is also the country's economic, financial and commercial center. Capital 50 million yen of the company, it has 90% of the centrally located in Tokyo. Major national bank head office or main branches are located here. Tokyo is the world's three major financial centers, with world-famous stock market. Business is very well developed, large wholesale stores account for 18% of the country, small wholesale stores accounted for 31% or so. Ginza is the city's most bustling commercial street.
Tokyo is the national cultural and educational center. Various types of colleges, including short-term university, including a total of more than 190. Near Tsukuba Science City, where with 43 research institutes and universities, including the Japanese space program and space research and test center. Press, Tokyo, account for 2 / 3 or more, while the circulation of books accounted for 90%. Tokyo is Japan's largest transportation hub. Leading to the aircraft and ships and around the world, is the national high-speed railway lines converging point of the city subway extending in all directions with a total length over 170 km. Tokyo Hong Kong ranked the nation's first four, the annual throughput of 40 million tons. There are 4 airports, Narita and Haneda institutions in the capital's air gateway.
Whether city sightseeing, visiting museums, or the entertainment, shopping, tasting food, you can be met in Tokyo, and fun.
Tokyo's famous tourist attractions include Tokyo Tower, Imperial Palace, Parliament Chamber, Senso-ji Temple, Hama Rikyu, Ueno Park and Zoo, Kasai Seaside Park, Odaiba, Tokyo Disneyland and so on. Have more characteristics of a baseball and sumo wrestling match and watch a baseball can go to Park Station in Tokyo after the course, where the Tokyo Giants. Sumo can go to Akihabara to see the two go to a nearby, where the two countries both technical museum, there are many sumo wrestlers belong Heya (clubs), each has its own name for itself Heya and logo. Edo-Tokyo Museum is also worth a visit.
Tokyo Disneyland, Tokyo Tower, Japan's Imperial Palace, Meiji Shrine, Asakusa Kannon, Ueno Park, Sumida River, Ginza, Akihabara Electric Street, Odaiba, Shinjuku