Tokyo, the bustling capital of Japan, is located in the Kanto region on the southeastern side of Honshu Island. Known for its towering skyscrapers, vibrant culture, historic temples, and cutting-edge technology, Tokyo offers a unique blend of traditional and modern experiences.

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  • 🇲🇽 Region: Kanto
  • 👩‍🎨 Visitors per year: 542.7 million
  • ⏰ Timezone: GMT +9
  • ✈️ Airport: Narita (NRT), Haneda (HND)
  • 💹 Currency: Japanese yen (JPY)
  • ✈️ Cheap flights:
  • 🕝 Average Trip Length: 3-7 days
  • 🛃 Visa: 30 days
  • 🚑 Travel Insurance: Ekta
  • 📲 Best Sim Card: Telcel
  • 🔌  Power plug: Type A/B (220 volts)
  • 🚰 Tap water: Drinkable
  • 💰 Cashless: No
  • 💵 USD allowed? No

Tokyo, originally a small fishing village named Edo, has evolved into Japan’s sprawling capital since the 17th century when it became the seat of the Tokugawa shogunate.

It officially became the capital after the emperor moved there in 1868, marking the beginning of the Meiji Restoration.

Today, it’s not only Japan’s political and economic center but also a global hub for culture, fashion, and technology.

Tokyo’s rich history is intertwined with rapid modernization, hosting ancient temples alongside skyscrapers, embodying a blend of traditional heritage and futuristic innovation.

What makes Tokyo special is its extraordinary ability to harmonize contrasts. The city is a remarkable fusion of ancient tradition and cutting-edge innovation.

Visitors and residents alike can explore historic temples, such as Senso-ji, just a short distance from the neon-lit streets of Shibuya and Akihabara’s tech shops.

Tokyo is renowned for its culinary scene, offering everything from Michelin-starred restaurants to street food stalls.

The city’s commitment to arts and culture, alongside its role as a leader in technological advancement, makes it a fascinating, ever-evolving metropolis that captures the essence of both Japan’s past and its future.

  • Tokyo, Kanto, Japan
  • Narita (NRT), Haneda (HND)
  • Rainy season: Jun-Jul
  • Hottest Month: August
  • Coldest month: January

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