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Tokyo (東京都 Tōkyō-to, literally "Eastern Capital") (/ˈtki/, Japanese: [toːkʲoː] ( listen)), officially Tokyo Metropolis, is the capital city of Japan and one of its 47 prefectures. The Greater Tokyo Area is the most populous metropolitan area in the world. It is the seat of the Emperor of Japan and the Japanese government. Tokyo is in the Kantō region on the southeastern side of the main island Honshu and includes the Izu Islands and Ogasawara Islands. Formerly known as Edo, it has been the de facto seat of government since 1603 when Shōgun Tokugawa Ieyasu made the city his headquarters. It officially became the capital after Emperor Meiji moved his seat to the city from the old capital of Kyoto in 1868; at that time Edo was renamed Tokyo. Tokyo Metropolis was formed in 1943 from the merger of the former Tokyo Prefecture (東京府, Tōkyō-fu) and the city of Tokyo (東京市, Tōkyō-shi).

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Tokyo is like a exciting city. The culture is kind neo -animation. Now manga comics and anima are a part of Tokyo including costumes and neon lights. This city never sleeps and always awake whether It's business mornings or live at night this city worth seeing

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The Nakamise shopping street --- great deals!

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The Asakusa Kannon - one of the finest Buddhist Temples in Japan.

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The lovely Hamarikyu Gardens.

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The East Garden of the Imperial Palace.

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Yes, I defeated a ninja near the Sumida River in Tokyo, Japan

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Tokyo Guest House

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In Yoyogi Park. Perhaps Light Yagami and L had their famous phone scene here?

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The Meiji Shrine, dedicated to the deified spirits of Emperor Meiji and his wife, Empress Shōken.

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The Torii leading to the Meiji Shrine, dedicated to the deified spirits of Emperor Meiji and his wife, Empress Shōken. If you pass under it, according to Shinto believers, you will be purified.

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