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Tokyo is the seat of the Japanese government and the Imperial Palace, and home of the Japanese Imperial Family. Tokyo is therefore, the de facto capital of Japan. It is also the most populous prefecture and city in the country, and core of the Greater Tokyo Area which is the most populous metropolitan area in the world.

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Akasaka Palace, Tokyo Akasaka Palace, Tokyo AKASAKA PALACE
Akasaka Palace is a former imperial residence that functions today as the State Guesthouse. It is a facility in which the government of Japan accommodates visiting state dignitaries. Located in the Moto Akasaka area of Tokyo, the building took on its present function in 1974, having previously been an imperial detached palace. A National Treasure of Japan ...

Asakusa Shrine, Tokyo Asakusa Shrine, Tokyo ASAKUSA SHRINE
Asakusa Shrine, also known as Sanja-sama ('Shrine of the Three Gods'), is one of the most famous Shinto shrines in Tokyo, Japan. Located in Asakusa, the shrine honors the three men who founded the Senso--ji. Asakusa Shrine is part of a larger grouping of sacred buildings in the area. It can be found on the east side of the Senso--ji down a street marked by a large stone torii ...

Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, Tokyo Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, Tokyo FUJI-HAKONE-IZU NATIONAL PARK
Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park is a national park in Yamanashi, Shizuoka, and Kanagawa Prefectures, and western Tokyo Metropolis. It consists of Mount Fuji, Fuji Five Lakes, Hakone, the Izu Peninsula, and the Izu Islands. Rather than being a specific spot, the park is a collection of dispersed tourist sites that dot the region. The farthest point south is the isle of Aogashima ...

Hie Shrine, Tokyo Hie Shrine, Tokyo HIE SHRINE
The Hie Shrine is a Shinto shrine in Nagatacho-, Chiyoda, Tokyo. Its June 15 Sanno- Matsuri is one of the three great Japanese festivals of Edo (forerunner of Tokyo). Other names for the shrine include Hiyoshi Sanno--sha, Hiyoshi Sanno- Daigongen-sha, Edo Sanno- Daigongen, Ko-jimachi Sanno-, Sanno-sha, and Sanno--sama. The main god of the shrine is O-yamakui-no-kami ...

Imperial Palace, Tokyo Imperial Palace, Tokyo IMPERIAL PALACE
Tokyo Imperial Palace is the main residence of the Emperor of Japan. It is a large park-like area located in Chiyoda, Tokyo close to Tokyo Station and contains various buildings such as the main palace and the private residences of the imperial family. The total area including the gardens is 7.41 square kilometres. During the height of the 1980s Japanese property bubble ...

Inokashira Park, Tokyo Inokashira Park, Tokyo INOKASHIRA PARK
Inokashira Park straddles Musashino and Mitaka in western Tokyo, Japan. Inokashira Pond and the Kanda River water source, established during the Edo period, are the primary sources of the Kanda River. The park was considered a gift from the emperor to the general public. This was the first time in Tokyo that a park was founded in such a manner ...

Kanda Shrine, Tokyo Kanda Shrine, Tokyo KANDA SHRINE
Kanda Shrine is a Shinto shrine located in Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan. The shrine dates back 1,270 years, but the current structure was rebuilt several times due to fire and earthquakes. It is situated in one of the most expensive estate areas of Tokyo. Kanda Shrine was an important shrine to both the warrior class and citizens of Japan, especially during the Edo period ...

Miraikan, Tokyo Miraikan, Tokyo MIRAIKAN
Miraikan (Future Museum) is Japan's National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, created by Japan's Science and Technology Agency. It is situated in a new purpose-built building in the Odaiba District of Tokyo. Some highlights include real-time displays of data from a huge array of seismometers across Japan which shows the country gently vibrating ...

Sanja Matsuri, Tokyo Sanja Matsuri, Tokyo SANJA MATSURI
Sanja Matsuri (literally Three Shrine Festival), or Sanja Festival, is one of the three great Shinto festivals in Tokyo. It is considered one of the wildest and largest. The festival is held in honor of Hinokuma Hamanari, Hinokuma Takenari and Hajino Nakatomo, the three men who established and founded Senso--ji. Sanja Matsuri is held on the third weekend of every May at Asakusa Shrine ...

Tokyo Disneyland, Tokyo Tokyo Disneyland, Tokyo TOKYO DISNEYLAND
Tokyo Disneyland is a 115 acre theme park at the Tokyo Disney Resort located in Urayasu, Chiba, near Tokyo. Its main gate is directly adjacent to both Maihama Station and Tokyo Disneyland Station. It was the first Disney park to be built outside of the USA and opened in 1983. The park was constructed in the same style as Disneyland and Walt Disney World ...

Tokyo DisneySea, Tokyo Tokyo DisneySea, Tokyo TOKYO DISNEYSEA
Tokyo DisneySea was the second theme park to open at the Tokyo Disney Resort and the ninth park of the eleven worldwide Disney theme parks to open. Tokyo DisneySea was the fastest theme park in the world to reach the milestone of 10 million guests, having done so in 307 days after its grand opening. The previous record-holder was Universal Studios Japan 338 days after its opening ...

Tokyo National Museum, Tokyo Tokyo National Museum, Tokyo TOKYO NATIONAL MUSEUM
Established 1872, the Tokyo National Museum, or TNM, is the oldest and largest museum in Japan. The museum collects, houses, and preserves a comprehensive collection of art works and archaeological objects of Asia, focusing on Japan. The museum holds over 110,000 objects, which includes 87 Japanese National Treasure holdings ...

Ueno Park, Tokyo Ueno Park, Tokyo UENO PARK
Ueno Park is a spacious public park located in the Ueno section of Taito, Tokyo, Japan. It occupies the site of the former Kan'ei-ji, a temple closely associated with the Tokugawa shoguns, who had built the temple to guard Edo Castle against the north-east, then considered an unlucky direction. The temple was destroyed during the Boshin War ...



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